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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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When the fairy tale ends, the nightmare begins. See more »

Genres:

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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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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Technical Specs

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

(at around 57h 12 mins) During the car chase, the boom mic is visible for 0.0000001 seconds. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Not what I expected...
3 September 2002 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

When I rented this film, I was expecting a genre-defying horror version of the classic children's tale. Anyone who has seen SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR knows what I am talking about. But, what we have instead is a modern-day version of RUMPELSTILTSKIN, a movie that tries desperately to be like the "Leprechaun" series, which was even worse.

There are no big names in the film, but the acting is not TOO bad. It could've been better, though.

The film is an angry mess of a horror movie that never seems to know what it wants to do with itself. Many parts are good, and I think that RUMPELSTILTSKIN was one of those 'sleeper' hits of the year. This one gets 3/5.


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