Altered States (1980)

Altered States
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords supernatural
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
William Hurt Actor Eddie Jessup 1 1000001
Blair Brown Actor Emily Jessup 1 1000002
Bob Balaban Actor Arthur Rosenberg 1 1000003
Charles Haid Actor Mason Parrish 1 1000004
Thaao Penghlis Actor Eccheverria 1 1000005
Miguel Godreau Actor Primal Man 1 1000006
Dori Brenner Actor Sylvia Rosenberg 1 1000007
Peter Brandon Actor Hobart 1 1000008
Charles White Eagle Actor Brujo 1 1000009
Drew Barrymore Actor Margaret Jessup 1 1000010
Megan Jeffers Actor Grace Jessup 1 1000011
Jack Murdock Actor Hector Orteco 1 1000012
Frank McCarthy Actor Obispo 1 1000013
Deborah Baltzell Actor Schizophrenic Patient 1 1000014
Evan Richards Actor Young Rosenberg 1 1000015
Hap Lawrence Actor Endocrinology Fellow 1 1000016
John Davis Actor Medical Technician 1 1000017
Cynthia Burr Actor Parrish's Girl 1 1000018
Susan Bredhoff Actor Eccheverria's Girl 1 1000019
John Larroquette Actor X-Ray Technician 1 1000020
George Gaynes Actor Dr Wissenschaft 1 1000021
Ora Rubinstein Actor Young Medical Student 1 1000022
Paul Larson Actor Charlie Thomas 1 1000023
Eric Forst Actor Mingus 1 1000024
Adriana Shaw Actor Dr Antonini 1 1000025
Martin Fiscoe Actor Graduate Student 1 1000026
Olivia Michelle Actor Veronica 1 1000027
Ken Russell Director n/a 2 2000001
Howard Gottfried Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel Melnick Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Stuart Baird Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Paddy Chayefsky Screenplay (credited as Sidney Aaron) 120778 4000001
Paddy Chayefsky Source Material (from novel) ("Altered States") 120793 4000002
David Silver Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Gary Daigler Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Peter Schindler Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Paul Pav Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Cariline Davis-Dyer Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Jordan Cronenweth Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jim Glennon Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Louis Schwartzberg Photography time-lapse photography 120835 6000003
Morgan Renard Photography stills 120835 6000004
Eric Jenkins Editor n/a 172 7000001
Thomas Penick Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Arthur Forney Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
John Corigliano Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christopher Keene Music music director 120781 8000002
Pierre Henry Music music extract("Voile d'Orphee") 120781 8000003
Donald Harris Music Editor n/a 214 8000004
John Earnest Original Music n/a 120838 8000005
Richard MacDonald Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Thomas Roysden Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jeffrey Howard Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000003
Howard Feuer Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jeremy Ritzer Casting n/a 179 10000002
Scott Bartlett Consultant technical consultant 120784 12000001
Susan Tarr Research Assistant n/a 121052 12000002
Ruth Myers Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Darryl Athons Costumes (men) 120828 13000002
Shannan Harrell Costumes (women) 120828 13000003
Dione Taylor Hair hairstyles 120794 13000004
Dick Smith Makeup special makeup 353 13000005
Michael Hancock Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Stephen Katz Audio Consultant sound consultant 120934 14000001
Willie Burton Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000002
Les Fresholtz Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Arthur Piantadosi Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Michael Minkler Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Michael Colgan Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000006
Jay Wertz Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Fred Stanford Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Don Higgins Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Colin Waddy Sound Editor n/a 229 14000010
Bob Rose Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
James Arnett Stunts n/a 240 19000001
Joseph Hurley Visual Effects illustrator 419 23000001
Bran Ferren Special Effects special visual effects 168 23000002
Robert Blalack Special Effects special optical effects 168 23000003
James Shourt Special Effects special optical effects 168 23000004
Chuck Gaspar Special Effects n/a 168 23000005
Syd Greenwood Props n/a 120817 24000001
Lee Stitch Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Synopsis
A professor in abnormal psychology who is studying schizophrenia develops a theory that other states of consciousness are as real as the waking state. He begins experimenting using sensory-deprivation and drugs on himself. This experimentation leads to extreme psychological and physical changes, at one point transforming him into a primitive man, and escalating until he is finally regressed into a mass of primordial matter. His wife intervenes before the professor de-evolves into a state of non-being, and he returns to his original, human form.