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The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (original title)
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Losing his girlfriend because he was at an auction dramatically getting the magical philosopher's stone instead of a date, he needs a vacation - New Orleans but finds himself busy saving Earth from the curse of the Judas chalice/vampires.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Marco Schnabel, David N. Titcher (based on characters created by) (as David Titcher)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Flynn Carsen
Bruce Davison ... Professor Lazlo / Vlad
Stana Katic ... Simone Renoir
Bob Newhart ... Judson
Jane Curtin ... Charlene
Dikran Tulaine ... Sergei Kubichek
Jason Douglas ... Ivan
Beth Burvant Beth Burvant ... Katie
Joe Knezevich ... Mason
David Born ... Auctioneer
Joe Ross Joe Ross ... Mr. Percy
John Curran ... Clerk
Connor Hill ... Young Judson (as Conner Hill)
Aimée Spring Fortier ... Student #1 (as Aimee Spring Fortier)
Todd Voltz ... Student #2
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Storyline

After retrieving the philosopher's stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian Flynn Carsen has a breakdown. Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. Flynn travels to New Orleans and he has a crush on a French singer (Simone Renoir). However he discloses that she is the guardian of a key to access the Judas Chalice that is capable to resurrect vampires. Meanwhile the former Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Kubichek is seeking the chalice to revive Vlad the vampire with the support of Professor Lazlo. Also to raise an army of undead to bring Russia back to the top of the world. When Simone reveals that she is a vampire, Flynn question whether she is not using him to reach the chalice and increase her power. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The world's most unlikely hero is back for his biggest adventure.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Electric Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Though Simone, a 17th century Frenchwoman, speaks English with an adopted French accent, Stana Katic actually can speak French, and it is one of five foreign languages in which she's fluent. See more »

Goofs

In the film, the "crest" of Vlad shows the letter "V." This should have been the letter "B," as the Cyrillic alphabet spelling of Vlad is actually Blad. The B is pronounced as V. See more »

Quotes

Sergei Kubichek: [referring to the marker] Where is it?
Ivan: There were two thieves here when we arrived. They um...
Sergei Kubichek: You fail me, you fail me.
[loudly]
Sergei Kubichek: YOU FAIL ME!
Professor Lazlo: [looking at the wax] Perhaps, we don't need the marker.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.4 (2009) See more »

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Happy Hokey Silly Fun, Well Done
6 March 2009 | by lkredhatSee all my reviews

As I recall, Spielberg created "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with the idea of recreating "Saturday afternoon" movies with a little something for everyone--humor, high-stakes, scary moments, spectacle.

"The Librarian" series has the same aim and hits it well, so you're guaranteed sheer mindless entertainment. Noah Wylie's geeky "Librarian" keeps saving the day with lots of knowledge and few social graces, generally making a fool of himself along the way. Bob Newhart and Jane Curtain are such steady pros, they make you laugh without appearing to try. There's a well-cast requisite gorgeous girl in each show, and thankfully these female characters can hold their own and do as much rescuing as being rescued. Plus, it's nice to see a series that shows the value of knowledge and learning, even if Flynn has taken that idea a bit far. Geeks and friends of geeks will see much that hits home.

The special effects are good rather than great, but they work just fine. This series doesn't have the massive special effects budget that most blockbuster movies have. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing, since many big-budget movies overuse special effects to substitute for plot and character, without making the movie or the effects more interesting.

I enjoyed Librarian #3 "Curse of the Judas Chalice" probably even more than the prior 2 in the series. I loved the New Orleans setting, the female lead Stana Katic, plus this time they left out Flynn's mother (a not well written character). Watch the movies in sequence if you can. I'm recommending the series to several friends, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!


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