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The Runestone (1991)

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A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --... See full summary »

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Willard Carroll

Writers:

Mark E. Rogers (novel), Willard Carroll (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Riegert ... Capt. Gregory Fanducci
Joan Severance ... Marla Stewart
William Hickey ... Lars Hagstrom
Tim Ryan ... Sam Stewart
Mitchell Laurance ... Martin Almquist
Lawrence Tierney ... Chief Richardson
Dawan Scott Dawan Scott ... Fenrir
Chris Young ... Jacob
Alexander Godunov ... Sigvaldson, The Clockmaker
Donald Hotton ... Ask Franag
Erika Schickel Erika Schickel ... Angela
Bill Kalmenson ... Lester
Arthur Malet ... Stoddard
John Hobson John Hobson ... Marotta
Anthony Cistaro ... Detective
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Storyline

A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end of the world. Archaeologist Sam Stewart and wife Marla find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his family explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Tyr, the Norse god of war, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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An ancient prophecy is about to become a modern nightmare.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Runestone See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The "no beast so fierce" line is from Shakespeare's Richard III. See more »

Quotes

Lars Hagstrom: [Marla has noticed a Christian icon among his antiquities] A contradiction in my design scheme, I admit. There are no atheists in foxholes. And you are in one now!
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Features White Zombie (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Music by John W. Bratton
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Published by Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Short and sweet?
21 January 1999 | by Vincent-23See all my reviews

This one is a perfect example of 80's cinema squirming its way into 90's cinema. The story involves an architect whose unrequited love signs him a pact with the Norse demon Fenrir, who takes control of his body. Werewolfish Fenrir can only be destroyed by a Christopher Lambert-esque clock maker and a well-read teenage boy. David Newman's (Heathers, Frankenweenie) melodramatic score makes this movie stand up a notch above the rest. This one is a winner for fans of movies like Warlock and Bad Moon.


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