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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
( Horror / Thriller )


Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Poster

MPAA Rating:
R

US Runtime: 88 min

Premiere Date:
Oct 21, 1988   [USA]
 
Director: Dwight H. Little
 
Writers: Danny Lipsius   [story]
Larry Rattner   [story]
Alan B. McElroy   [story]
Alan B. McElroy   [screenplay]
 
Producers: Moustapha Akkad   [Executive Producer]
Paul Freeman   [Producer]
M.N. Sanousi   [Associate Producer]
 
Music by Alan Howarth
 
Cinematography: Peter Lyons Collister
 
Edited by: Curtiss Clayton
Curtiss Clayton
 
Production Company: Trancas International Films Inc.
 


Cast:

Donald Pleasence
Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis
Ellie Cornell
Rachel Carruthers
Danielle Harris
Jamie Lloyd
George P. Wilbur
Michael Myers
Beau Starr
Sheriff Ben Meeker
Kathleen Kinmont
Kelly Meeker
Sasha Jenson
Brady
Michael Pataki
Dr. E. W. Hoffman
Jeff Olson
Richard Carruthers
Karen Alston
Darlene Carruthers
Gene Ross
Earl
Carmen Filpi
Rev. Jackson P. Sayer
Raymond O´Connor
Security Guard
George Sullivan
Deputy Logan
Nancy Borgenicht
Woman Attendant
David Jensen
Attendant
Walt Logan Field
Unger
Michael Ruud
Big Al
Michael Flynn
Deputy Pierce
 
Richy Cumba
Boy
Rand Kennedy
Trooper #1
Stephanie Dees
Girl
Don Glover
Trooper #2
Robert Conder
Trooper #3
Richard Jewkes
Trooper #4
Leslie L. Rohland
Lindsey
Harlow Marks
Bucky
Richard Stay
Wade
Danny Ray
Tommy
M.J. McDonnell
Dr. Hoffman's Assistant
Donré Sampson
State Policeman
Jordan Bradley
Kyle
Beverly Rowland
Elderly Woman
Tami Sanders
Anchorwoman
Eric Hart
Orrin Gateway
Ron Harrison
Hick Kid
Kelly Lookinland
Dead Penney's Gas Waitress
 

Crew:

Malek Akkad
production assistant
Paul C. Babin
camera operator
Deedee Bradley
casting associate
Gary Burritt
negative cutter
Lawane Cole
second assistant wardrobe
John Connell
first assistant camera
Nour Dardari
assistant production accountant
Rhett E. Fernsten
best boy
Carla Christina Formica
second assistant editor
Mickey Guinn
driver
Tony Habeeb
publicist
 
David R. Kohn
electrician
Chuck La Rocca
key grip
Kelly Lookinland
production secretary
Mike Lookinland
production assistant
Chava Monjaraz
driver
Alan Oakes
grip
Scott Robertson Price
set production assistant
Fenton Quinn
first aid
Dorothy Sidwell
production coordinator
Garlan Wilde
gaffer
Clint Youngreen
animal trainer
 
 

Special Effects:

Magical Media Industries Inc.
special effects makeup
 
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

Bedini Audio Special Environment (BASE)
sountrack processing
Howard A. Anderson Company
main titles
Howard A. Anderson Company
opticals
 
Mario's Catering
catering
Ryder Sound Services Inc.
sound
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Panavision Cameras & Lenses
Color Info:
Color
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical (hard-matted)
Laboratory:
DeLuxe, USA
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1

Quotes:

  • Dr. Loomis: Maybe nobody knows how to stop him.
     
  • Dr. Loomis: Why wasn't I informed?
    Dr. Hoffman: About what?
    Dr. Loomis: You know damn well about what... You let them take it out of here!
    Dr. Hoffman: For Christ's sake, spare me the speech - I've listened to it for a decade! The fact is, Michael Myers was a federal patient and a federal prisoner, therefore he is subject to federal law!
     
  • Dr. Loomis: The state police will be here soon.
    Jamie: And then we'll be safe?
    Dr. Loomis: Yes.
    Jamie: You don't believe that, do you?
    [checks door, then pauses]
    Dr. Loomis: No...
     
  • Jack Sayer: You're huntin' it, ain't ya? Yeah, you're huntin' it alright, just like me!
    Dr. Loomis: What are you hunting, Mr. Sayer?
    Jack Sayer: Apocalypse, End of the World, Armageddon. It always has a face and a name. I've been huntin' the bastard for 30 years, give or take. Came real close a time or two. Too damn close! You can't kill damnation, Mister. It don't die like a man dies!
     
  • Dr. Loomis: You talk about him as if he were a human being. That part of him died years ago.
     

Trivia:

  • During production of the roof-top chase Ellie Cornell was injured by a protruding nail as she slid down the roof. After a quick trip to the local hospital Ellie finished the scene with her bandages in place. According to Danielle "it didn't even phase her."
     
  • Dwight H. Little did extensive research on the history of Halloween and many of its harvest images were put in the creepy opening sequence.
     
  • After viewing a rough edit it was decided that the movie was too soft, so they brought in special effects wizard John Carl Buechler for one day of extra "blood" filming. The thumb in the forehead and the redneck's head getting twisted were both done by him.
     
  • The gaffer (Garlan Wilde) was seriously injured during the filming of the Michael and Brady confrontation. Garlan was putting up a light and fell and cut his wrists; he was quickly rushed to the hospital.
     
  • Alan B. McElroy wrote the script in 11 days and beat the writer's strike by mere hours.
     


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