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Writer (WGA):
David Twohy (written by)
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Release Date:
11 January 1991 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Satan also has one son. See more »
Plot:
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(33 articles)
User Reviews:
A fun, rather than frightening, late-80s horror film. See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julian Sands ... Warlock

Lori Singer ... Kassandra

Richard E. Grant ... Giles Redferne

Mary Woronov ... Channeler
Kevin O'Brien ... Chas
Richard Kuss ... Mennonite

Allan Miller ... Detective

Anna Levine ... Pastor's Wife

David Carpenter ... Pastor
Kay E. Kuter ... Proctor

Ian Abercrombie ... Magistrate #1
Kenneth Danziger ... Magistrate #2
Art Smith ... Scribe
Robert Breeze ... Jailor
Frank Renzulli ... Cabbie

Brandon Call ... Little Boy
Nancy Fox ... Boy's Mother

Harry Johnson ... Farmer
Juli Burkhart ... Daughter-in-Law

Rob Paulsen ... Gas Station Attendant

Peter Sherayko ... Cop
Gyl Roland ... Ticket Agent
Meta King ... Flight Attendant
Bill Dunnam ... Railroad Employee

Wendy Feiner ... Passenger

Directed by
Steve Miner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Twohy (written by) (as D.T. Twohy)

Produced by
Michael Fottrell .... associate producer (as Morgan Michael Fottrell)
Arnold Kopelson .... executive producer
Steve Miner .... producer
Brian Yuzna .... executive producer (1991 version for Trimark Pictures)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
David Eggby 
 
Film Editing by
David Finfer 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Jon Gary Steele 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist
Carl Fullerton .... visual makeup effects
Pat Gerhardt .... makeup artist
Neal Martz .... visual makeup effects
Peter Montagna .... assistant makeup artist
Peter Montagna .... special makeup effects artist
Dan Platt .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... unit production manager (as Morgan Michael Fottrell)
Ann Wycoff .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Earl Beesley .... first assistant director
Frank Capra III .... second assistant director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman
Edwin M. Brewer .... property master
Jo Brown .... head scenic
Kelly Deco .... scenic paint foreman
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
Claire Levinson .... set dresser
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Josh Olson .... art department coordinator
Leon Ranch Jr. .... set construction manager
Tal Wallace .... mason foreman
W. Wayne Walser .... construction coordinator
Everett D. Wilson .... scenic artist
Gary Wissner .... assistant art director
Christopher Gilman .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator (as Ken Beauchane)
G.W. Brown .... adr editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley walker
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer
Lee Tinkham .... foley mixer
Todd Toon .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley walker
Randy Vandegrift .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Esther Barr .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Ester Barr)
Bronwen Barry .... effects assistant animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Michael Bigelow .... motion control supervisor: DQI (as Mike Bigelow)
Jeff Burks .... animation supervisor: DQI
Jeff Burks .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Dan Chaika .... effects assistant animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Daniel Chaika)
Nina Chierichetti .... rotoscope artist: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Rene Clark .... production assistant: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Lee Crowe .... effects assistant animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Lee Sperling)
C. Marie Davis .... visual effects editor: DQI (as Marie Davis)
Isobel DeLuca .... administrative assistant: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Isobel De Luca)
Charles L. Finance .... production supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Alex Funke .... blue screen photography: Perpetual Motion Pictures
James Green .... matte photographer: DQI
Fidel Gruber .... intern: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Robert Habros .... visual effects supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Patrick Read Johnson .... visual effects coordinator/miniature construction: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Bill Knoll .... effects assistant animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as William Knoll)
Kevin Kutchaver .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Laine Liska .... stop-motion animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
George Lockwood .... optical camera operator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Richard Malzahn .... software programer: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Mauro Maressa .... animation supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Jeff Matakovich .... optical supervisor: DQI
Barry Nolan .... plate photography supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Barry A. Nolan)
Don Nolan .... software programer: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Patricia Peraza .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures (as Patty Peraza)
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Robert Scifo .... matte artist: DQI (as Bob Scifo)
Keith Shartle .... visual effects producer: DQI
Ed Thompson .... effects inbetweener: Perpetual Motion Pictures
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor: DQI
Randy Weeks .... effects assistant animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
David S. Williams Jr. .... optical department supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Megan Williams .... effects animator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
James Balsam .... motion control camera operator: DQI (uncredited)
George Muhs .... visual effects: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeffrey James Dashnaw)
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunt coordinator
Richard M. Ellis .... stunts (as Richard Miller Ellis)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
David Welch .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William D. Barber .... first assistant camera
Michael Becker .... still photographer
John T. Connor .... camera loader
Skip Cook .... dolly grip
Robert Driskell .... gaffer
Scott Fuller .... second assistant camera
Bill Greenberg .... electrician
Rick Herrington .... best boy
Walt Lloyd .... camera operator
Roland Neveu .... special photographer
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Bruce M. Pasternack .... camera operator
Richard Ricci .... rigging gaffer
Dylan Shephard .... key grip
Cheryl Tyre Smith .... second assistant camera
Michael Snyder .... best boy
William M. Weberg .... grip
D. Michael Wheeler .... first assistant camera
Buddy Wilson .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Debi Manwiller .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Fisher-Mann .... seamstress
Mary Law Weir .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Robin Gray .... scoring engineer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Lyle Christensen .... driver: camera car
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Chris Bartlett .... looper
Charles Bazaldua .... looper
Lee Blaine .... production assistant
Wally Burr .... looper
Mitch Carter .... looper
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Lynn K. D'Angona .... production assistant
Judi M. Durand .... looper
Ike Eisenmann .... looper
Wendy Feiner .... stand-in
Doris Hess .... looper
Christina MacGregor .... looper
Kenneth Mancebo .... production accountant
David McCharen .... looper
Craig Pointes .... location manager
Eliot Sekuler .... unit publicist
Janet Lee Siegel .... production coordinator
Charles Simmers .... stand-in
Andy Spilkoman .... production assistant
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Tracey Weddle .... script supervisor
John Wildermuth .... production assistant (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
Greg Williams .... looper
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Warlock: The Magic Wizard" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:96 min | Germany:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Giles Redferne:The spell book. All witches keep grimoires, yet one is indestructible, one is the bible of black magic - the Grand Grimoire. Always witches have lusted for it, and now, here, I find a page - one lone page!See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What are the differences between the British VHS Version and the Uncensored Version?
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A fun, rather than frightening, late-80s horror film., 3 February 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

An evil warlock (Julian Sands) travels from the 17th century to modern times, in search of the pages of the Grand Grimoire (the Devil's bible), which, when assembled together, will reveal God's true name and allow creation to be undone. Hot on his heels is a witch-hunter, Giles Redferne (Richard E. Grant), who enlists the help of Kassandra (Lori Singer), a pretty girl who has been cursed by the warlock (for every day that passes, she ages 20 years).

Written by David Twohy (Pitch Black) and directed by Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2 and 3, House), Warlock is a fun, if unexceptional, slice of supernatural horror.Twohy has obviously done his homework and fills the script with interesting little snippets of witch lore: Redferne uses a witch compass to track his foe, uses salt as a weapon (witches hate the stuff) and creates a potion (from the boiled fat of a boy!) to enable him to fly. Miner's direction is similar in style to his earlier movie, House, with the emphasis on fun rather than fear. The film is workmanlike but not particularly memorable visually, and is unfortunately let down by some poor special effects.

Warlock is diverting enough entertainment while it lasts and worth checking out if you're a fan of all things 'witchy'. Just don't expect anything exceptional.

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