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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1990, then newly-founded Trimark Pictures bought the distribution rights from the bankrupt New World Pictures and also purchased the rights for any potential sequels. See more »

Goofs

After the Warlock is transported to the present, the back of Kassandra's Corvair can be seen outside the diner. In the next shot it is outside Chas's house as the tornado appears. See more »

Quotes

Giles Redferne: Now, brute, one last time will we play the game out.
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Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

STRAIT FROM TEXAS
Performed by Jasper Jeeters Jamboree
Music by Vince Melamed
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A Good Horror Movie
11 September 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

The late 80's and 90's have not been a particularly good time for big-budget horror movies, but Warlock, a kind of supernatural Terminator, works particularly well. Everyone is well-cast, although the focus is on the three leads. Julian Sands is at his most diabolical, but Richard Grant also does well, neatly portraying Redferne as a man out of time (essentially Michael Biehn's character from Terminator, in reverse). Lori Singer is...well, tolerable. The Warlock is not the all-powerful deity that the writers could have portrayed him as (and as he'll be portrayed in the next movie), meaning that the battles between him and Redferne are actually pretty interesting.


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