Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chillling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wrecks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

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The Thing (1982)

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Horror/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 49m · 6/25/1982

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Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chillling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wrecks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

Streaming Popularity Today: 231 -55

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Norwegian

Country

United States

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company

Budget

$15,000,000

Revenue

$19,629,760
Cast
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Kurt Russell

MacReady
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Wilford Brimley

Blair (as A. Wilford Brimley)
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T.K. Carter

Nauls
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David Clennon

Palmer
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Keith David

Childs
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Richard Dysart

Dr. Copper
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Charles Hallahan

Norris
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Peter Maloney

Bennings
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Richard Masur

Clark
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Donald Moffat

Garry
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Joel Polis

Fuchs
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Thomas G. Waites

Windows (as Thomas Waites)
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Norbert Weisser

Norwegian
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Larry Franco

Norwegian Passenger with Rifle
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Nate Irwin

Helicopter Pilot
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William Zeman

Pilot
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Adrienne Barbeau

Computer (voice) (uncredited)
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John Carpenter

Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)
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Jed

Dog Thing (uncredited)
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Bill Lancaster

Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)
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Dick Warlock

Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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John Carpenter

Director
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Bill Lancaster

Writer
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John W. Campbell Jr.

Writer
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