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Witch Hunt (1994)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Fantasy, Mystery  |  10 December 1994 (USA)
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In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Hudson
Sen. Larson Crockett
Hypolyta Kropotkin
Finn Macha
John Epperson ...
Vivian Dart (as Lypsinka)
The Manicurist
N.J. Gottlieb
Lt. Morris Bradbury
John Durbin ...
Gregory Bell ...
G-man #1 (as Chris Darga)


Detective Philip Lovecraft lives in Los Angeles in the 1950s when an ambitious Senator is holding hearings, on Magic. Magic is the new influence in Tinsel Town. Lovecraft is unique in that he is the only one who refuses to use magic in his work. Shortly after he is hired, he finds his client, Kim Hudson, accused of the murder of her husband, a film executive. Philip uses the tallents of a local witch, Kropotkin, to explain what is happening only to see her accused of the murder and sentenced to be burnt at the stake. Reminiscent of Roger Rabbit, without the toons. Written by John Vogel <>

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It's a new kind of evil, as old as time.


Crime | Fantasy | Mystery

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Rated R for some strong language and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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While making the circuit of talk shows to promote this movie, Dennis Hopper stated it was the strangest movie he had been in. See more »


Kropotkin's first name is Hypolyta on her office door, but Hypolita in the closing credit cast list. See more »


Senator Crockett: I'll tell ya what yer gonna get, yer gonna get double-digit inflation, and a designated hitter, and wars in countries you've never even heard of! Now that's what I call a world without magic!
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One of the most enjoyable made for cable movies
29 November 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This movie is one that I watch everytime it comes on cable, hopper is good in it as is penolope ann miller, it has great sets and mood and is offbeat enough to help start a trend that lead to all the good cable movies and series we are now accustomed to... (soprano's carnivale, six feet under etc)

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