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In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

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H. Phillip Lovecraft
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Kim Hudson
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Sen. Larson Crockett
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Hypolyta Kropotkin
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Finn Macha
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Trudy
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Vivian Dart (as Lypsinka)
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The Manicurist
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N.J. Gottlieb
Christopher John Fields ...
Lt. Morris Bradbury
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Brackett
Gregory Bell ...
Shakespeare
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Minister
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G-man #1 (as Chris Darga)
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Sidney
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Maid
Zaid Farid ...
Felix
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Sidney's wife
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Tyrone (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Robert Goolrick ...
Malcolm Purdy
Mark Habit ...
Mark Twain
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Winston
Aaron Heyman ...
Mr. Skinner
Kristin Kahler ...
Cherie
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Bea
J. Patrick McCormack ...
Mr. Brown
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Tracy Pinkem
Dennis Paladino ...
Loud dresser
Jill Pierce ...
Marie
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Senator's aide
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Sen. Trumble
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Towel head
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Zombie (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Lynn Tufeld ...
Gottlieb's secretary
Steve Vaught ...
Police photographer
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Himself - Testifying before HUAC (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Paul Schrader

Written by

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Joseph Dougherty ... (written by)

Produced by

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Betsy Beers ... co-producer
Joseph Dougherty ... co-executive producer
David Gale ... co-producer
Gale Anne Hurd ... producer
Michael R. Joyce ... producer

Music by

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Angelo Badalamenti

Cinematography by

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Jean-Yves Escoffier ... (as Jean Yves Escoffier)

Film Editing by

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Kristina Boden

Editorial Department

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Susan Chernus ... apprentice film editor: Los Angeles
Keiko Deguchi ... associate film editor
Clare Larson ... assistant film editor: New York
Mark L. Mitchell ... post-production executive
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Barbara Riley ... negative cutter
Tara Timpone ... assistant film editor: Los Angeles
Michael J. Wechsler ... apprentice film editor: New York

Casting By

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Ronnie Yeskel

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Curtis A. Schnell

Art Direction by

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Michael L. Fox ... (as Michael Fox)

Set Decoration by

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Archie D'Amico

Costume Design by

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Jodie Lynn Tillen ... (as Jodie Tillen)

Makeup Department

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Jeff Angell ... makeup supervisor
Karen Dahl ... key makeup artist
Alan Friedman ... makeup supervisor (as Alan 'Doc' Friedman)
Susan Mills ... hair styles supervisor
Charlotte Parker ... key hair stylist (as Charlotte Gravenor)

Production Management

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JoAnn M. Laub ... post-production supervisor
Jay Sedrish ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aaron Barsky ... first assistant director
Gwyneth Horder-Payton ... second second assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis ... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
Karin Roffman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Greg Bartkus ... set dresser
Jeffrey Berger ... scenic artist
Bradly E. Breitbarth ... property master (as Brad Breitbarth)
Kenneth Brooks ... construction foreman (as Ken Brooks)
Raymond Camaioni ... construction coordinator
Billy Campbell ... assistant property master
Ralph R. Coulter ... carpenter
Michael Deal ... swing gang
Joe Del Monte ... carpenter
Pedro Fernández ... carpenter
Peter M. Gurski ... lead man (as Peter Gurski)
Brigitte Heichelbech ... painter
Patrice Hues ... on-set dresser (as Patrick Hughes)
Jose Jimenez ... carpenter (as Jose Jiminez)
Rutilo Jimenez ... carpenter (as Rutilo Jiminez)
Lisa M. Kittredge-Rodriguez ... labor foreman (as Lisa Brooks)
Walter Lab ... lead scenic
Anthony McNerney ... carpenter
Robert McNerney ... carpenter
Chris Nakayama ... propmaker
Fred O'Connor ... carpenter / propmaker
Sean O'Harra ... carpenter / welder
David Russell ... storyboard artist
William Small ... swing gang
Anton Uhl ... set designer
David Walker ... swing gang

Sound Department

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Moe Chamberlain ... boom operator
Gerald Donlan ... assistant sound editor
Stuart Emanuel ... dialogue editor
Wendy Hedin ... supervising sound editor
Bradford L. Hohle ... stereo sound consultant
Hal Levinsohn ... adr editor
Chris McLaughlin ... second boom operator
James H. Nau ... assistant sound editor
Michael Shore ... assistant sound editor
Jim Stuebe ... sound mixer
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer

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John Criswell ... special effects makeup
Robin L. D'Arcy ... special effects producer: Stetson (as Robin D'Arcy)
Lenny Dalrymple ... special effects technician: Stetson
Larry Finch ... special effects makeup
Asao Gato ... special effects makeup crew
Roy Goode ... special effects technician
Chris Koranele ... special effects makeup crew
Edwin Rosell ... special effects makeup crew
Rob Sherwood ... special effects makeup crew
John K. Stirber ... special effects supervisor: Stetson
Paul Vigil ... special effects technician: Stetson
Robert Lindores ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

