The Car

The Car (1977)

Is it a phantom, a demon, or the devil himself?

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1977-05-12
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 261 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Elliot Silverstein
star 6.3/10
From 261 Ratings


The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff, it becomes the job of Captain Wade Parent to stop the murderous driver.

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  • James Brolin

    as Wade Parent
  • Kathleen Lloyd

    as Lauren Humphries
  • John Marley

    as Everett
  • R. G. Armstrong

    as Amos Clements
  • John Rubinstein

    as John Norris
  • Elizabeth Thompson

    as Margie Johnson
  • Roy Jenson

    as Ray Mott
  • Kim Richards

    as Lynn Marie Parent
  • Kyle Richards

    as Debra Parent
  • Kate Murtagh

    as Miss McDonald
  • Doris Dowling

    as Bertha Clements
  • Eddie Little Sky

    as Denson
  • Read Morgan

    as Mac Gruder
  • Geraldine Keams

    as Donna
  • Melody Thomas Scott

    as Suzie Pullbrook
  • Bryan O'Byrne

    as Wally
  • Don Keefer

    as Dr. Pullbrook
  • Ronny Cox

    as Luke
  • Leslie Hoffman

    as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Elliott Mason

    as Little Boy (uncredited)
  • Johnny Timko

    as Little Boy (uncredited)
  • James Rawley

    as Thompson
Sound Leonard Rosenman Original Music Composer
Editing Todd C. Ramsay Associate Editor
Camera Gerald Hirschfeld Director of Photography
Writing Dennis Shryack Screenplay
Writing Dennis Shryack Story
Writing Michael Butler Screenplay
Writing Michael Butler Story
Directing Elliot Silverstein Director
Production Elliot Silverstein Producer
Writing Lane Slate Screenplay
Production Marvin Birdt Producer
Editing Michael McCroskey Editor
Visual Effects Albert Whitlock Visual Effects