The Thing (1982)

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A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

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Trivia

Storyboard artist Michael G. Ploog planned a more low key transformation of Norris, Ploog initially wanted to focus on tentacles erupting from Norris's feet.


Quotes

MacReady: Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.


Goofs

When Norris and Mac climb down into the crater and are walking towards the open hatch in the center, look on the far right hand side of the screen and you will see the head and arm of somebody come into shot and then disappear again.


Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version the cook is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". Because Universal did not secure rights for the home video release, the song was replaced. However, for more recent releases, Universal was able to use "Superstition" because they relicensed the song.


Soundtracks

DON'T EXPLAIN
Music by
Billie Holiday (uncredited)
Lyrics by Arthur Herzog Jr. (uncredited)
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of MCA Records

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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

Filming Locations

Juneau, Alaska, 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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