R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
When the film first aired on U.S. network television, Universal executive Sid Sheinberg provided a completely different cut of the movie, which included early scenes introducing each character. Naturally disowned by John Carpenter, this version no longer exists.
I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out ...
The camp's tractor was supposedly sabotaged along with the chopper by Blair to prevent The Thing from reaching civilization. However near the end of the film when they are preparing to set the camp on fire Nauls is shown driving said tractor into one of the buildings on the compound.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)
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