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Lord of Illusions (1995)

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry D'Amour
... Philip Swann
... Caspar Quaid
Sheila Tousey ... Jennifer Desiderio
... Maureen Pimm
... Young Dorothea (as Ashley Lyn Cafagna)
Michael Angelo Stuno ... Lead Male Cultist
... Lead Female Cultist
... Young Butterfield (as Trevor Edmond)
... Loomis
Mikey LeBeau ... Exorcised Boy
... Nix
Johnny Venocur ... Tapert (as Johnny Venokur)
... Ray Miller
... Butterfield
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Storyline

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was gunned down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a popular illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D'Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. A short time later Swann is killed by one of his own tricks and the occurrences are turning over, and it crackles between Dorothea and D'Amour. Written by Sam Beckett <drgr4000@mailszrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de>

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,293,081
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Trivia

The final shot of the film, Harry and Dorthea looking out into the desert, is an homage to the final shot in Fulci's The Beyond. See more »

Goofs

When D'amour throws Nix down the hole at the end, you can see that the hole is not rock but burlap walled. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: There are two worlds of magic. One is the glittering domain of the illusionist. The other is a secret place, where magic is a terrifying reality. Here, men have the power of demons. And Death itself is an illusion.
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Connections

Spoofed in Phantasmagoria (1995) See more »

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While the Blood Runs Warm in Your Veins
Performed by Joshua White
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Barker is still one of the greats
19 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Alright, so maybe this wasn't a great adaption of his short story, the Last Illusion, but it was one hell of a ride. The special effects aren't overdone, the acting was up to par, and the direction was marvelous. This movie is so gritty, its tone is perfect. Bakula may have been a bit too emotionless in a scene or two, but overall he was wonderful as the detective who gets caught up in the trickery, and the evil. There is also one or two funny moments, very very well placed. Of course, to fully appreciate the movie, you must watch the directors cut, with a couple extra scenes, that actually add a lot to the plotline, and the surreality of it all. Great stuff Clive!


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