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Director
  
Martin Campbell

Initial DVD release
  
December 4, 1991

Writer
  
Joseph Dougherty

Language
  
English

6.8/10
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Genre
  
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Duration
  

Country
  
United States

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Release date
  
September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)

Nominations
  
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Limited Series, Movie Or A Special

Cast
  
Fred Ward
(Det. Harry Philip Lovecraft),
David Warner
(Amos Hackshaw),
Julianne Moore
(Connie Stone),
Clancy Brown
(Harry Bordon),
Lee Tergesen
(Larry Willis / Lilly Sirwar)

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Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) is a comedy horror detective film with Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, David Warner and Clancy Brown. It was directed by Martin Campbell, produced by Gale Anne Hurd, and written by Joseph Dougherty. The original music score was composed by Curt Sobel.

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Plot

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Ward stars as 1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional universe where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone—except Lovecraft—uses magic every day. Yet, cars, telephones and other modern technology also exist in this world.

Sequel

HBO produced a sequel, Witch Hunt. Witch Hunt takes place in the 1950s during the red scare, in which magic is substituted for communism. Dennis Hopper played Lovecraft in place of Fred Ward. Additionally, many characters have different background stories than in Cast a Deadly Spell. For example, Lovecraft refuses to use magic in Cast a Deadly Spell on principle, and because of a bad experience in Witch Hunt.

Cast

  • Fred Ward – Harry Philip Lovecraft (same initials as Howard Phillips Lovecraft)
  • Julianne Moore – Connie Stone
  • David Warner – Amos Hackshaw
  • Alexandra Powers – Olivia Hackshaw
  • Clancy Brown – Harry Bordon
  • Charles Hallahan - Detective Morris Bradbury
  • Arnetia Walker - Hypolite Kropotkin
  • Raymond O'Connor - Tugwell
  • Peter Allas - Detective Otto Grimaldi
  • Lee Tergesen - Larry Willis/Lilly Sirwar
  • Michael Reid MacKay - Gargoyle
  • Curt Sobel - Band Leader
  • Awards

  • Saturn Award - Best Genre Television Series (Nomination)
  • CableACE Award - Best Original Score (Nomination)
  • Emmy Award - Outstanding Music & Lyrics (Won)
  • Emmy Award - Outstanding Sound Editing (Nomination)
  • References

    Cast a Deadly Spell Wikipedia
    Cast a Deadly Spell IMDb Cast a Deadly Spell themoviedb.org