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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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


Crime | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

10 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chasseur de sorcières  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


After waking up at Vivian Dart's house, Lovecraft applies ice to his forehead although he was soundly hit on the back of his head. 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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Loads of fun--great performances
6 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this flic a few times and have enjoyed it thoroughly each time. Great supporting performances. I liked Dennis Hopper in this, although I missed Fred Ward from the first one. Penelope Ann Miller was perfectly cast as well. Valerie Mahaffey and Sheryl Lee Ralph were great also. The special effects do not take over the picture, but are imaginative (the mirror effect)and the magical theory is well thought out and consistent. This is just an enjoyable urban fantasy featuring an alternate history (my favorite genre) of the U.S. in which magic is routinely practices and the social reprecussions spur a McCarthy-like reaction. Diverting and enjoyable.

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