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Gargoyle -- Two CIA agents are sent to Bucharest, Romania to solve a high profile kidnapping. But what they discover is something inexplicable. An evil gargoyle, once thought dead and banished forever, has returned with a vengeance.

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Director:
Writers:
Anthony L. Greene (screenplay)
Ion Ionescu (written by)
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Release Date:
26 October 2004 (Russia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Once thought banished forever, winged, fire-spitting creatures are resurrected and immediately begin wreaking havoc on a port city.
Plot:
Two CIA agents are sent to Bucharest, Romania to solve a high profile kidnapping. But what they discover is something inexplicable. An evil gargoyle, once thought dead and banished forever, has returned with a vengeance. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Paré ... Ty "Griff" Griffin

Sandra Hess ... Jennifer Wells

Fintan McKeown ... Father Nikolai Soren

Kate Orsini ... Dr. Christina Durant

Tim Abell ... Lex
William Langlois ... Inspector Zev Aslan
Petri Roega ... Father Adrian Bodesti

Rene Rivera ... Gogol

Arthur Roberts ... Bishop
Jason Rohrer ... Richard Barrier
Mihai Bisericanu ... Gregor
Bogdan Uritescu ... Zero

Claudiu Trandafir ... Boris
Cristi Groza ... Ionut
Lewis Cojocar ... Yuri
Jim Wynorski ... Bogdan
Claudiu Istodor ... Priest - 1532
Nataliya Zamilatska ... Parishioner / Anca

Annie Cerillo ... Coroner

Daniela Nane ... Peasant Girl
Roxana Baches ... Lily
Alina Teodorescu ... Lara 1
Alexandra Serb ... Lara 2
Dan Fintescu ... Sloane
Alexandru Nicolae ... Boy at Amusement Park
Robert Barladeanu ... Boy at Amusement Park
Danut Masala ... Boy at Amusement Park
Stefan Ionita ... Boy at Amusement Park
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Borcea Marian ... Special Agent

Directed by
Jim Wynorski  (as Jay Andrews)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony L. Greene  screenplay
Ion Ionescu  written by
Bill Munroe  screenplay
Jim Wynorski  screenplay

Produced by
Peter Block .... executive producer
Michael Derbas .... line producer
Michael Derbas .... producer
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
Ion Ionescu .... producer
Dan March .... executive producer
Carl Mason .... associate producer
Vicki L. Sawyer .... co-producer
Kevin Tannehill .... executive producer
Jim Wynorski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
 
Cinematography by
Andrea V. Rossotto 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kuge 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Mihnea Mihailescu 
 
Costume Design by
Svetlana Mihailescu 
 
Makeup Department
Raluca Badea .... key makeup artist
Fabian Coseriu .... makeup artist
Mariana Ianas .... makeup artist
Elisabeta Jachian .... hair stylist
Irina Necsoi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andrei Marinescu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis Cojocar .... first assistant director: Romania (as Lucian Cojocar)
Raluca Florescu .... third assistant director
Monica Gheorghe .... second assistant director
Paula Grig .... third assistant director
Carl Mason .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Claudia Clima .... assistant property master (as Claudia Chima)
Remus Grecu .... assistant art director
Joel Andrew Larson .... storyboard artist
Mihaela Lungu .... assistant art director
Alex Luta .... assistant set decorator
Dan Smirnov .... construction coordinator
Marius Stanciu .... property master
Vasile Valentin .... props
 
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Megan Goudsward .... background sound editor
Dave Hibbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Klausmayer .... sound re-recording mixer
Devan Kraushar .... sound effects editor
Mark Linden .... adr recordist
Vasile Luca .... boom operator
Misty Murphy .... foley artist
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Gregor Shemko .... foley artist
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor
Cristian Tarnovetchi .... sound mixer
Brick Wagner .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
George Petrache .... special effects assistant
Nicu Petre .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Karl Bildstein .... roto artist
Landon Bootsma .... digital compositor: Digital Slaves VFX
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Justin Chance .... modeler
Mark Cutler .... digital compositor
Stanislav Enilenis .... digital effects artist
Keith M. Hamilton .... digital compositor: Digital Slaves VFX
Keith M. Hamilton .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Slaves VFX
James Lau .... digital artist
Jason Macza .... animation director
Julia K.S. Miles .... visual effects producer: Digital Slaves VFX
Mark T. Reid .... digital compositor: Digital Slaves VFX
Adam Stern .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Stewart .... animator
Audrey Suos .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Toth .... digital compositor
Terry Veer .... key animator
 
Stunts
Aden Ambrono .... stunt performer
Nelu Caragea .... stunt coordinator
Ion Carangea .... stunts
Anamaria Chirvase .... stunt performer
Marian Chirvase .... stunt coordinator
Petre Dumitru .... stunt performer
Dicu Marian .... stunt performer
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt performer
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunt performer
Mihai Ungureanu .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cristian Balac .... grip
Marcel Bogdan .... generator operator
Cristian Borda .... still photographer
Alex Cojocaru .... grip
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
Marin Dumitru .... electrician
Tosa Florea .... electrician
Adrian Gache .... key grip
Mihai Gheorghe .... electrician
Titi Ionita .... electrician
Florin Jumatate .... electrician
Daniel Letos .... camera loader
Alex Marchidan .... grip
Radu Nicolae .... electrician
Gabriel Nita .... assistant camera
George Olteanu .... focus puller
Cristi Onutu .... assistant camera
Cristi Pasare .... video assist
Camelia Popa .... assistant camera
Mihai Postasu .... grip
Sorin Postasu .... grip
Viorel Radu .... electrician
Sorin Serghiuta .... camera operator
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator
Alexandru Tache .... video assist
Ionut Voicu .... electrician
Ionut Zaharia .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Catalin Bordea .... extras casting coordinator
Scott Rosen .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicoleta Deaconescu .... wardrobe
Alina Ticulescu .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Judit Szép .... film grader
 
