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Warlock (1989)

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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

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Kevin O'Brien ...
Chas
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Pastor's Wife
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Kay E. Kuter ...
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Kenneth Danziger ...
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Robert Breeze ...
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Frank Renzulli ...
Cabbie
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Storyline

In Boston of 1691, a warlock is sentenced to death, but escapes magically into the future (our present), followed doggedly by the witch hunter. There he is searching for the three parts of the Devil's Bible, trailed by the witch hunter and the woman whose house he landed in. They must stop him, as the book contains the true name of God, which he can use to un-create the world. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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11 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,094,451 (USA)
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The film was originally completed in late 1988 and was one of the last films completed by distributor New World Pictures when they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The film's trailer was actually shown before early 1989 theatrical releases. Instead of going direct to video, Warlock was picked up and released in theatres by Trimark Pictures in 1991. Its box office success lead to a sequel, "Warlock: The Armageddon" in which Trimark also released theatrically. See more »

Goofs

During the kitchen scene as the Warlock pulls Chas close to him a shadow from the boom mic is visible on the wall. See more »

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Warlock is Fun, Mystery, Drama and Supernatural. Just great
9 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I rarely watch any thriller type movies that involve the supernatural and and sort of monster or witch. They all tend to have similar plots and fail to challenge the imagination. I only saw this movie because my wife and daughter had just tuned it in when I arrived home one day. I watched simply to spend some time with them and chat during commercial breaks. I was caught up in this story very quickly and remained glued to my seat until it was over. Basically a male witch, played by Julian Sands, who wishes to reverse creation by finding a long hidden biblical document, makes the leap from the 15th century to present day to search for it. He is pursued by an equally determined witch hunter, played by Richard Grant. The movie is comical one moment and bone chilling the next. It's well presented and thrilling from start to finish. The witch chaser pursues the warlock across country, with the assistance of a young lady who falls into the story, with the chase culminating in a Graveyard in a very old section of Boston. Lots of excitement, drama, comedy and horror along the way. A delight to watch.


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