Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal (1981)

A Step Beyond Science Fiction

  • Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Music
  • Release Date: 1981-08-07
  • User Rating: 6.476/10 from 542 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: Gerald Potterton
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From 542 Ratings


The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.


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  • Rodger Bumpass

    as Hanover Fiste / Dr. Anrak (voice)
  • Jackie Burroughs

    as Katherine (voice)
  • Joe Flaherty

    as Lawyer / General (voice)
  • Harold Ramis

    as Zeke (voice)
  • John Candy

    as Desk Sergeant / Dan / Den / Robot (voice)
  • Don Francks

    as Grimaldi / Co-Pilot / Barbarian (voice)
  • Caroline Semple

    as Girl (voice)
  • Richard Romanus

    as Harry Canyon (voice)
  • Susan Roman

    as Girl / Satellite (voice)
  • Harvey Atkin

    as Alien / Henchman (voice)
  • Al Waxman

    as Rudnick (voice)
  • Marilyn Lightstone

    as Whore / Queen (voice)
  • Glenis Wootton Gross

    as Whore (voice)
  • Eugene Levy

    as Sternn / Male Reporter / Edsel (voice)
  • John Vernon

    as Prosecutor (voice)
  • George Touliatos

    as Pilot / Barbarian (voice)
  • August Schellenberg

    as Norl / Taarak (voice)
  • Vlasta Vrana

    as Barbarian Leader (voice)
  • Alice Playten

    as Gloria (voice)
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Production Ivan Reitman Producer
Art Michael C. Gross Production Design
Writing Len Blum Screenplay
Writing Daniel Goldberg Screenplay
Crew John Bruno Special Effects
Visual Effects John Bruno Visual Effects Director
Writing Jean Giraud Characters
Directing Gerald Potterton Director
Production Leonard Mogel Executive Producer
Editing Ian Llande Editor
Editing Mick Manning Editor
Editing Gerald Tripp Editor
Sound Don Felder Theme Song Performance
Sound Don White Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Peter Thillaye Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Sammy Hagar Theme Song Performance
Visual Effects Milton Gray Animation
Visual Effects Rick Maki Animation
Visual Effects Ray daSilva Animation
Visual Effects Harold Whitaker Animation Director
Sound Marc Chiasson Sound Effects Editor
Art Errol Bryant Background Designer
Visual Effects Richard Fawdry Animation
Art Pat Gavin Art Direction
Sound Gord Thompson Sound Effects Editor
Sound Joanne Hovey Sound Effects Editor
Sound Rod Crawley Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Tayk Kim Animation Director
Visual Effects Brian Larkin Animation Director