Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal (1981)

A Step Beyond Science Fiction

  • Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Music
  • Release Date: 1981-08-07
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 653 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Canadian Film Development Corporation
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: Gerald Potterton
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From 653 Ratings


The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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  • Rodger Bumpass

    as Hanover Fiste / Dr. Anrak (voice)
  • John Candy

    as Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot (voice)
  • Jackie Burroughs

    as Katherine (voice)
  • Joe Flaherty

    as Lawyer / General (voice)
  • Don Francks

    as Grimaldi / Co-Pilot / Barbarian (voice)
  • Marilyn Lightstone

    as Whore / Queen (voice)
  • Eugene Levy

    as Sternn / Male Reporter / Edsel (voice)
  • Harold Ramis

    as Zeke (voice)
  • Caroline Semple

    as Girl (voice)
  • Richard Romanus

    as Harry Canyon (voice)
  • Susan Roman

    as Girl / Satellite (voice)
  • Al Waxman

    as Rudnick (voice)
  • Harvey Atkin

    as Alien / Henchman (voice)
  • Glenis Wootton Gross

    as Whore (voice)
  • John Vernon

    as Prosecutor (voice)
  • George Touliatos

    as Pilot / Barbarian (voice)
  • August Schellenberg

    as Norl / Taarak (voice)
  • Vlasta Vrana

    as Barbarian Leader (voice)
  • Alice Playten

    as Gloria (voice)
  • Percy Rodriguez

    as Loc-Nar (voice / uncredited)
Directing Gerald Potterton Director
Writing Daniel Goldberg Screenplay
Writing Len Blum Screenplay
Writing Jean Giraud Characters
Production Leonard Mogel Executive Producer
Production Ivan Reitman Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Editing Ian Llande Editor
Editing Mick Manning Editor
Visual Effects Milton Gray Animation
Visual Effects Rick Maki Animation
Visual Effects Ray daSilva Animation
Crew John Bruno Special Effects
Art Errol Bryant Background Designer
Visual Effects Richard Fawdry Animation
Editing Gerald Tripp Editor
Sound Sammy Hagar Theme Song Performance
Sound Don Felder Theme Song Performance
Art Pat Gavin Art Direction
Art Michael C. Gross Production Design
Visual Effects John Bruno Visual Effects Director
Sound Peter Thillaye Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Gord Thompson Sound Effects Editor
Sound Don White Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Joanne Hovey Sound Effects Editor
Sound Rod Crawley Sound Effects Editor
Sound Marc Chiasson Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Tayk Kim Animation Director
Visual Effects Brian Larkin Animation Director
Visual Effects Harold Whitaker Animation Director
Sound Sammy Hagar Songs
Sound Devo Songs
Sound Riggs Songs
Sound Blue Öyster Cult Songs
Sound Donald Fagen Songs
Sound Stevie Nicks Songs
Sound Journey Songs
Sound Cheap Trick Songs
Sound Don Felder Songs
Sound Grand Funk Railroad Songs
Sound Nazareth Songs
Sound Trust Songs
Sound Black Sabbath Songs
Production Jack King Production Manager
Crew Jimmy T. Murakami Sequence Supervisor
Crew Harold Whitaker Sequence Supervisor
Crew Pino Van Lamsweerde Sequence Supervisor
Crew Jack Stokes Sequence Supervisor
Crew Paul Sabella Sequence Supervisor
Crew Julian Harris Sequence Supervisor
Crew Barrie Nelson Sequence Supervisor
Crew Lee Mishkin Sequence Supervisor
Crew John Halas Sequence Supervisor
Crew John Bruno Sequence Supervisor
Visual Effects Danny Antonucci Animation