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Warlock (1989)

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David Twohy (as D.T. Twohy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Sands ... Warlock
Lori Singer ... Kassandra
Richard E. Grant ... Redferne
Mary Woronov ... Channeler
Kevin O'Brien ... Chas
Richard Kuss ... Mennonite
Allan Miller ... Detective
Anna Thomson ... Pastor's Wife (as Anna Levine)
David Carpenter ... Pastor
Kay E. Kuter ... Proctor
Ian Abercrombie ... Magistrate #1
Kenneth Danziger ... Magistrate #2
Art Smith Art Smith ... Scribe
Robert Breeze Robert Breeze ... Jailor
Frank Renzulli ... Cabbie
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Storyline

In Boston of 1691, a warlock is sentenced to death, but escapes magically into the future (our present), followed doggedly by the witch hunter. There he is searching for the three parts of the Devil's Bible, trailed by the witch hunter and the woman whose house he landed in. They must stop him, as the book contains the true name of God, which he can use to un-create the world. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

He's come from the past to destroy the future. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Elements of David Twohy's original script, in which the Warlock was actually a good but misunderstood man, remained in the re-write. Throughout several scenes in the film, the Warlock shows some minimal elements of kindness. mercy and polite manners. In particular, he is actually quite friendly and casual toward the unbaptized child prior to discovering that he was, in fact, unbaptized. He is later respectful of the crucifix and sanctity of the home of the pastor, and shows mercy toward his wife and unborn children in exchange for information. See more »

Goofs

Redfern Asks if the farmer is Amish, and the farmer replies Mennonite. He wouldn't have known about either in Boston in 1691. See more »

Quotes

Giles Redferne: [bursting into the farmhouse] Tell me your woes! You are bewitched!
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Connections

Followed by Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999) See more »

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STRAIT FROM TEXAS
Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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An 80's horror movie thats GOOD!!
4 December 1999 | by MadRainaSee all my reviews

This is to me one of the most overlooked 80's horror films yet. Its also one of the best. The characters are well developed, and there's even an actual plot! The cast was perfect as well as the special effects which arn't cheesey at all. You don't see the typical teen girls getting butchered along with their boyfriends. You don't see undeveloped unlikeble characters. What you do see is a really good movie, that is totally underrated. Underrated is the key word to describe this movie, Lori Singer is a brilliant actress who is far too overlooked as well as Julian Sands. Its a "must see" movie for fans of quality horror movies.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$780,360, 13 January 1991

Gross USA:

$9,094,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,094,451
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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