The Thing (1982) (Tv Show)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.


A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.


Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin


Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, Norwegian
Release Date: 25 June 1982 (USA)
Also Known As: John Carpenter's The Thing
Runtime: 109 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

The Thing (1982)

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