In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

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Kim Hudson
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Sen. Larson Crockett
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Hypolyta Kropotkin
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Finn Macha
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Trudy
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Vivian Dart (as Lypsinka)
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N.J. Gottlieb
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Lt. Morris Bradbury
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Brackett
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G-man #1 (as Chris Darga)
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Sidney
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Storyline

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.

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Crime | Fantasy | Mystery

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Rated R for some strong language and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »
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10 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The film is supposedly set in 1953 (although that's a little vague). Six minutes into the film, however, Dennis Hopper's character passes an appliance store selling TV's. Prominently featured is the Philco Holiday Predicta model which wasn't introduced until 1958, Other cultural anachronisms including some of the fashions were more indicative of the late '50's than 1953. See more »

Quotes

Senator Larson Crockett: Hypolyta Lavoe Kropotkin, are you now or have you ever been a witch?
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Features The Big Combo (1955) See more »

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I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jalacy Hawkins)
Performed by Nina Simone
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Good Movie
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All ways thought that it was an entertaining movie, kind of odd to see Denis hopper in it, but then again, that is what made me watch it in the first place. Cool little noir and magic story set against the 50's Hollywood back drop.

So if you want to enjoy a different little movie staring Denis Hopper, check this movie out. It really is decent, nothing to spectacular, and certainly nothing to write home about. Perhaps, just turn to the person next to ya, and tell them about it, maybe you'll all like it?

If not, sorry bout' ya, cause ya should, its kind of a decent movie. Denis Hoppers self proclaimed "Strangest role."


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