Transportation Department
Roberto Balan .... driver
Adi Banu .... driver
Bela Bartes .... driver
Gabriel Burcea .... driver
Mihai Busuioc .... driver
Matei Cervencu .... driver
Bogdan Costel .... driver
Marius Georgescu .... driver
Viorel Guzan .... driver
Cristi Marinescu .... driver
Ciprian Popa .... driver
Nicolae Popescu .... driver
Vali Popovici .... driver
Catalin Radu .... driver
Dan Sarbu .... driver
Mirela Secan .... transportation coordinator
Gheorghe Tache .... driver
Cosmin Voicu .... driver
Ionel Zimica .... driver
 
Other crew
Kathy Archer Buck .... production accountant
Costica Ardeleanu .... helicopter pilot
Luza Calancea .... catering
Daniela Chirlov .... assistant: Mr. Ionescu
Stefania Dumitrescu .... assistant production accountant
Elena Ene .... script supervisor
Diana Georgescu .... production coordinator
Daniel Gilboy .... production executive
Adam Gordon .... assistant: Mr. Hertzberg
Steve Gregoropoulos .... business affairs
Michael Haddad .... craft service
Dan Ionescu .... location assistant
Wendy Jaffe .... business affairs
Alexander Mandra .... production assistant
Iacob Marian .... location assistant
Filofteia Minea .... production accountant
Elena Muntean .... production assistant
Octavian Nae .... location assistant
Vlad Nena .... production assistant
Andreea Nicolae .... production assistant
Roxana Paraschiv .... production assistant
Mihai Pascu .... assistant location manager
Mariana Popova .... script supervisor
Adrian Radu .... location manager
Cristina Serafim .... catering
Corina Toader .... catering
Ionel Tudor .... location assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gargoyle's Revenge" - International (English title)
"Gargoyle: Wings of Darkness" - USA (TV title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and language
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | USA:R
Filming Locations:

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Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Fr. Bodesti is about to give a plane ticket to Fr. Soren, Soren is drinking from a glass liquor bottle. As Bodesti approaches, the bottle is uncorked, but when the camera cuts away and returns, the bottle is mysteriously corked again.See more »
Quotes:
Ty "Griff" Griffin:[to Wells] I wounded it. But, I want that thing dead. Now
[turns and points to someone off camera]
Ty "Griff" Griffin:get me the god damned flame thrower!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
and yet "Gargoyle" may not be the worst film I was in that year, 28 October 2005
Author: RhinocerosFive from Los Angeles

I don't think I'm spoiling anyone's experience of this film by telling you not to see it if you have anything better to do, like clean under the stove. It gets dirty under there and you've gotta clean it sometime.

I think the movie suffers from a lack of sex and violence, though there is one car chase stunt that looks so dangerous it could only have been filmed in a country where life is cheaper than beer. "Gargoyle"'s heart is in the right place, but its aspirations are conservative. It is at least not pretentious. But I had a great time acting in it, playing the perennial idiot in the horror movie who says "What's down this hole?" and dies for his hubris. Plus I got to meet Michael Pare. Every film junkie should work with a B-movie staple at least once before death. And Romanians are the loveliest people I've met. Literally the loveliest. Walk down the street in Bucarest: if 7 of every 10 women aren't absolutely beautiful, you're walking down a street I didn't come across; and be consoled by the fact that at least 5 of the 10 are available for drinks.

Part of the film was shot in Casa Radio, an abandoned, unfinished Classic Communist Bloc-cum-Georgian Nightmare edifice originally intended to house KGB propaganda ministries, i.e. Radio Not-so-Free Europe. The building's five stories tall and takes up a city block; best of all, while its facade radiates Big Brotheresque state solidity, it resides near the city center like a post-apocalyptic ruin in a jungle of burdock and hemp peopled by dozens of Gypsies and scores of wild dogs. Construction on Casa Radio was suspended when Caucescu and his wife were executed on TV in 1989, and still there are gaping holes that drop from the sun-baked top floor (offering surreal vistas of a modern quarter-mile stretch of concrete roof, decorated with jutting rebar and old car parts, overlooking a crumbling ancient city) all the way down to the damp, creepy sub-basement (which doubles in the film for the Gargoyle lair.) No American-style guardrails or warning signs for Bucarest.

Since the demise of the Soviet Union, Casa Radio has hosted several non-union film shoots, including "Highlander III". It is attractive to producers because it's a cheap location, massive in terms of scale and available space, bizarre looking, and free of insurance headaches as it's still state property. Plus no one complains if you don't clean up after your production: anything left onsite is interpolated into the resident Gypsies' construction of their shanty town in this actual urban jungle.

An assistant director was bitten bloody by a wild dog during the shoot of "Gargoyle". The apples provided by catering were pressed into service by cast and crew as projectiles in order to keep the prowling dogs at bay. I too was bitten by wild dogs in Bucarest, once in a bar (!) and once in a city park. I also survived two car wrecks in two weeks, both in taxis and neither of which was seen by the drivers involved as grounds for stopping the cars.

GEEK NOTE: The Sci-Fi Network or Channel or whatever was one of the backers of this film (the smaller the budget, the more producers on set), so it's a little weird that nobody had a problem with the original title, "Gargoyles", until it was almost time to show it on the network, even though Sci-Fi already had an unrelated series of that name. The title was changed sometime relatively close to release, as I have a color-corrected copy labeled with the former title.

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