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Witchblade (2000)

TV-14 | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 27 August 2000
Witchblade is the story of New York detective, Sara Pezzini, whose search for justice leads her to an arcane weapon that grants her the power to battle Earth's darkest evil forces.

Director:

Ralph Hemecker

Writers:

Marc Silvestri (comic book), J.D. Zeik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yancy Butler ... Det. Sara "Pez" Pezzini
Anthony Cistaro ... Kenneth Irons
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Tommy Gallo
David Chokachi ... Jake McCartey
Kenneth Welsh ... Joe Siri
Will Yun Lee ... Danny Woo
Eric Etebari ... Ian Nottingham
Jody Racicot ... Drexler
Hal Eisen Hal Eisen ... Lorenzo Vespucci
Jim Codrington ... Officer Smitty
Tony Munch ... Guy in Mens room
Katherine Trowell ... Receptionist
Whitney Westwood Whitney Westwood ... Maria Bonazzi
Phil Hay Phil Hay
Tyson McAuley Tyson McAuley
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Storyline

NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini's main goal in life was to bring down Tommy Gallo, the hitman who killed her father, her best friend, and eventually her partner. While chasing down one of Gallo's thugs, she acquires the Witchblade, an enchanted armored glove once used by Joan of Arc that deflects bullets, extends into bladed weapons, produces visions, and neatly compacts itself into a bracelet. She uses it to help her take down Gallo with the aid of businessman Kenneth Irons and his enigmatic and lethal compatriot Ian Nottingham. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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A new force of justice has arrived on the streets of New York.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magická zbraň See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film ends with a comic book-style image of Sara. This is actually a picture of the comic book version of Witchblade, modified to reflect the costume of the TV version (which is considerably more conservative than the skimpy comic version). See more »

Quotes

Sara Pezzini: What is this thing? What is the Witchblade?
Kenneth Irons: A mystery, wrapped in a riddle, and cloaked in a conundrum.
Sara Pezzini: That doesn't help very much.
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Connections

Followed by Witchblade (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

She Cries Your Name
Written by Beth Orton (uncredited) and William Orbit (uncredited)
Performed by Beth Orton
Playing while they are in the bar playing pool
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Another Disappointing Comic Book Adaptation
28 August 2000 | by jmaruyamaSee all my reviews

Movies based on Comic Book adaptations seem to come in two categories: 1) Those that approach the material with a half-hearted, tongue-n-cheek attitude; not really taking the genre very seriously (Batman & Robin, Supergirl, Spawn) and 2) Those that approach the material with a serious, realistic and dark approach (X-Men, Rocketeer, & the Shadow). TNT's adaptation of the Image/Top Cow comic Witchblade falls into the later category. However, in deciding to strip down Witchblade and make it more realistic and non-comic like, TNT has come up with a movie that fails to interest those new to the series and appease those expecting the same type of dark story telling of creator's Marc Silvestri and David Wohl. Although Yancy Butler fills "the glove" well, she doesn't really bring anything new to the character. The story is tired, and disappointingly mundane. The gangster storyline seems a ripoff of so many other Cop vs. Mafia themed stories. The action sequences are particularly boring. Aren't we all tired of the rip-off Matrix effects by now. Witchblade is a surprisingly lackluster pilot and does not really inspire non-fans of the comic, like myself, from wanting to pick up any current issues or tune into any future episodes of the cable series.


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