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Rumpelstiltskin (1995)

In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a ... See full summary »

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Mark Jones

Writers:

Mark Jones, Joe Ruby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Shelley Stewart
Tommy Blaze ... Max Bergman
Allyce Beasley ... Hildy
Max Grodénchik ... Rumpelstiltskin
Vera Lockwood Vera Lockwood ... Matilda
Jay Pickett ... Russell Stewart
Sherman Augustus ... John McCabe
Valerie Wildman ... Nedda
Jack McGee ... Detective Ben Smith
Mark Holton ... Huge Man
Donna Barnes ... Mother at Stream
Marsha Dietlein ... Young Mother
Ben Marley Ben Marley ... Deputy Joe
Elmarie Wendel ... Gypsy Woman
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Little Girl at Stream
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Storyline

In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a witch's shop and purchases a certain figurine, resulting in the cackling beast being freed and demanding possession of the baby. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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All he wants is a little bit of soul. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Distorcido no Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$294,991, 11 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$294,991, 11 August 1996
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was produced by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the original creators of Scooby-Doo for Hanna Barbera and the founders of 1980s animation company, Ruby-Spears Productions. Joe Ruby shares a co-writer credit. See more »

Goofs

The story occurred in 1472, not 1471. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rumpelstiltskin: Bastards! She gave her word.
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Grip Dog ASIF See more »

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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Drifter
Written by Lorri Calhoun
Performed by Lorri Calhoun
Published by Normart Music Publishing/Jon Kodi Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Prescott Entertainment, Inc.
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Low-budget mess with ONE redeeming factor
8 June 2001 | by janguSee all my reviews

I give this movie 3 out of 10, but only for one reason (otherwise it would be 1 out of 10). Kim Johnston Ulrich is actually very likeable as the mother, showing a lot of courage and guts. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is a well-drawn character, but it isn't your usual "scream queen" but more like Linda Hamilton in "Terminator". Otherwise this film is a mess, it's low-budget showing in almost every scene. Rumpelstiltskin himself is extremely annoying, mouthing bad one-liners almost every minute. The special-effects are not that much to write home about either and the less said about other characters the better (I must confess I even disliked the baby, wishing for a unhappy ending). It's also surprisingly boring despite a healthy pace throughout. My suggestion: don't watch but give ms Ulrich a better part in something else.


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