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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:

October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony III See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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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: The Runestone will offer you many things, you must not listen!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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An average fare.
19 June 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

The miners discover strange runestone in the mine.The runestone is transported to New York.Not long after that an archaeologist Martin Almquist,while studying a discovery,cuts his finger and becomes a blood-thirsty monster.This creature-on-the-loose flick isn't very good,but isn't completely bad either.The film tries to be scary and exciting at the same time,some lines are also pretty funny.No gore at all-for me the lack of blood is disappointing.The acting is acceptable,the monster is creepy looking and kills so many cops that it has to be seen to be believed.Good for the rainy day,just don't expect anything special.My rating:5/10.


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