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Writer (WGA):
David Twohy (written by)
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Release Date:
11 January 1991 (USA) See more »
Satan also has one son. See more »
A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Formulaic, but fun. See more (78 total) »


  (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
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)
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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103 min | Argentina:96 min | Germany:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In 1990, then newly-founded Trimark Pictures bought the distribution rights from the bankrupt New World Pictures and also purchased the rights for any potential sequels.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As the Warlock hits the ground after being hit by the weather vane the harness is clearly visible.See more »
Giles Redferne:[bursting into the farmhouse] Tell me your woes! You are bewitched!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Witchfinder (2013)See more »


What are the differences between the British VHS Version and the Uncensored Version?
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Formulaic, but fun., 19 February 2002
Author: fatglyn from Plymouth, England

It's not the most intelligent or witty horror flick ever made, but there's something about "Warlock" that makes it strangely compelling. Imagine a sort of "Terminator"-type plot in reverse, and you've got the gist of the plot.

An evil warlock is transported from 17th century Boston to 20th century Los Angeles, along with Gyles Redferne, a world-weary witch-hunter. Thus their long-standing feud continues afresh (at the beginning of the film, the warlock is about to be executed). The warlock sets off in search of the satanic Bible containing the name of God which can invoke the undoing of all creation. Following him are Redferne and Kassandra (Lori Singer), a self-obsessed waitress on whom the warlock has inflicted a cruel ageing spell. And so begins a cross-country race against time, with a healthy dose of dark humour thrown in amongst all the more obvious time-travel gags.

Julian Sands excels in the title role, and clearly relishes playing the bad guy. Richard E. Grant, as Redferne, makes an unlikely, but effective action-hero, and also seems to enjoy himself immensely, despite his dodgy Sean Connery accent. Lori Singer's role as the vacuous female lead could have been played by anyone, but she suffices, and, so as not to overshadow her in the company of Sands and Grant, she is given some good one liners.

If you're after a fun action/horror movie that will kill a couple of hours without using up too many brain cells, "Warlock" is certainly worth a look, if only for the strength of the lead performances. It's a pretty lightweight yarn, but is no less enjoyable for that.

And it's infinitely better than any of the sequels.

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