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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 »


Mark Jones


Mark Jones, Joe Ruby




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


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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It's a SCREAM come true! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

24 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Distorcido no Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


[first lines]
Rumpelstiltskin: Bastards! She gave her word.
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Crazy Credits

Grip Dog ASIF See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1998 UK video version was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of a butterfly knife. See more »


References The Fall Guy (1981) See more »


Don't Try To Stop It
Written by Bonhomme
Performed by Roman Holliday (as Roman Holiday)
Published by Zomba Enterprises, Inc. ASCAP
Courtesy of Jive Records
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An excellent movie.
30 September 2005 | by thebadwolfeSee all my reviews

Rumpelstiltskin is excellent for what it is, and that is a wonderful, cheesy horror movie. If you are a fan of the Leprechaun series, you will most assuredly like this. It has a great mixture of funny dialog and violent humor, and, unlike most films, the bad guy is obviously the only star. This is done by contrasting the boorish, uninteresting people of the film with our colorful, funny anti-hero. Of course, who watches a film like this for dialog or characters? We want to see the bad guy on the screen, doing what he does best. And Rumpelstiltskin does this this quickly, not wasting a lot of time developing other characters, whom we could care less about. However, the characters are certainly not underdeveloped either. You'll just have to see this film for yourself.

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