Heavy Metal

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Run time: 86 mins

In Theaters: Friday 7th August 1981

Budget: $9.3M

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Production compaines: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC)


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 12

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Hanover Fiste, as Katherine, as Lawyer, as Zeke, as Den, as Grimaldi, Caroline Semple as Girl, as Harry Canyon, as Girl, as Alien, as Rudnick, Marilyn Lightstone as Whore, Glenis Wootton Gross as Whore

Heavy Metal Review

There wasn't a more seditious movie you could watch as a kid growing up in the 1980s than Heavy Metal, a film that not only relished in its sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but was animated, too. The collection of a handful of hand-drawn sci-fi vignettes are loosely connected by an evil, glowing green ball which tells its story (huh?) to a young girl it soon plans to kill. Some of the stories are funny. Some are gruesome. Some look cool. Some are drawn terribly. All of it amounts to a graphic, guilty pleasure that features a soundtrack from the era's biggest rock groups. And, uh, Stevie Nicks. Anyone from the era will love it, while everyone else simply won't get it at all.


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Heavy Metal Rating

" Good "