In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a ...
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Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »
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In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a witch's shop and purchases a certain figurine, resulting in the cackling beast being freed and demanding possession of the baby. Written by
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This film was produced by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the original creators of Scooby-Doo for Hanna Barbera and the founders of 1980s animation company, Ruby-Spears Productions. Joe Ruby shares a co-writer credit. See more »
I give this movie 3 out of 10, but only for one reason (otherwise it would be 1 out of 10). Kim Johnston Ulrich is actually very likeable as the mother, showing a lot of courage and guts. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is a well-drawn character, but it isn't your usual "scream queen" but more like Linda Hamilton in "Terminator". Otherwise this film is a mess, it's low-budget showing in almost every scene. Rumpelstiltskin himself is extremely annoying, mouthing bad one-liners almost every minute. The special-effects are not that much to write home about either and the less said about other characters the better (I must confess I even disliked the baby, wishing for a unhappy ending). It's also surprisingly boring despite a healthy pace throughout. My suggestion: don't watch but give ms Ulrich a better part in something else.
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