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Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

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A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

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Scott Derrickson

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Clive Barker (characters), Paul Harris Boardman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Sheffer ... Det. Joseph Thorne
Nicholas Turturro ... Det. Tony Nenonen
James Remar ... Dr. Paul Gregory
Doug Bradley ... Pinhead
Nicholas Sadler ... Bernie
Noelle Evans ... Melanie Thorne
Lindsay Taylor ... Chloe
Matt George ... Leon Gaultier
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Mr. Parmagi
Sasha Barrese ... Daphne Sharp
Kathryn Joosten ... Mother
Jessica Elliot Jessica Elliot ... Young Joseph's Mother
Carmen Argenziano ... Captain
Christopher Neiman ... Pathologist
Christopher Kriesa ... Older Detective
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Storyline

A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Terrifying New Chapter In The "Hellraiser" Legacy!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser V See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Doug Bradley and Craig Sheffer also worked together in "Nightbreed (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Detective Thorne first finds the box at a murder scene, there is a candle on top containing a child's finger. Later in the movie it is revealed to be his own finger as a child and that he is trapped in hell. However, at the time the initial finger is found, he has not yet opened the box and therefore has not yet condemned himself to hell. See more »

Quotes

Pinhead: Your flesh is killing your spirit.
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Not too bad a sequel...
28 March 2001 | by GislefSee all my reviews

...as long as you keep in mind they tried to do something different with the franchise. As such, the fifth installment is more of a supernatural morality tale in the line of Angel Heart and Jacob's Ladder. Everything does make sense, if you get all the way to the end.

Whether you like the inclusion of the Cenobites depends on whether you think they have to be center-stage or not. They basically do what they're supposed to here, and this movie does a better job of establishing how they torture people (as opposed to just ripping people apart in ugly ways) then the previous movies have done. The idea that they engage in psychological torture is one that none of the previous movies in the series have expanded upon in any great depth (although the fact they inflict pleasure as well as pain still needs to be touched upon a little more - the twin she-Cenobites kinda hint at this, though).

Basically this is perhaps the more subtle of the movies in the series, due to the apparent requirement that the Cenobites not play a large part. Rewatch it a time or two without the expectations that this will be a blood-oozing, skin-rippping "Pinhead movie" like the others, and you might be surprised.


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