The Thing
The Thing 1982
Directed By John Carpenter
Screenplay By Bill Lancaster
Cast Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter
Produced By David Foster, Wilbur Stark, Lawrence Turman, Stuart Cohen
Film Editing By Todd C. Ramsay
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Music By Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter

David Foster Productions, Turman-Foster Company


United States


English, Norwegian

Release Date

June 25, 1982


109 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Universal Pictures

Budget $15,000,000
Gross $19,629,760



  • Kurt Russell as MacReady
  • Wilford Brimley as Blair
  • Donald Moffat as Garry
  • Richard Masur as Clark
  • Keith David as Childs
  • David Clennon as Palmer
  • Charles Hallahan as Norris
  • Richard Dysart as Copper
  • T.K. Carter as Nauls
  • Peter Maloney as Bennings
  • Joel Polis as Fuchs
  • Thomas G. Waites as Windows
  • Norbert Weisser as Norwegian Pilot
  • Larry J. Franco as Norwegian Passenger with Rifle
  • Adrienne Barbeau as Computer



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