Heavy Metal

1981 - 90 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.37 : 1
US release date: August 07, 1981
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Guardian Trust Company
Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players
Budget: $9,300,000 (estimated)


A sweeping story of the battle of good against evil is told through an anthology of short animated films about a glowing green orb (the Loc-Nar) that is the personification of ultimate evil in the universe.


Hanover Fiste - Roger Bumpass
Desk Sergeant - John Candy
Katherine - Jackie Burroughs
Lawyer - Joe Flaherty
Grimaldi - Don Francks
Ard - Martin Lavut
Whore - Marilyn Lightstone
Sternn - Eugene Levy
Gloria - Alice Playten
Zeke - Harold Ramis
Girl - Susan Roman
Norl - August Schellenberg
Harry Canyon - Richard Romanus



Director - Gerald Potterton

Writing credits

Screenplay - Dan Goldberg
Screenplay - Len Blum
Original story - Dan O'Bannon
Story - Dan Goldberg ("Harry Canyon")
Story - Len Blum ("Harry Canyon")
Original story - Richard Corben ("Den")
Original story - Berni Wrightson ("Captain Sternn")
Story - Dan O'Bannon ("B-17")
Original story - Angus McKie ("So Beautiful and So Dangerous")


Sequence producer - Vic Atkinson
Sequence producer - John Coates
Associate producer - Michael Gross
Sequence producer - John Halas
Sequence producer - Jerry Hibbert
Associate producer - Peter Lebensold
Executive producer - Leonard Mogel
Associate producer - Lawrence Nesis
Producer - Ivan Reitman
Sequence producer - W.H. Stevens Jr.