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The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG
93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Directors
Jim Henson (directed by) | Frank Oz (directed by)
Writers
David Odell (screenplay) | Jim Henson (story)
Producers
Jim Henson (produced by) | Gary Kurtz (produced by)
Composer
Trevor Jones (music by)
Cinematographer
Production Designer
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Box Office
Budget
$ 15,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,657,335
Gross (USA)
$ 40,577,001
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Release date
Dec 17, 1982 (United States)

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Jim Henson
Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer) Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)   See fewer
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Kathryn Mullen
Kira, a Gelfling (performer) Kira, a Gelfling (performer)   See fewer
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Frank Oz
Aughra, a Keeper Of Secrets (performer) / Chamberlain (performer) Aughra, a Keeper Of Secrets (performer) / Chamberlain (performer)   See fewer
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Dave Goelz
Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster (performer) / General, Garthim Master (performer) Fizzgig, a Friendly Monster (performer) / General, Garthim Master (performer)   See fewer
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Steve Whitmire
Scientist (voice) Scientist (voice)   See fewer
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Louise Gold
Gourmand (performer) Gourmand (performer)   See fewer
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Brian Muehl
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Bob Payne
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Mike Quinn
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Tim Rose
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Jean-Pierre Amiel
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Hugh Spight
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Robbie Barnett
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Swee Lim
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Simon J. Williamson
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Hus Levant
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Toby Philpott
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David Greenaway
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Richard Slaughter
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Kiran Shah
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Mike Edmonds
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Peter Burroughs
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Malcolm Dixon
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Sadie Corre
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Deep Roy
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Jack Purvis
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Gerald Staddon
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Mike Cottrell
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John Ghavan
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Annie Jones
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Natasha Knight
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Lisa Esson
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Stephen Garlick
Jen (voice) Jen (voice)   See fewer
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Lisa Maxwell
Kira (voice) Kira (voice)   See fewer
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Billie Whitelaw
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Percy Edwards
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Barry Dennen
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Michael Kilgarriff
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Jerry Nelson
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Thick Wilson
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John Baddeley
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David Buck
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Charles Collingwood
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Sean Barrett
Urzah (voice) Urzah (voice)   See fewer
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Miki Iveria
Podling (voice) Podling (voice)   See fewer
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Patrick Monckton
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Susan Westerby
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Joseph O'Conor
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Michael Earl
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Grant Olding
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7.2 / 10 | 48,015 votes