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Spellbinder (1988)

A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.

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Janet Greek

Writer:

Tracy Tormé
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Daly ... Jeff Mills (as Timothy Daly)
Kelly Preston ... Miranda Reed
Rick Rossovich ... Derek Clayton
Audra Lindley ... Mrs. White
Anthony Crivello ... Aldys
Diana Bellamy ... Grace Woods
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Lt. Lee
Julian Christopher ... Tim Weatherly (as James Louis Watkins)
Kyle T. Heffner ... Herbie Green (as Kyle Heffner)
M.C. Gainey ... Brock
Sally Kemp ... Marilyn DeWitt
Stefan Gierasch ... Edgar DeWitt
Bob McCracken ... Simmons
Karen Elise Baldwin ... Mona (as Karen Baldwin)
Roderick Cook Roderick Cook ... Ed Kennerle
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Storyline

Across a dark street in Los Angeles, a beautiful young woman is being brutally assaulted by an abusive boyfriend. Young lawyer Jeff Mills rushes to the woman's defense - and crosses into a world of unimaginable evil. On the surface, the young woman, Miranda Reed, is a dream come true, the perfect lover, a miracle healer and a soulmate. Before two days have passed, Jeff lives a real-life nightmare, an encounter so intense, death is almost merciful. Because Jeff learns that Miranda is a fugitive from the witches coven (to which she belongs) and they want her back. Back in time for a human sacrifice by the Unholy Night of the Winter Solstice. Written by Jeff Smee

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A chance encounter. A dream come true. A man would do anything for a girl like Miranda. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Witching Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,938,049
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hard to find because the Church of Scientology tried to remove the movie because this stars Kelly Preston in nude scenes and is centered around witchcraft. See more »

Goofs

Reflection of red camera light as well camera person visible at 1:02:15 - 1:02:20 on lower-right side of window. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. White: [referring to Miranda] We want her back.
Jeff Mills: What is this, some kind of joke?
Mrs. White: Take this as a warning. There won't be another.
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References Cop (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Alley
Words and Music by Gary Wright
Performed by Gary Wright
Courtesy of Cypress Records, Inc. and Almo Music Corp.
(VHS Version Only)
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Terrific!
24 August 2000 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

An unjustly neglected horror entry. Right from the start, it has the narrative pull of a good mystery; there are intriguing characters and one genuinely sensual sex scene. In the second half, it seems to be getting more ordinary, but then comes up with a stunning twist, worthy of an Agatha Christie. Overall, a well-acted, atmospherically directed, smart, creepy little thriller. (***)


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