Cast a Deadly Spell

Synopsis: In 1948 Los Angeles, everyone uses magic- everyone except hard-boiled private detective H. Phillip Lovecraft, who refuses for "personal reasons." Lovecraft is hired by a mysterious rich man to recover a stolen book, the Necronomicon. Investigating, he finds that the book holds the key to taking over the world by magical means, releasing the "Old Ones".
Director(s): Martin Campbell
Production: HBO Video
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
R
Year:
1991
96 min
136 Views


- ( chuckles )

( screaming louder )

( yelling stops )

( humming )

BOOH!

( piano music )

( door knocks )

GOOD MORNING,

MR. LOVECRAFT.

GOOD MORNING,

MRS. KROPOTKIN.

I WAS WONDERING,

WITH YOUR ATTRACTIVE

DESK CALENDAR,

IF YOU COULD TELL ME

TODAY'S DATE?

YEAH, IT'S TUESDAY,

APRIL 28.

AND DOES THIS DATE HOLD

A SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE

FOR YOU?

HUH... I CAN'T SAY

THAT IT DOES.

IT IS THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY

OF THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND

NIKOLAI KROPOTKIN,

WHO, WHEN HE DIED,

BLACKBIRDS FELL DOWN

FROM THE TREES:

- FOR 10 MILES

AROUND OUR HOUSE.

- SORRY.

IT IS ALSO 28 DAYS

AFTER THE FIRS OF THE MONTH,

WHICH IS THE DAY

YOU ARE OBLIGED:

TO PAY ME REN FOR THE SPACE I GRACIOUSLY

ALLOW YOU TO SHARE WITH

THE KROPOTKIN ACADEMY.

- EH?

- YOU'LL GET YOUR DOUGH

THIS AFTERNOON.

I'M ON MY WAY

TO SEE A NEW CLIENT.

SAY THAT TO MY FACE,

REMEMBERING THAT PEOPLE

WHO LIE TO WITCHES

HAVE BEEN KNOWN:

TO HAVE THEIR EYES SHRINK

INTO LITTLE BLACK RAISINS.

I'M ON MY WAY

OUT THERE NOW.

I GET A RETAINER,

YOU GET YOUR RENT.

I HAD BETTER,

LOVECRAFT,

OR ELSE I WILL CALL

MY RATHER LARGE:

AND ON THE WHOLE

UNSYMPATHETIC BROTHERS

WHO ENJOY NOTHING MORE

THAN THE THROWING OF

OTHER PEOPLE'S FURNITURE

OUT OF WINDOWS.

- LOVECRAFT!

- ( swooshing )

HERE, GIVE THESE

TO YOUR NEW CLIENT.

LOOK, I'M NOT GOING

OUT THERE TO DRUM UP

BUSINESS FOR YOU.

28 DAYS IN ARREARS,

LOVECRAFT.

A LESSER WOMAN:

WOULD HAVE CALLED

HER BROTHERS WEEKS AGO.

AND GET THEM:

TO GIVE YOU CASH.

- ( whinnying )

- ( tires screech )

( whinnying )

( door closes )

( birds chirping )

YES?

"TAP AND BALLROOM"?

MR. LOVECRAFT,

GOOD MORNING.

I'M AMOS HACKSHAW.

EMPTY YOUR POCKETS,

PLEASE.

- DO WHAT?

- EMPTY YOUR POCKETS

ONTO THE DESK, PLEASE.

WHY?

HUMOR A MIDDLE-AGED MAN,

MR. LOVECRAFT.

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Joseph Dougherty

Joseph Dougherty is an American television producer, writer, and director. He has written for such television series as Thirtysomething, for which he won an Emmy Award and a Humanitas Prize.Dougherty has also written for Judging Amy, Saving Grace, Pretty Little Liars, and the HBO film Cast a Deadly Spell. more…

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