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Betzy Bromberg ... optical supervisor: Fantasy II
Diane Clark ... visual effects assistant design engineer: Perpetual
Steve Cohen ... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II
Richard Cross ... visual effects design engineer: Perpetual
Sven Eklund ... visual effects key grip
Michael Ferriter ... opticals: Perpetual (as Mike Ferriter)
Cynthia Feyrer ... optical apprentice: Fantasy II
Mark Gutterud ... visual effects director of photography
Don Hansard ... projection scenes
Linda Henry ... optical assistant: Fantasy II
John Huneck ... visual effects camera operator: Fantasy II
Leslie Huntley ... visual effects producer: Fantasy II
Mark Johnson ... visual effects property master
Mike Kaschalk ... digital effects: Fantasy II
Tiny Kauffman ... visual effects best boy grip
Robert Krebsbach ... visual effects best boy electric (as Bob Kresbach)
Gary Lavarack ... digital effects: Fantasy II
Frank Little ... digital effects: Fantasy II
Richard Malzahn ... visual effects supervisor: Perpetual
Taylor Matheson ... visual effects second assistant camera
Tim Molinder ... digital effects: Fantasy II
Michael Muscal ... visual effects coordinator
João Paulo Schlittler ... graphic design
Peter Schmitt ... visual effects first assistant camera
Eric Swenson ... motion control operator: Perpetual
Kimberly Sylvester ... visual effects producer: Perpetual
David Tucker ... optical camera: Fantasy II (as Dave Tucker)
Gene Warren III ... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II
Gene Warren Jr. ... visual effects supervisor
Devik Wiener ... visual effects gaffer
Bret Mixon ... rotoscope supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Ventresco ... title design and production (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gregg Brazzel ... stunts
John Cann ... stunts
Bufort McClerkins ... stunts (as Bufort McClerkins Jr.)
Cole S. McKay ... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Patrick J. Statham ... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Statham)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe Clarke ... best boy grip
Stephan Dalyai ... electrician
Paul A. Edwards ... camera operator (as Paul Edwards)
Bill Essling ... rigging electrician
Adam Goldfine ... gaffer
Shawn Honea ... camera loader
Doug Hyun ... still photographer
Tom Kiefer ... electrician
Rory Robert Knepp ... second assistant camera (as Rory Knepp)
Didier Koskas ... key grip
Rob Matthews ... grip
Tim Nash ... grip
Jonathon E. Salzman ... grip (as John Salzman)
Mike Savage ... grip
Edwin Schiernecker ... rigging gaffer
Dale Sprawls ... electrician
Ken Struck ... best boy electric
Gene Visco ... rigging electrician
Eric Ward ... dolly grip
David J. White II ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Jim Green ... extras casting
Richard Hicks ... casting assistant
Carl Joy ... extras casting
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting
Gary Oberst ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Doris Alaimo ... set costumer
Jemma Scarisbrick ... wardrobe supervisor
Maria Tortu ... set costumer

Location Management

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Kevin Halloran ... location manager
Andrew C. Keeter ... assistant location manager (as Andy Keeter)

Music Department

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Angelo Badalamenti ... orchestrator
Andrew Barrett ... orchestrator
Louis Cerborino ... music editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Art Polhemus ... music recording mixer

Transportation Department

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Paul Berlin ... driver
Alonzo Brown ... driver
Paul Burlin ... driver
Bruce Callahan ... driver
Kevin Considine ... driver
Steve Earle ... driver
Joe Feeney ... driver
Chris Gallegos ... driver (as Christopher L. Gallegos)
Scotty Goudreau ... driver (as Scott Goudreau)
David Joseph ... driver
Derek Raser ... transportation coordinator
J.T. Thayer ... transportation captain
Earl Thielen ... driver
Tracy Thielen ... driver
Gregg Willis ... driver (as Greg Willis)
Mark Willis ... driver

Other crew

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James Alesna ... assistant craft service
Barbara Allen ... assistant: Ms. Hurd
Lawrence L. Artis ... set security (as Lawrence Artis)
Jennifer Blum ... set production assistant
Edward Cass ... office production assistant
Barbara Coston ... first assistant accountant
Satya De La Manitou ... associate: Mr. Hopper
M.K. Gleason ... production accountant
Robert Goolrick ... creative consultant
Lynn Harris ... script supervisor
Tony Lebe ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Kris Fullan Martinez ... production coordinator (as Kris Fullan)
Carl Mastromarino ... second assistant accountant
Jared G. Miller ... set production assistant (as Jared Miller)
Josh Mott ... craft service
Sandra Ohlfest ... medic (as Sandy Ohlfest)
Eddie Pickett ... set production assistant
Carrie Powell ... assistant: Mr. Dale
Paula Rosenfeld ... set production assistant
Reginald Rutherford ... production manager: second unit
Cornelia Ryan ... assistant: Ms. Hurd
Jennifer Scott ... assistant production coordinator / assistant: Mr. Joyce
Greg Steele ... office production assistant
Gabrielle Stubbert ... assistant: Mr. Schrader
Jon Wilkman ... newsreel re-creation
Kevin Beard ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Detective Philip Lovecraft lives in Los Angeles in the 1950s when an ambitious Senator is holding hearings, on Magic. Magic is the new influence in Tinsel Town. Lovecraft is unique in that he is the only one who refuses to use magic in his work. Shortly after he is hired, he finds his client, Kim Hudson, accused of the murder of her husband, a film executive. Philip uses the tallents of a local witch, Kropotkin, to explain what is happening only to see her accused of the murder and sentenced to be burnt at the stake. Reminiscent of Roger Rabbit, without the toons. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines It's a new kind of evil, as old as time. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chasseur de sorcières (France)
  • Magic Murder (Germany)
  • El sello de Satán (Spain)
  • Холивудски магии (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ilusiones satánicas (Argentina)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia While making the circuit of talk shows to promote this movie, Dennis Hopper stated it was the strangest movie he had been in. See more »
Goofs Kropotkin's first name is Hypolyta on her office door, but Hypolita in the closing credit cast list. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Big Combo (1955). See more »
Soundtracks I Put a Spell on You See more »
Quotes Kim Hudson: What about our marriage?
Gottlieb: That wasn't a marriage, that was a license to shop.
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