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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | TV Movie 5 December 2004
A bookworm becomes the librarian. Same night a magical spear gets stolen and he's off to get some real life experience around the globe on his quest for the spear - starting with being thrown off a plane over Amazonas by his cute helper.

Director:

Peter Winther

Writer:

David N. Titcher (as David Titcher)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Flynn Carsen
Sonya Walger ... Nicole Noone
Bob Newhart ... Judson
Kyle MacLachlan ... Edward Wilde
Kelly Hu ... Lana
David Dayan Fisher ... Rhodes
Jane Curtin ... Charlene
Olympia Dukakis ... Margie Carsen
Lisa Brenner ... Debra
Mario Iván Martínez ... Professor Harris (as Mario Ivan Martinez)
Clyde Kusatsu ... Head Monk
Alejandra Gollas ... Student #1
José Montini José Montini ... Janitor
Jessica Moreno Jessica Moreno ... Jill
Mauricio Llera ... Sweater Guy
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Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far-off lands. Written by trivwhiz

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Intelligence can only get you so far when you have to save the world. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Bob Newhart and Noah Wyle shared one previous project before making this movie when Newhart guest starred on ER (1994) (co-starring Wyle) in 2003 as an artist going blind and contemplating suicide, a rare dramatic role for the legendary comedian. See more »

Goofs

When given his initial tour of the library, he encounters the sword that Arthur supposedly pulled from the stone. This sword was unnamed in the Arthurian Legends; however, in the film, they called it Excalibur. Excalibur was the name of the sword that Arthur later received from the Lady of the Lake. Furthermore, historians generally consider the swords separate. This is a common misconception. See more »

Quotes

Flynn Carsen: [about to go on his epic quest to save the world] The fate of the world is in my hands? That's so... sad.
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Connections

Referenced in The Librarians: And the Wrath of Chaos (2017) See more »

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First entry of the Librarian trilogy plenty of action, adventures, emotion and amusing
21 February 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

First part of the Librarian series with lots of entertainment and fun.This outing in the popular ¨The Librarian franchise ¨(1ª Quest of the spear-2004- by Peter Winther, 2ª Return king Salomon's mines by Peter Winther and 3ª The curse of the Judas Chalice-2008- by Jonathan Frakes) concerns on Flynn Carsen(Noah Wyle), the roughest, toughest,silly, and botcher hero with 22 university degree . Flynn receives a note from a strange book captioning that has been selected to an interview at the public Metropolitan Library. Flynn is appointed as the new Librarian and assigned missions around the world and recover priceless objects guarded into Metropolitan library where are the Sacred ark, Lance of Longinus, box of Pandora, Arthur's Excalibur blade, the skull of crystal, Saint Sheet of Turin, the magic flute, among others. Meanwhile Flynn is having problems , he just doesn't time for his life and relationship . Now he must find the lance of Longinus which holds supernatural powers and has been robbed by the serpent's brotherhood . He goes to Amazons jungle looking for tracks .Flynn accompanied by a beautiful adventurer (Sonya Walger) discover a Maya temple and later on they head to Himalaya where allegedly is the lance hidden by Tibetian monks. Our unpredictable heroes risk their lives against a set of the ambitious villains (Kyle Machlahan, Kelly Hu) you've ever seen.

Entertained TV movie plenty of action-packed,tongue in cheek, adventures, love story and extremely funny. This one has a little bit of everything : rip-roaring action, thriller,Sci-Fi,fantasy,derring do and an exciting score by Joseph LoDuca. Along with a sympathetic Noah Wyle appear the habitual secondaries, as a deadpan Bob Newhart,a serious Jane Curtin and his likable mother well played by Olympia Dukakis. Besides Kyle MacLachlan as former Librarian. This enjoyable picture combines splendidly ¨Riger Haggard's mines of King Salomon¨ with ¨Spielberg's Raiders of the lost ark¨. Spectacular final scenes with excessive and mediocre use of computer generator special effects, adding a colorful cinematography by Alan Caso. For utter spirit-lifting bemusing you can't do better than this television movie. The picture is lavishly produced by Dean Devlin in partnership with Noah Wyle and TNT and efficiently directed by Peter Winther. Rating : 6,5, worthwhile watching.


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Official Sites:

TNT [United States]

Country:

USA | Germany

Release Date:

5 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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