Original Movie Poster "Christine"

Christine

Original Movie Poster "Christine"

Christine (1983)

R 110 min - Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller - 9 December 1983
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Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Director:  John Carpenter

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Storyline

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.


Collections: John Carpenter

Tagline: How do you kill something that can't possibly be alive?

Details

Language:  English
Release Date:  9 December 1983

Box Office

Revenue:  $21,200,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Official Movie Poster:

Official of the Christine Movie
Official poster of the Christine Movie

Christine Movie Trailer in HD – 1983

Storyline:

A love triangle involving 17-year-old misfit Arnie Cunningham, his new girlfriend and a haunted 1958 Plymouth Fury. Dubbed Christine by her previous owner, Arnie’s first car is jealous, possessive and deadly.

Arnie brings Christine home from Darnell’s, but his mother, who hates the car, tells him that he cannot park it at the house. Arnie’s father, Michael, takes a drive with his son and treats him to a 30-day parking pass at the local airport, thinking Arnie will only use his car when absolutely necessary.

Soon after Arnie begins parking at the airport, Buddy Repperton, a vicious bully who Arnie and Dennis got expelled earlier in the story, visits Christine with his gang of thugs and severely vandalized the car. Seeing her destroyed completely infuriates Arnie, resulting in the severance of his relationship with Leigh.

One by one, members of Buddy’s gang are killed by a rebuilt Christine. Others who were hostile to Arnie or Christine also die. The police investigate the murders and become suspicious of Arnie. However,  the car apparently acts on its own when he’s out of town. Although the police find paint chips at the crime scenes that match Christine’s color, they find no damage, bloodstains, or other evidence on the car, since Christine supernaturally repairs herself after each attack.

Arnie’s father is found dead in Christine, apparently from exhaust fumes. Arnie and his mother die in an auto accident: witnesses to the accident saw three people in the car before the crash, but only two bodies were found. In the meantime, Christine is destroyed by Dennis and Leigh in Darnell’s using a huge, pink-colored septic tanker truck, and the remains were fed into the crusher in the back of the garage by two police officers, one receiving a bad cut that needed stitches, and saying “it bit him”. Four years later, in Los Angeles, Sandy Galton (one of Buddy’s gang) dies a mysterious death when a car burst through the wall of the theater where he was working, instantly killing him. It’s implied that Christine repaired herself and pursued him, and now may be working her way east, targeting Leigh and LeBay’s brother and sister, saving Dennis for last.

On New Year’s Eve, Dennis and Leigh reason that the only way to stop Christine and save Arnie is to destroy the car. Dennis scratches “Darnell’s Tonight”—referencing the name of a local junkyard—into Christine’s hood, then makes his way there with Leigh. Dennis waits in a tracked loader while Leigh heads to the office so that she can shut the door after she arrives, trapping the car. Christine, who has been lying in wait the entire time, shines the headlights from under a pile of garbage and the car charges after Leigh. Christine crashes into Darnell’s office in an attempt to kill Leigh, and Arnie is thrown through Christine’s windshield. He is impaled on a shard of glass and survives just long enough to admire Christine one last time. Christine continues to attack Dennis and Leigh, repeatedly sustaining damage and regenerating. Dennis pulls Leigh into the cab of the loader; the two then crush Christine with the loader.

Dennis and Leigh survive and leave behind the remains of the car. The closing shot of the film is of Christine, now having been crushed into a cube by a car crusher, as a piece of the grille slowly begins to straighten.

Christine is a 1983 American horror film directed by John Carpenter and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton. The film also features supporting performances from Roberts Blossom and Kelly Preston. It was written by Bill Phillips and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, published in 1983. The story, set in 1978, follows a sentient and violent vintage Plymouth Fury named “Christine”, and its effects on the car’s teenaged owner. The film grossed $21 million at the US box office.

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