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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

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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:

October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony III See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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The "no beast so fierce" line is from Shakespeare's Richard III. See more »

Quotes

Marla Stewart: Could you say one sentence without the word "fuck" in it?
Fanducci: Sorry. Would you like a Pez?
Marla Stewart: No.
Fanducci: Best fucking candy in the world!
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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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Note: Bullets don't work on Fenrir
23 January 2015 | by Machiavelli84See all my reviews

You know those movies with a cool idea and set up that should have been a lot better? This movie is one of them.

A mysterious runestone is discovered in Pennsylvania and taken to the city, where it turns out to have housed the Norse wolf Fenrir. Fenrir escapes and goes on a killing spree. It turns out that the ancient Viking explorers who arrived to America left Fenrir off inside the runestone (thanks, Nords!) and now that he's been unleashed, he's set to begin Ragnarok (aka, Nordic doomsday).

Again, it's a cool premise, and with an awesome soundtrack, decent acting, and capable directing, this film has promise. Unfortunately, the movie gets dumb, and it gets dumb quick. For one, I'd like to know how Fenrir intends to destroy the world when he seems to mostly just do random killing on the street (I've read a little on Ragnarok, and Fenrir's role is a LITTLE MORE involved than just going around killing thugs and homeless guys. Furthermore, it is established early that guns don't work on Fenrir. One character, a police detective, even figures this out from firsthand experience. Despite this, people seem to continually think that a bunch of guys armed with guns are able to fight Fenrir off. Nobody seems to stop and think, "Hey! Wait a minute! Guns don't work! Maybe we should look for SOMETHING ELSE to fight this beast with!" As a result, a lot of policemen needlessly die (and of course, nobody in the city or press ask why half the police force just went bye bye). It's a personal pet peeve of mine when characters don't seem to adjust accordingly, like any sane rational person would. Remember the "Prince of Space" episode of MST3K where Crow shouts to the characters, "YOUR WEAPONS HAVE NO AFFECT ON HIM!" That's how I felt near the end of this movie. I have to also admit that the monster design is a bit disappointing. No, I'm not bummed it wasn't CG. The monster suit itself is actually pretty impressive...however, I just feel like a powerful Nordic spirit would look a little different than a glorified werewolf.

There are also some unintentionally funny moments. For example, when the character of Martin attacks a girl, another character says, "Martin! What the h--- are you doing?!" to which Martin replies, "Martin is doing THIS!" and punches him. Then there's another scene where Fenrir puts on a police cap and kills a policeman while wearing it. Really?! The film lost all seriousness for me at that point. I seriously expected Abbot and Costello to appear on the scene after that.

Like I said before, the film had amazing potential. It started out really well for the first forty-five minutes or so, but then it starts to go downhill quick. There is plenty to commend this film for, but in the end it just doesn't work out.


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