The Puppet Masters


1h 49m 1994

Brief Synopsis

When a local television station reports that something strange has landed in the small town of Abrose, Iowa, the government's covert Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) is called to investigate. Andrew Nivens, his son Sam and NASA scientist Mary Sefton are the team who make the frightening discovery: an alien parasite creature so insidious it attaches to the backs of human beings and sends piercing tendrils to the brains of its hosts, absorbing all their knowledge and memory--controlling their minds and feeding on the victim's consciousness. Against impossible odds Nivens, Sam and Mary must find a way to eliminate the aliens who seem unstoppable--without killing the innocent human hosts.

Film Details

Also Known As
Puppet Masters, Robert A Heinlein's The Puppet Masters
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

When a local television station reports that something strange has landed in the small town of Abrose, Iowa, the government's covert Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) is called to investigate. Andrew Nivens, his son Sam and NASA scientist Mary Sefton are the team who make the frightening discovery: an alien parasite creature so insidious it attaches to the backs of human beings and sends piercing tendrils to the brains of its hosts, absorbing all their knowledge and memory--controlling their minds and feeding on the victim's consciousness. Against impossible odds Nivens, Sam and Mary must find a way to eliminate the aliens who seem unstoppable--without killing the innocent human hosts.

Crew

Andrew Adams

Other

Jessica Alan

Assistant

Michael Alexandra

Consultant

Robert Anderson

Sound Mixer

Michael Arbogast

Special Effects

Roy Arbogast

Special Effects Coordinator

Joshua Arsenault

Production Assistant

Norman Ash

Electrician

Rick Ash

Rerecording

Christopher Aubin

Accounting Assistant

Ken Balzer

Stunts

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Bobby Bass

Stunts

Joseph E Bates

Grip

Christine Baur

Stunts

Leo Behar

Grip

Elissa Bello

Visual Effects

Susan Bierbaum

Script Supervisor

Marsha Blackburn

Photography

Roland Blancaflor

Production Assistant

Lisa Joi Bloch

Production Assistant

Scott A. Bobbitt

Swing Gang

May Boss

Stunts

Lydia Bottegoni

Visual Effects

Mark D Boyle

Other

Janet Brady

Stunts

Rick Brainin

Caterer

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Gary Brewer

Swing Gang

Ron L Brinkerhoff

Production Assistant

Jeff Brockton

Stunts

Ann Brodie

Makeup

Tom Bronson

Costume Designer

Rebeca R Brookshire

Production Coordinator

Kathryn Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

William H Burton

Stunts

David L Butler

Camera Operator

Gina Cafasso

Art Department Coordinator

Skip Calta

Other

Aaron Campbell

Graphics

Greg Cannom

Makeup

Diana Carroll

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Frank Carter

Construction Coordinator

Hazel Catmull

Hair Stylist

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Liza Sweeney Coleman

Stunts

Gil Combs

Stunts

John J Connor

Cinematographer

Mike Connors

Dolly Grip

Linda S Cormany

Set Costumer

Christy Cotton

Stunts

Kate Crossley

Assistant Editor

Patrick N Crowley

Stand-In

Gary L Dagg

Key Grip

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Coordinator

Denise Davis

Effects Coordinator

Jan Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Jan Davis

Stunts

Jan Davis

Other

Mario Davis

Key Grip

Steve M Davison

Stunts

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Steve A. Dayan

Location Manager

Michael Diersing

Construction Coordinator

Dan Dipaola

Graphics

Darin Doell

Production Assistant

Bernie Druckman

Video Playback

William J Durrell

Assistant Art Director

Ezra Dweck

Sound Dubbing

Mark Echevarria

Consultant

John Ellingwood

Assistant Camera Operator

Ted Elliott

Screenplay

Annie Ellis

Stunts

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Michael Engelberg

Executive Producer

Danny Epper

Stunts

Debbie Evans

Stunts

