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John Carpenter's The Thing

No Premiere
Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 49min
An American scientifi c expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a pair of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting at a husky. The helicopter explodes in an accident, and the Norwegians are killed, leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, as the scientists look on in shock, the husky mutates and attacks the other dogs in the camp. The team soon realizes that a bizarre alien life-form has found its way into their midst.
Directed by: 
John Carpenter
Produced by: 
David Foster, Lawrence Turman
Written by: 
Screenplay: Bill Lancaster Based on the story by John W. Campbell Jr.
Main Cast: 
Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, Keith David, A. Wilford Brimley
About the Director(s): 

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), more