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The Thing (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.


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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Carpenter considers this to be the first of his Apocalypse trilogy. Prince of Darkness (1987) and In the Mouth of Madness (1994) comprise the other two parts of the trilogy.


Quotes

MacReady: We're gonna draw a little bit of everybody's blood... 'cause we're gonna find out who's The Thing. Watchin' Norris in there gave me the idea that... maybe every part of him was a whole, every little piece was an individual animal with a built-in ...


Goofs

(at around 1h 23 mins) After Palmer's blood leaps from the dish after being scorched by Mac's flamethrower, we see Palmer (David Clennon) morphing into a Thing-monster. Several men tied to a couch are now screaming in terror for their lives. We hear Nauls's (T.K. Carter) screaming loudly but when the camera catches some shots of Nauls, he's just sitting their placidly when the soundtrack simultaneously reveals him to be screaming.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

25 June 1982

Language

English, Norwegian


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)

Gross:

$13,782,838 (USA)

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