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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

 -  Horror  -  27 June 1991 (USA)
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It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »

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Gomez
William J. Norris ...
Dr. Huesos
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Mendoza
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ...
Contessa D'Alba Molina
Barbara Bocci ...
Contessa's Son
Benito Stefanelli ...
Executioner
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Francisco
Tom Towles ...
Don Carlos
Rona De Ricci ...
Maria
Jonathan Fuller ...
Antonio
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Butcher
Larry Dolgin ...
Sergeant of the Guards
Tunny Piras ...
Guard
Fabio Carfora ...
Beggar
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It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has plans for her! He orders her tortured, and her tongue to be cut out. Her husband attempts to free her... Written by Anonymous

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A bizarre descent into hell from the creator of re-animator.

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27 June 1991 (USA)  »

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The Inquisitor  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Peter O'Toole, Sherilyn Fenn and Billy Dee Williams were originally slated to star. See more »

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Cardinal: No!
Gomez: No!
Cardinal: No, I tell you, I havea de seal of de Pope!
Gomez: Oh! He hasa de seal of de Pope!
Cardinal: NO! Help me!
Gomez: Help me!
Cardinal: Someone help me!
Gomez: Someone help me!
Cardinal: No! No, I tell you! No, Help me! Help me someone!
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Version of The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) See more »

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Emendemus in Melius
Composed by Cristobal De Morales
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Really Enjoyable - In a dark way!
29 June 2002 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Adapted from perhaps one of the greatest Dark story tellers of the past Edgar Allan Poe.

This film was very enjoyable Oliver Reeds accent was very believable but I was really surprised at how a big name actor like Reed only had a very small part in the film.

Mark Margolis (Of Equalizer fame) played a really good part - Very Dark!

Rona De Ricci who played Maria She was in my opinion the real star of the film. It's surprising then, that she seems to have been in only two films. She is both a very talented actress and a strikingly beautiful woman.

Lance Henrikson played His part extremely well as the very tortured inquisitor.

The scene with the Rats - brilliant.

Over all this film is one that I will remember.


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