The Thing

The Thing (1982)

Man is the warmest place to hide.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1982-06-25
  • User Rating: 8.0/10 from 6729 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Carpenter
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In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing creature wreaks havoc, creates terror... and becomes one of them.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as MacReady
  • Keith David

    as Childs
  • Wilford Brimley

    as Blair
  • T.K. Carter

    as Nauls
  • David Clennon

    as Palmer
  • Richard Dysart

    as Dr. Copper
  • Charles Hallahan

    as Norris
  • Peter Maloney

    as Bennings
  • Richard Masur

    as Clark
  • Donald Moffat

    as Garry
  • Joel Polis

    as Fuchs
  • Thomas G. Waites

    as Windows
  • Norbert Weisser

    as Norwegian
  • Larry Franco

    as Norwegian Passenger with Rifle
  • Nate Irwin

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • William Zeman

    as Pilot
  • Adrienne Barbeau

    as Computer (voice) (uncredited)
  • John Carpenter

    as Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)
  • Jed

    as The Dog (uncredited)
Directing John Carpenter Director
Writing Bill Lancaster Screenplay
Production David Foster Producer
Production Wilbur Stark Executive Producer
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Camera Dean Cundey Director of Photography
Editing Todd C. Ramsay Editor
Production Anita Dann Casting
Art John J. Lloyd Production Design
Art Henry Larrecq Art Direction
Art John M. Dwyer Set Decoration
Production Stuart Cohen Co-Producer
Camera Cyrus Block Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Ronald I. Caplan Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gilbert Loe Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Trish Keating Costume Supervisor
Art Barton M. Susman Leadman
Sound David Lewis Yewdall Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Colin C. Mouat Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Warren Hamilton Jr. Sound Effects Editor
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Thomas Marshall Gaffer
Lighting Charles E. Nippell Best Boy Electric
Camera Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Sound Cliff Kohlweck Music Editor
Directing Candy Artmont Script Supervisor
Production Lawrence Turman Producer
Production Larry Franco Associate Producer
Crew Ken Diaz Makeup Effects
Directing Christine Wilson Script Supervisor
Crew Lawrence Perry Pilot
Crew Ken Strain Pilot
Camera Dave Gordon Dolly Grip
Camera Kris Krosskove Dolly Grip
Camera Dillard Brinson Key Grip
Camera Ronald Woodward Key Grip
Sound John Carpenter Original Music Composer
Sound Alan Howarth Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Newman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ken Chase Makeup Artist
Crew Anthony Cecere Stunts
Crew Kent Hays Stunts
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Crew Melvin Jones Stunts
Crew Eric Mansker Stunts
Crew Denver Mattson Stunts
Crew Clint Rowe Stunts
Crew Ken Strain Stunts
Crew Rock A. Walker Stunts
Crew Jerry Wills Stunts
Production Robert Latham Brown Production Manager
Directing Larry Franco First Assistant Director
Directing Jeffrey Chernov Second Assistant Director
Crew Roy Arbogast Special Effects
Camera Clyde E. Bryan First Assistant Camera
Camera Steve Tate Second Assistant Camera
Sound Kendrick Sweet Sound Editor
Sound Ernesto Mas Assistant Sound Editor
Sound John K. Adams Foley Supervisor
Crew Dick Warlock Stunt Coordinator
Crew Dan Anglin Transportation Captain
Crew Bob Cornell Transportation Captain
Lighting Mark Walthour Gaffer
Art Richard A. Gonzales Swing
Art Joseph R. Savko Swing
Art Milton Wilson Swing
Crew Hans Metz Special Effects Assistant
Crew John K. Stirber Special Effects Assistant
Camera Ray Kinzer Grip
Art Michael R. Gannon Assistant Property Master
Crew Rocky Corsini Craft Service
Art James Callan Painter
Art Michael Ploog Production Illustrator
Art Mentor Huebner Production Illustrator
Art Gary Meyer Production Illustrator
Production Ron MacInnes Production Assistant
Production Debbie Collier Production Secretary
Crew Yervant Babasin Craft Service
Crew George Lawson Driver
Art Graeme Murray Set Decoration
Production Fitch Cady Unit Production Manager
Directing Michael Steele Second Assistant Director
Production Karen Kalton Production Secretary
Crew Robin Mounsey Technical Advisor
Camera Paul R. Prince First Assistant Camera
Camera David Geddes Second Assistant Camera
Camera Douglas Pruss Second Assistant Camera
Crew Lee Routly Special Effects
Crew Michael A. Clifford Special Effects
Crew Alois Stranan Transportation Captain
Camera Chris Helcermanas-Benge Still Photographer
Camera James L. Hurford Best Boy Grip
Lighting Len Wolfe Best Boy Electric
Crew Spencer Hyde Craft Service
Crew Nate Irwin Pilot
Crew Rob Bottin Makeup Effects
Crew Barrett J. Reid Generator Operator
Costume & Make-Up Rob Bottin Makeup Effects Designer
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects
Visual Effects Henry Schoessler Visual Effects
Art John Zemansky Property Master
Writing John W. Campbell Jr. Novel
Lighting David R. Anderson Gaffer