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Director John Carpenter returns to the suburban landscape he explored so chillingly in Halloween (1978) with this lean, stripped-down adaptation of the Stephen King best-seller about a haunted car with a devilishly bad attitude and the teen underdog who falls head-over-heels for her chrome-accented charms. Shortly after geeky, horn-rim-sporting Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) narrowly escapes a beating at the hands of shop-class bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) on the first day of his senior year, he soon falls prey to a far more duplicitous villain in the form of a rusted-out 1958 Plymouth Fury nicknamed "Christine" by its crusty owner George LeBay (Roberts Blossom) -- who sells wide-eyed Arnie the old hulk despite the protests of best friend Dennis (John Stockwell) and the admonition of his domineering parents. As Arnie sets to the task of restoring Christine, his hobby grows into an obsession -- and the real power that hums beneath her hood begins to emerge, seemingly granting newfound coolness and sex appeal to the once-nerdy outcast, while simultaneously drawing away his very soul. A vengeful spirit, Christine lashes out violently at those who dare to stand between her and Arnie -- starting with Repperton and his gang, who completely trash the car, but are soon hunted down one by one and pulverized beneath the whitewalls of the miraculously-restored Fury. When Arnie's pretty, popular girlfriend Leigh (Alexandra Paul) begins to suspect she may soon be on the receiving end of automotive vengeance, she calls on Dennis for help... but a frightening midnight ride in Christine convinces Dennis that Arnie's only hope lies in destroying the demonic vehicle. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Keith Gordon
as Arnie Cunningham
John Stockwell
as Dennis Guilder
Alexandra Paul
as Leigh Cabot
Robert Prosky
as Will Darnell
Harry Dean Stanton
as Rudolph Junkins
Christine Belford
as Regina Cunningham
Roberts Blossom
as George LeBay
William Ostrander
as Buddy
David Spielberg
as Mr. Casey
Malcom Danare
as Moochie
Steven Tash
as Rich
Stuart Charno
as Vandenberg
Kelly Preston
as Roseanne
Marc Poppel
as Chuck
Jan Burrell
as Librarian
Robert Darnell
as Michael Cunningham
Karen Rea
Bruce French
as Mr. Smith
Richard Collier
as Pepper Boyd
Douglas Warhit
as Bemis

Crew

John Carpenter
Director
Richard Kobritz
Producer
John Carpenter
Screenwriter
Bill Phillips
Screenwriter
Stephen King
Book Author
Stephen King
Screenwriter
John Carpenter
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Howarth
Composer (Music Score)
Marion Rothman
Editor
Robert Doudell
Production Designer
John Loggia
Production Designer
Daniel Lomino
Production Designer
Larry Franco
Co-producer
Barry Bernardi
Associate Producer
Mark Tarlov
Executive Producer
Darryl Levine
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Franco
First Assistant Director
John-Clay Scott
Stunts
Kerry Rossall
Stunts
Walter Wyatt
Stunts
Donna Evans
Stunts
Conrad Palmisano
Stunts
Dean Smith
Stunts
Tom Elliott
Stunts
Norman Howell
Stunts
John Meier
Stunts
Ben R. Scott
Stunts
Jim Wilkey
Stunts
Karen Rea
Casting
Robert Doudell
Production Manager
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