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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 ... Giles Redferne
Mary Woronov ... Channeler
Kevin O'Brien ... Chas
Richard Kuss ... Mennonite
Allan Miller ... Detective
Anna Levine ... Pastor's Wife
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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Satan also has one son. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$780,360, 13 January 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,094,451
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Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although the makeup tests had been finalized and approved, on the day of shooting Lori Singer decided she didn't want to don the elaborate prosthetics for her transformation into a 40 year-old, and she later refused to sport some of the makeup designed for her 60 year-old transformation. 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) See more »

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STRAIT FROM TEXAS
Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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You tellin' me you're a witch...? You ain't no witch! Witches are girls!
12 March 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Oh, dost thou scare me! hang me and burn me over a baskets of cats. I'm dead, you dolt, I don't care what you do after that. I can't believe they believed such nonsense in 1691, but apparently they did.

But, the Warlock (Julian Sands) was too slick for them and ends in in present day LA. Soon, Redferne (Richard E. Grant) appears to bring him back in some kind of reverse Terminator. A tongue bitten out and eyes removed in the first 10 minutes. This should be interesting.

Lori Singer (Short Cuts) joins Redferne after being cursed by the Warlock to age 20 years every day. Can't think of a worse curse for a woman. They travel to Boston to stop the Warlock, who discovers along the way that a certain priest has been doing unpriestly things, and uses that to get his information.

There is not a lot of special effects, but what there was seemed good for the time.

The real fun of this movie is the interaction of Singer and Grant. They made it worth watching.

Oh, yeah, get thee you male children baptized.


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