The Silver Shamrock Commercial
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Company: Universal Pictures
Length: 99 Minutes
Tagline: The Night No One Comes Home
Budget: $2.5 million
Box Office: $14.4 Million
Opening Weekend: $6.3 Million
Sound Quality: Mono
Film Locations: Pasadena, California
Film Availability: VHS, DVD, BLU-RAY, COLLECTOR'S BLU-RAY, 4K UHD, BOX SET, DIGITAL
Soundtrack Availability: CD, ANNIVERSARY CD, VINYL, DIGITAL
2. HARRY (Al Berry)- Eyes gouged out, skull pulled apart
3. HOSPITAL ASSASSIN (Martin Cassidy)- Burned, immolated in exploding car
4. STARKER (Jonathan Terry)- Head ripped off
5. MARGE (Garn Stephens)- Face incinerated by faulty chip in mask
6. GRANDMA (uncredited)- Shook by Challis, head falls off
7. FACTORY ASSASSIN (Dick Warlock)- Hand through stomach, later shorted out
8. LITTLE BUDDY (Bradley Schachter)- Head crushed while wearing mask
9. BETTY (Jadeen Barbor)- Faints, killed offscreen
10. BUDDY (Ralph Strait)- Killed offscreen
11. TEDDY (Wendy Wessberg)- Power drill in the temple
12. FACTORY WORKER #1- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
13. FACTORY WORKER #2- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
14. FACTORY WORKER #3- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
15. FACTORY WORKER #4- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
16. FACTORY WORKER #5- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
17. FACTORY WORKER #6- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
18. FACTORY WORKER #7- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
19. FACTORY WORKER #8- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
20. FACTORY WORKER #9- Shorted out during transmission of TV signal
21. COCHRAN (Dan O'Herlihy)- Immolated by energy of Stonehenge
22. ELLIE (Stacey Nelkin)- Roboticized, later beheaded with tire iron by Challis
*NOTE: During the premature TV transmission, there may have been other factory workers killed, but we only included the nine shown onscreen. Also, we don't know the aftermath of what happened at the end of the film, and if the third commercial was stopped in time by Challis. If so, no one else would need to be added to the list. If not, then the "hills may have ran red with the blood of animals and children".
Film Total: 22
Series Total: 176
Film Total: 0
Series Total: 109
HARRY: "They're Coming! They're Coming!"
HARRY: "They're Going To Kill Us! All Of Us!"
RAFFERTY: "It's Cozy...It's Quiet...And The Price Is Right!"
DAN: "It's Getting Late...And I Could Use A Drink..."
DAN: "I Don't Know What The Hell Is Going On..."
STARKER: "He Made Santa Mira What It Is...A Dried Up Old Pile Of Nothing..."
STARKER: "He Brought In Every One Of Them People From The Outside..."
STARKER: "He's Watching You, Friend, I Guarantee You That..."
STARKER: "This Is The Last Halloween For That Lousy Factory Of His..."
BUDDY: "Conal Cochran...The All-Time Genius Of The Practical Joke..."
COCHRAN: "Those Masks Haven't Been Through Final Processing..."
COCHRAN: "Quality Inspection, A Seal Of Approval, You Know, The Usual..."
COCHRAN: "Halloween Morning...A Very Busy Day For Me..."
COCHRAN: "A Good Magician Never Explains..."
COMMERCIAL: "Happy Happy Halloween...Silver Shamrock!"
COCHRAN: "This Is The Best Ever...The Joke On The Children..."
COCHRAN: "You Don't Really Know Much About Halloween..."
COCHRAN: "The Hills Ran Red With Blood Of Animals And Children..."
COCHRAN: "Happy Halloween..."
DANIEL CHALLIS- TOM ATKINS
ELLIE GRIMBRIDGE- STACEY NELKIN
CONAL COCHRAN- DAN O'HERLIHY
RAFFERTY- MICHAEL CURRIE
BUDDY KUPFER- RALPH STRAIT
BETTY KUPFER- JADEEN BARBOR
LITTLE BUDDY- BRADLEY SCHACHTER
MARGE GUTTMAN- GARN STEPHENS
LINDA CHALLIS- NANCY KYES
STARKER- JON TERRY
HARRY GRIMBRIDGE- AL BERRY
TEDDY- WENDY WESSBERG
WALTER JONES- ESSEX SMITH
NURSE AGNES- MAIDIE NORMAN
SHERIFF- JOHN MACBRIDE
CHARLIE- LOYD CATLETT
SECRETARY- PADDI EDWARDS
RED- NORMAN MERRILL
TECHNICIAN- PATRICK PANKHURST
ASSASSIN- DICK WARLOCK
WATCHER- MARTIN CASSIDY
BELLA CHALLIS- MICHELLE WALKER
WILLIE CHALLIS- JOSHUA MILLER
MOTEL TECHNICIAN- JEFFREY D. HENRY
TECHNICIAN #2- MICHAEL W. GREEN
RED HEADED TECHNICIAN- BRAD M. BUCKLIN
MASKMAKER- KYLE J. WOOD
KID IN COMMERCIAL- KEVIN SCHUMM
CURFEW ANNOUNCER- JAMIE LEE CURTIS
COMMERCIAL ANNOUNCER- TOMMY LEE WALLACE
Written & Directed By- Tommy Lee Wallace
Produced By- Debra Hill & John Carpenter
Editor- Millie Moore, A.C.E.
