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Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy | Horror  -  7 September 1991 (USA)
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In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.

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Olivia Hackshaw
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Hypolite Kropotkin
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Tugwell
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Thadius Pilgrim
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Butler Meadows
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In 1948 Los Angeles, everyone uses magic- everyone except hard-boiled private detective H. Phillip Lovecraft, who refuses for "personal reasons." Lovecraft is hired by a mysterious rich man to recover a stolen book, the Necronomicon. Investigating, he finds that the book holds the key to taking over the world by magical means, releasing the "Old Ones". (Contains several in-jokes to H.P. Lovecraft's horror fiction and also the hard-boiled detective genre.) Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 37 days. See more »

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The guide wire on the oatmeal demon is visible as it flies to attack the restaurant manager. See more »

Quotes

Lovecraft: So what are we drinkin' to?
Bradbury: Nothin'. We're just drinkin'.
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Referenced in DC Showcase: The Spectre (2010) See more »

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Music by Curt Sobel
Words by Dennis Spiegel
Performed by Robert Jason
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Magic!
27 May 2000 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Totally fun idea: H.P. "Phil" Lovecraft is a gumshoe and seemingly the only guy in post-war L.A. who doesn't use witchcraft. One of HBO's best comedy films. I love the lady who plays Lovecraft's landlady. "The omens are bad. Me, I'm going to Florida!"


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