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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 more »

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Cast

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Harry D'Amour
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Young Butterfield (as Trevor Edmond)
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Nix
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Philip Swann
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Caspar Quaid
Sheila Tousey ...
Jennifer Desiderio
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Maureen Pimm
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Young Dorothea (as Ashley Lyn Cafagna)
Michael Angelo Stuno ...
Lead Male Cultist
Keith Brunsmann ...
Snakeman
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Lead Female Cultist
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Loomis
Mikey LeBeau ...
Exorcised Boy
Robb Humphreys ...
D'Amours Demon
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Hotel Bellboy (as James Brandon Shaw)
Johnny Venocur ...
Tapert (as Johnny Venokur)
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Ray Miller
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Butterfield
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Dorothea Swann
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Detective Edison
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Clemenzia
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Valentin
Stephen Weingartner ...
Stage Manager
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Stage Technician (as Daniel Edward Mora Jr.)
Billy McComb ...
Walter Wilder
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Vinovich
Lorin Stewart ...
Billy Who
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Dr. Toffler (as Barry 'Shabaka' Henley)
Bergen Williams ...
Nurse (as Bergen Lynn Williams)
Mike Deak ...
Apparition in Repository
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Dancer
Sarah McAfee ...
Dancer
Laurie Kanyok ...
Dancer
Jason Yribar ...
Dancer
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Dancer (as Sebastian LaCause)
Luca Tommassini ...
Dancer
Yuri Mageoy ...
Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Cult Member (uncredited)
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Bar patron (uncredited)
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Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Swann Audience Member (uncredited)
Deanna Dubé ...
Screaming Woman (uncredited)
Del Howison ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Wealthy Theater Patron (uncredited)
Michele Longenbach ...
Swann audience member (uncredited)
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Cult Member (uncredited)
Alan McFarland ...
Cultist (uncredited)
Blaine Mitchell ...
Extra (uncredited)
Erol Sarabi ...
Boy Servant (uncredited)
Christian Leopold Shea ...
Swann Audience Member (uncredited)
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Forensic Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clive Barker

Written by

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Clive Barker ... (story "The Last Illusion")
 
Clive Barker ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Clive Barker ... producer
Steve Golin ... executive producer
Anna C. Miller ... associate producer
JoAnne Sellar ... producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson ... executive producer

Music by

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Simon Boswell

Cinematography by

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Rohn Schmidt ... (as Ronn Schmidt)

Film Editing by

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Alan Baumgarten

Editorial Department

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Katie Hedrich ... apprentice editor
Ariel Nachmann ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Sharon Howard-Field

Production Design by

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Steve Hardie

Art Direction by

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Marc Fisichella
Bruce Robert Hill

Set Decoration by

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David A. Koneff

Costume Design by

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Luke Reichle

Makeup Department

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Robin Agee ... makeup assistant
Howard Berger ... special makeup effects: KNB EFX
David Dupuis ... makeup artist: XFX
Tony Gardner ... additional makeup effects: Alterian Studios
Chris Hanson ... special makeup effects artist
Joel Harlow ... special makeup effects artist
Tom Irvin ... special makeup effects artist: XFX Inc.
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects: XFX
Kathy C. King ... assistant makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman ... special makeup effects: KNB EFX
Maxine Morris ... assistant hair stylist
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects: KNB EFX (as Gregory Nicotero)
Scott Oshita ... special makeup effects artist
Mike J. Regan ... special makeup effects
Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... additional makeup effects: Image Animation
Gigi Williams ... hair department head / makeup department head
Josh Yates ... special makeup effects artist: XFX Inc.
Jim Eustermann ... makeup effects artist: XFX, Inc. (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Salvino ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Benita Allen ... first assistant director
Ken Arlidge ... second unit director
Alan Breton ... assistant director

