The Thing (1982)

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Director

John Carpenter

Cast

Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady

Wilford Brimley as Dr. Blair

T.K. Carter as Nauls

Richard Dysart as Dr. Copper

Richard Masur as Clark

Donald Moffat as Garry

David Clennon as Palmer

Keith David as Childs

Writers

Bill Lancaster (screenplay)

John W. Campbell Jr. (story)


Summary

A group of American researchers in Antarctica encounter a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that assimilates, then imitates, other organisms. The group is overcome by paranoia and conflict as they learn that they can no longer trust each other and that any of them could be 'The Thing'.

Genre

Horror, Sci-Fi

Released

June 25, 1982

Runtime

1hr 49min

MPAA

Rated R

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