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Witchblade (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.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boszorkánypenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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

Ian Nottingham: Bloodlust is a powerful thing. The desire for revenge. The desire for control. Can you control that desire? Or is it better unleashed? Are you having a hard time controlling the Witchblade, Sara? Your little toy doesn't seem to work against me. Is it because you really don't want it to?
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Remade as Witchblade See more »

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Beautiful
Written by Tony Rabalao (uncredited)
Performed by Joydrop
Playing in the background while Jake is cooking breakfast and while he and Sara discuss Kenneth Irons
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Great adaptation of the comic.
17 April 2006 | by imdb_topdogSee all my reviews

The guy who posted the first comments must have been unaware that the Witchblade Pilot was in the can before the premier of the Matrix. He should have read the comics which were written YEARS before the Matrix before he made his ludicrous comments.

This series was an action packed foray through history and lore as we watch Sara learn to use the powers of the Witchblade in her police work.

Yancy Butler does a great job in portraying the reluctant detective that finds herself bound to the mystical Witchblade... a weapon that can be wielded only by a woman of the artifact's choosing. She can see the past, future and the dead. These abilities to see reality from beyond the scope of normal perception can aide her if she can clear her mind of confusion long enough for her to utilize them.


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