The Thing

The Thing

109 mins | Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery | June 25, 1982

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

The Thing

109 mins | Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery | June 25, 1982

The Thing
Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.
IMDb rating 8.2
Producers Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company
Original title The Thing
Directors Michael Steele, Christine Wilson, Candy Artmont, Jeffrey Chernov, John Carpenter, Larry J. Franco
Writers John W. Campbell Jr., Bill Lancaster

Cast

Kurt Russell

as R.J. MacReady

Keith David

as Childs

Wilford Brimley

as Dr. Blair

T.K. Carter

as Nauls

David Clennon

as Palmer

Richard Dysart

as Dr. Copper

Charles Hallahan

as Norris

Peter Maloney

as Bennings

Richard Masur

as Clark

Donald Moffat

as Garry

Joel Polis

as Fuchs

Thomas G. Waites

as Windows

Norbert Weisser

as Norwegian (uncredited)

Larry J. Franco

as Norwegian Passenger With Rifle (uncredited)

Nate Irwin

as Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

William Zeman

as Pilot (uncredited)

Adrienne Barbeau

as Computer (voice) (uncredited)

John Carpenter

as Norwegian (video footage) (uncredited)

Jed

as The Dog (uncredited)