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The Thing (1982)

R
109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
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Cinematographer
Editor
Todd C. Ramsay (as Todd Ramsay)
Casting Director
Production Designer
John J. Lloyd (as John L. Lloyd)
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Budget
$ 15,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 3,107,897
Gross (USA)
$ 13,782,838
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Release date
Jun 25, 1982 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Kurt Russell
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Wilford Brimley
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David Clennon
Palmer Palmer   See fewer
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Keith David
Childs Childs   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
Dr. Copper Dr. Copper   See fewer
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Charles Hallahan
Vance Norris Vance Norris   See fewer
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Peter Maloney
George Bennings George Bennings   See fewer
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Joel Polis
Fuchs Fuchs   See fewer
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Thomas G. Waites
Windows (as Thomas Waites) Windows (as Thomas Waites)   See fewer
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Norbert Weisser
Norwegian Norwegian   See fewer
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Larry Franco
Norwegian Passenger with Rifle Norwegian Passenger with Rifle   See fewer
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Nate Irwin
Helicopter Pilot Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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Adrienne Barbeau
Computer (voice) (uncredited) Computer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Carpenter
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Jed
Dog Thing (uncredited) Dog Thing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.1 / 10 | 316,263 votes