The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

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Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from... See full summary »



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Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far-off lands. Written by trivwhiz

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When Flynn and Nicole are walking through the Amazon Jungle, Flynn says something to Nicole, to which she replies "Be still my heart". ER: Be Still My Heart (2000) was the ER episode (season 6 episode 13) where the character played by Noah Wyle (who plays Flynn in the Librarian) is stabbed and almost dies. See more »


When Flynn climbs out of the river his bag is filled with water. The book was last seen in the bag, yet the book is undamaged by the water. See more »


Edward Wilde: I want that spear.
Nicole Noone: A man in hell wants ice water. That doesn't mean he's going to get it.
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Followed by The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) See more »

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Good, light-hearted movie
5 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear is a film that doesn't take itself too seriously. Though having a few minor errors in the proper names in legends, and having a protagonist that knows more and can put things together better than anyone ever really could, this movie is a very entertaining look at a work where every legend and fantasical story is completely true.

The basic concept is that Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is a 30 something professional student with upwards of 27 advanced degrees. After his Egyptology professor graduates him early to force him into getting out of school and into the real world, he gets a job as the Librarian for the Metopolitan Public Library. Immediately after his interview he finds out that the Library that he is to be in charge of contains such wonderous treasures as the Ark of the Covenant, Pandora's Box, and the Golden Goose, as well as a fragment of the Spear of Destiny. Shortly after starting his new job the fragment is stolen by the nefarious Serpent Brotherhood. Flynn is sent to recover all of the pieces of the Spear with the help of Nicole No one.

While fairly predictable in resolution, this film offers light hearted romp though an interesting view on a more or less obscure legendary artifact.

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