Julia Evershade

Adr Editor

Gustavo Ferreyra

Special Effects

Christian Fletcher

Stunts

Dorothy D Fox

Hair Stylist

Linda Frobos

Art Department

Dennis Fuller

Boom Operator

Tony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

John James Geary

Craft Service

Joseph Genna

Swing Gang

Maggie Gentle

Other

Marybeth Gentle

Assistant

Gary Gero

Technical Advisor

Jeff Gershman

Assistant Camera Operator

James Ghormley

Advisor

Lance Gilbert

Stunts

Tony Gilbert

Stunts

Jack Gill

Stunts

Aaron Glascock

Assistant Editor

Avram D Gold

Sound Editor

William Goldenberg

Editor

Allen Gonzales

Visual Effects

Scott Goodrich

Assistant Camera Operator

David S. Goyer

Screenplay

Marilyn Graf

Foley Recordist

Terry Green

Stunts

Joseph F Griffith

Visual Effects

Michael N Grossman

Assistant Director

Lisa Hackler

Projectionist

Glen Hanz

Art Department

Lee C Harman

Makeup

Tom Harper

Stunts

Darrin Harris

Assistant

James Hegedus

Art Director

Robert Heine

Assistant Camera Operator

Robert A. Heinlein

Source Material (From Novel)

Chuck Hermann

Props Assistant

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

Kevin Hobbs

Production Assistant

Brad Hood

Other

Brad Hood

Stunts

Billy Hank Hooker

Stunts

Sharon Howard-field

Casting

Norman Howell

Stunts

Mike Hoy

Pilot

Thomas J Huff

Stunts

Dave Hunt

Music

Jon Hussein

Adr Mixer

Jeff Imada

Stunts

J Steve Iriguchi

Grip

Steve Jackman

Assistant Camera Operator

J J Jenkins

Costumes

Jeff Jensen

Stunts

Jennifer Neysa Jew

Assistant Editor

Jim Jolley

Special Effects

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Brian Keeney

Production Assistant

Joseph Kelly

Best Boy Grip

Josh Kemble

Stunts

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Louis Kiss

Production Assistant

Bill Konersman

Animator

Kevin Koneval

Visual Effects

Pamela Sue Kuri

Assistant Director

Anthony Lamarca

Unit Production Manager

Jeff Lane

Production Assistant

Lee Lanier

Other

William D Lee

Special Effects Foreman

Bonnie Levasseur

Stand-In

Eric Lindemann

Foley Editor

Darrin Liscomb

Assistant Location Manager

John Logan

Production Coordinator

Daniel Lomino

Production Designer

Billy Lucas

Stunts

Larry Madrid

Animal Trainer

Mark Mangini

Sound Editor

Alan Manzer

Set Designer

Ann Masterson

Makeup Artist

Conte Matal

Assistant Director

Susan Mayer

Makeup Artist

Molly M. Mayeux

Assistant Director

Pete Mcadams

Grip

Lisa Mccullough

Stunts

Bob Mcdonald

Stunts

Bob Mcdonald

Pilot

Dwayne Mcgee

Stunts

Terence Mcilhargey

Casting Associate

Charles H Mcintyre

Rigging Gaffer

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Jim Mcloughlin

Other

Joyce Mcneal

Stunts

John C. Meier

Stunts

Elizabeth Mercado

Apprentice

Scott Miller

Other

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Charles Montoya

Casting Associate

Bennie Moore

Stunts

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Kathleen Negata

Accountant

Josephine Nericcio

Assistant Editor

Jim Nickerson

Stunts

Larry Odien

Other

Larry Odien

Animatronics

Bruce Pasternack

Camera Operator

James D Pearson

Stunts

Eric Peterson

Other

Sonny Pettijohn

Assistant Editor

Steve Picerni

Stunts

Mitchell Pierson

Production Assistant

Kevin Pike

Special Effects Foreman

John S Platt

Stand-In

John Pospisil

Sound Designer

Brennan Price

Electrician

Stephen Prouty

Other

R Joe Pure Jr.

Electrician

Alan Purwin

Other

Alan Purwin

Pilot

Bob Putynkowksi

Color Timer

Winston Quitasol

Visual Effects

Chad Randall

Stunts

Chad Randall

Stunt Coordinator

David Rawley

Costume Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Puppet Masters, Robert A Heinlein's The Puppet Masters
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Thriller
Adaptation
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 21, 1994

Released in United States on Video April 25, 1995

Began shooting January 31, 1994.

Completed shooting April 15, 1994.

Released in United States on Video April 25, 1995

Released in United States Fall October 21, 1994