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The Thing

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

Cast: Kurt Russell , A. Wilford Brimley , T.K. Carter , Richard Dysart , Richard Masur , Donald Moffat , David Clennon , Keith David

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Horror, Science fiction

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Thing (1982)

Release Date: June 25th, 1982|1 hr. 48 min.

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