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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 »

Director:

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:

Anthony III 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

Fanducci: What's your name, officer?
Strange: It's Strange, Sir.
Fanducci: I don't care how fucking strange it is.
Strange: No Sir, it's officer Strange.
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References Heart of Glass (1976) 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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The Runestone: Disappointing effort
4 November 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Runestone is one of those early 90's efforts that relied on lighting effects to disguise the dreadful creature. It's a really messy feature that gets by barely on its decent cast.

Telling the story of a man who makes a deal with a Runestone and becomes the Norse creature known as Fenrir which lore has it is a fierce wolf yet in this appears more yeti-like.

William Hickey and Peter Riegert put on their usual excellent performances and the latter some much needed comic relief. Remember that long blonde haired head henchman from the original Die-hard film? Well he hams it up here as well and is almost as bad as the creature itself.

Generally features of this type from this period I found entertaining but this is an absolute mess from start to the extremely poor finale.

The Good:

William Hickey

Peter Riegert

The Bad:

Poor plot

Fenrir looks pretty damn terrible

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Modern art is not subjective it's stupid and pretentious

Giant monsters can easily sneak into the backseat of your car while you're in it without you noticing


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