Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror


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In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.


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  • Julianne Moore and Fred Ward in Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
  • Jenny O'Hara and Fred Ward in Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
  • Julianne Moore in Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
  • Lee Tergesen in Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
  • Fred Ward in Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

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22 March 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| If Ever A Movie Could Be Called "Unique," This Is It!
I wonder why this isn't a movie that people know? After all, it is definitely unique and fun to watch, and how many films do you know that are a combination 1940s film noir and horror? Man, this is a real "curiosity piece."

It's Los Angeles and 1948 and everyone, except the hero (Fred Ward) is using magic, occult witchcraft-type stuff (which this reviewer hardly endorses). Ludicrous, yes, but fascinating and funny in parts.

Too bad this isn't out on DVD because the colors and atmosphere just ooze 1940s. It's also simply great entertainment. Juliane Moore looks gorgeous and Ward is likable in the lead role. He has the authentic look of a private eye, and I like the idea that he has more morals than all the other characters in the movie combined.

If any story can be called truly "unique," this is one of them.

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