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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.

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  1. John W. Campbell Jr.

    Story

  2. Bill Lancaster

    Screenplay

  3. John Carpenter

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kurt Russell

    Kurt Russell

    R.J. MacReady

  2. Keith David

    Keith David

    Childs

  3. Wilford Brimley

    Wilford Brimley

    Dr. Blair

  4. Donald Moffat

    Donald Moffat

    Garry

  5. Richard Dysart

    Richard Dysart

    Dr. Copper

  6. Charles Hallahan

    Charles Hallahan

    Norris

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $13,782,838.00

Homepage http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/the-thing/

Release Information

  • June 25, 1982
    R, Theatrical

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