Art Department

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Marc Baird ... storyboard artist
Anthony Bashford ... leadman
Dawn Brown ... art department coordinator
Mark W. Brown ... property master
Matthew Haynes ... gang boss propmaker
Dorn Merrill Kennison ... painter
Allen Lafferty ... sculptor
Patrick Lees ... construction foreman
Martin L. Mercer ... storyboard artist
Danny Ronay ... set painter
Jose Sandoval ... set painter: art department
Thomas R. Wagner ... weapons and props
Helen Wilson ... seamstress
Liz Wilson ... on set dresser (1994)
Ciara McAvoy ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jim Brookshire ... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Gary Gegan ... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein ... supervising sound editor
Stephen Halbert ... sound
Matthew Iadarola ... supervising re-recording mixer
David Jobe ... foley mixer
John A. Larsen ... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Miller ... sound designer
Hamilton Sterling ... sound editor
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Karrie Aubuchon ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Brent Baker ... moldmaker: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Howard Berger ... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Abbie J. Binstock ... makeup assistant: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
John Bisson ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Roger Borelli ... primordial meltdowns crew: Alterian Studios Inc.
Robert Calvert ... special effects technician
Evan Campbell ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group / sculptor / special effects makeup crew
John C. Carlucci ... special effects technician
Lou Carlucci ... special effects coordinator
Jackie Caydam ... administrator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
David Dupuis ... makeup sculpture and application: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Jeff Edwards ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Jeffrey Edwards)
Mike Elizalde ... mechanical designer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
John Paul Fedele ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Jon Fedele)
Eric Fiedler ... mechanical designer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Joe Fordham ... special effects coordinator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Tony Gardner ... creator of primordial meltdowns: Alterian Studios Inc.
Erin Haggerty ... special makeup effects coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group
Ted Haines ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Chris Hanson ... additional special makeup effects crew: Image Animation International
Joel Harlow ... transformation effects: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Shaune Harrison ... additional special makeup effects crew: Image Animation International
Mecki Heussen ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Nori Honda ... rehydration effects: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Garrett Immel ... primordial meltdowns crew: Alterian Studios Inc.
Tom Irvin ... foam technician: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. / special makeup effects
Steve Johnson ... makeup and effects creator: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Dorn Merrill Kennison ... special effects technician
Robert Kurtzman ... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Leon Laderach ... body effects: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Leonard MacDonald ... rehydration effects: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. / transformation effects: XFX, Inc.
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Gregory Nicotero)
Douglas Noe ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
James Ochoa ... special effects
Ron Pipes ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Brian Rae ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Timothy Ralston ... masks creator: "nix" / special mechanical effects
Mike J. Regan ... additional special makeup effects crew: Image Animation International
Chris Robbins ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Christopher Robbins)
Lisa Rocco ... additional special makeup effects crew: Image Animation International
Brian Sipe ... primordial meltdowns crew: Alterian Studios Inc.
David E. Smith ... primordial meltdowns crew: Alterian Studios Inc.
David W. Smith ... primordial meltdowns crew: Alterian Studios Inc. (as David Smith)
Shaun Smith ... special effects technician: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Mark Tavares ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Melanie Tooker ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Wayne Toth ... makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group
Matthew Travison ... production assistant: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... additional special makeup effects: Image Animation International
Matt Ullman ... production assistant: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Patricia Villalobos ... special effects crew
Brian Walsh ... production assistant: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
John Weldy ... transformation effects: "nix", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Josh Yates ... foam technician: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Rodd Matsui ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jeff Barnes ... visual effects producer: Computercafe
Betzy Bromberg ... optical supervisor
David Emerson ... optical lineup
Mark Franco ... visual effects executive producer: The Post Group
Michael S. Harbour ... digital artist
Leslie Huntley ... visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
Malina Koani ... production assistant
Richard Ivan Mann ... visual effects producer: Digital Film Group
Jennifer McKnew ... digital effects artist
Matthew Merkovich ... digital artist (as Matt Merkovich)
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Michael Persion ... visual effects
Patrick Phillips ... visual effects
Thomas C. Rainone ... makeup and visual effects / visual effects supervisor
Cordy Rierson ... digital effects
Olivier Sarda ... digital artist
Jennifer Lee Scheer ... digital film software (as Jennifer Lee Scheer)
Ken Stranahan ... visual effects
Gene Warren III ... effects camera assistant
Gene Warren Jr. ... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Warren ... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
Tommy Williamson ... visual effects supervisor: ComputerCafe (as Tom Williamson)
Tim Scannell ... assistant cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Caron Colvett ... stunts
Cliff Cudney ... stunt coordinator
J. William Doyle ... stunts
Donna Evans ... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien ... assistant stunt coordinator
Paul Sklar ... stunts
Gary J. Wayton ... stunts (as Gary Wayton)
Robert Lee ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ken Arlidge ... director of photography: second unit
Chuck Atkins ... rigging grip
Lee Auerbach ... electrician
Kevin Ball ... key grip
Corwin A. Bibb ... best boy electric
Dante Cardone ... special lighting designer
Sean Cohen ... second unit: gaffer
Louis DiCesare ... gaffer
David G. George ... video assist operator
Bob Ivanjack ... best boy grip / dolly grip
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician
Niles McElroy ... electrician
Sean Hunter Moe ... camera loader: second unit
Tim Soronen ... grip
Joseph Torres Jr. ... camera loader: second unit
Rico Torres ... still photographer
Daniel L. Turrett ... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera
James D. Wickman ... dolly grip
Charlie Dalrymple ... electrician (uncredited)
Tim Durr ... electrician (uncredited) / rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Thomas Giordano ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Johnny Fontane ... additional background casting (as Joe Guinan)
Crystal Lujan ... extras casting
Lisa Weger ... extras casting assistant
Douglas Wright ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Abram Waterhouse ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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James Lennox ... location scout

Music Department

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Diamanda Galás ... vocal improvisation
Simon James ... music contractor
Paul Rabjohns ... music editor
Rick Winquest ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Brian Apt ... transportation office
Chris Basso ... production van driver operator
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
William R. Peck ... driver
John Pellegrino ... driver
Adam Pinkstaff ... driver
Jay E. Vigil ... transportation co-captain
Steve Larson ... transportation office assistant (uncredited)

Other crew

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Batou Chandler ... production assistant
Valeria Migliassi Collins ... production assistant
Tyrone D. Dixon ... second assistant accountant
Paul Emmons ... production medic
Terry J. Erdmann ... unit publicist
Gary Huckabay ... second unit coordinator
Thoromar Jonsson ... production assistant (as Thoromar Jónsson)
Allen Lafferty ... moldmaker
Alex Magno ... choreographer
S. Shane Newell ... first assistant coordinator
Richard A. Payne ... 3-D texture artist
Michael J. Pierce ... production assistant
Jayne-Ann Tenggren ... script supervisor
Neal Thompson ... title designer
Bruce Gray ... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Prepare for the coming See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le maître des illusions (France)
  • El señor de las ilusiones (Spain)
  • El amo del terror (Mexico)
  • Silmänkääntäjien kuningas (Finland)
  • Maître de l'illusion (Belgium, French title)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When casting for the film began, Clive Barker picked Famke Janssen's photo out of the hundreds of initial submissions and declared, "This is Dorothea." She remained the only choice, although the filmmakers auditioned dozens of actresses for the part. See more »
Goofs When Harry and Billy find the secret compartment that contains the documents there is a tin box on top of the paperwork, when the bundle is pulled-out, there is no sign of the tin box. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Desperado/Dangerous Minds/Mortal Kombat/Beyond Rangoon/Lord of Illusions/The Tuskegee Airmen (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Imagination See more »
Quotes Nix: I was born to murder the world.
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