Special Make-up By- Tom Burman
Music By- John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
Associate Producer- Barry Bernardi
Production Designer- Peter Jamison
Executive In Charge Of Production- Jeffrey Chernov
Director Of Photography- Dean Cundey
Executive Producers- Irwin Yablans & Joseph Wolf
Stunts- Dick Warlock, Loren Janes, Kerrie Cullen
Unit Production Manager- Jeffrey Chernov
1st Assistant Director- Ron L. Wright
2nd Assistant Director- Scott Irathaler
Casting- Susan Shaw
Visual Consultant- Charles R. Moore
Location Manager- Ben-Ami Agmon
Production Coordinator- Chip Fowler
Script Supervisor- Louis Jaffe
Assistant To Ms. Hill- Randi Lynn Chernov
Assistant To Mr. Bernardi- Carol Rosenthal
Assistant To Mr. Chernov- Michele Little
Assistant To Matt Franco- David Gersh
Camera Operator- Raymond Stella, S.O.C.
1st Assistant Cameraman- Clyde E. Bryan
2nd Assistant Cameraman- Guy Ladd Skinner
2nd Unit Cameraman- Steve St. John
2nd Unit Assistant Cameraman- David Golia
Still Photographer- Ronald Batzdorff
Production Sound Mixer- Tommy Causey
Boom Operators- Joseph Brennan, Andy Rovins
Gaffer- Mark D. Walthour
Best Boy Electrician- Thom Marshall
Electricians- Patrick H. Marshall, Steven R. Mathis,
Allen Marshall, Jon Antunovich
Key Grip- Ronald T. Woodward
Best Boy Grip- Joe A. Salamdino
Dolly Grip- Laszlo Horvath
Grips- Nick Kurges, Richard Babin, Mark Pearson
Craft Service- Mark Grech
Special Effects- Jon G. Belyeu
Special Effects Assistant- William Aldridge
Set Decorator- Linda Spheeris
Leadman- William Wright
Swing Gang- Greg Lynch
Property Masters- James A. Rathbun, Daniel Stoltenberg
Video Coordinator- David Katz
Illustrator- Carl Aldana
Costume Supervisor- Jane Ruhm
Costumer- Francis Aubrey
Make-Up Artist- Ron Walters
Hair Stylist- Frankie Bergman
Stunt Coordinator- Dick Warlock
Extra Casting- Susie Johnson
1st Assistant Editor- Maurie Beck
2nd Assistant Editor- Patricia Lee
Publicist- Ann Thompson
Production Accountant- Larry Hand
Assistant Accountant- Lynn D. Ezelle
Location Assistants- Kenny Lavet, Bill Cherones
Construction Coordinator- Walton Hadfield
Propmaker Foreman- James Walker
Propmaker- Terry Feller
Labor Foreman- Andrew Flores
Stand-By Painter- Serge Genitempo
Construction Painter- Jerry Palermo
First Aid- Maurice Costello Jr., Bernie Granados Jr.
Caterer- Bert Jetter
Transportation Coordinator- Eddie Lee Voelker
Transportation Captain- Wayne Roberts
Drivers- Tom Thomas, Mario Simon, Ray Appel
Gordon Wiles, Jim Hundin, Tommy Vilardo
Chuck Hampton, Dave Pierce, Jim Huffey
Marten Huffy, Steve Grossman, Louis Galliani
Supervising Sound Editor- David Lewis Yewdall
Sound Editors- Warren Hamilton, Colin Mouat
Dialogue Editor- Ken Sweet
Re-Recorded At- Goldwyn Sound Facility
Re-Recording Mixers- Bill Varney, C.A.S.
Steve Maslow, C.A.S., James Cavarretta Jr.
Post Production Expediter- Gretchen Baker
Animal Coordinator- Clint Rowe
Assistant Animal Coordinator- Jim Brocket
Motor Police- Doug & Bob Laird
Title Sequence By- John Wash
Silver Shamrock Commercial- Sam Nicholson
Halloween Masks Created By- Don Post
Color By- Technicolor
Filmed In- Panavision
Titles & Opticals By- Pacific Title
And Creative Mobile Studio
Animation Courtesy Of Bakshi Productions, Inc.
Special Thanks To- Republic Airlines, Ruxton, Ltd.
And The People Of Loleta And Eureka, California
Copyright 1982 Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
All Rights Reserved
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