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The Thing
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Kurt Russell Kurt Russell
R.J. MacReady
Wilford Brimley Wilford Brimley
Dr. Blair
T.K. Carter T.K. Carter
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David Clennon David Clennon
Palmer
Keith David Keith David
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Richard Dysart Richard Dysart
Dr. Copper
Charles Hallahan Charles Hallahan
Vance Norris
Peter Maloney Peter Maloney
George Bennings


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Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster
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One of John Carpenter's finest

5 years ago at Nov 20 12:56
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"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 in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won."

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5 years, 8 months ago at Mar 25 17:03
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What’s amazing about the film is that the older I get the scarier the film is. I must have seen the film a half dozen times now. I first watched it when I was a kid, maybe 11 or 12, and I just kind of loved the gore effects. Was just riveted by them. Every subsequent rewatch has unsettled me a little more and watching it a few nights back the film struck me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. It... read more

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5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 8 11:33
3 votes
It doesn’t matter how many times you watch The Thing, it still has the ability to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and forces you to the edge of your seat.
The dark, brooding atmosphere starts at the opening credits when the title burns its way through the screen. The eerie thudding music accentuates this and the tone doesn’t let up for the full running time.

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
Release date: 25 June 1982
UPC: 025192032929
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