Lord of Illusions


1h 49m 1995

Brief Synopsis

It should have been routine. Private detective Harry D'Amour came to Los Angeles to get out of the cold, gray New York winter as much as to solve his latest case. Harry should have known better; nothing was ever routine where he was concerned. Harry's life takes an ominous turn when he stumbles upon

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Area 51, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Computercafe, Inc.; Fantasy Ii Film Effects Inc; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Silver Grill Catering; Skylab; Sunrise Caterers; Todd-Ao; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; United International Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

It should have been routine. Private detective Harry D'Amour came to Los Angeles to get out of the cold, gray New York winter as much as to solve his latest case. Harry should have known better; nothing was ever routine where he was concerned. Harry's life takes an ominous turn when he stumbles upon a mystery involving the world-famous magician, Philip Swann, and his beautiful wife, Dorothea. When something goes fatally wrong during a performance of Swann's spectacular magic show, Harry is drawn into a frightening spiral of secrets, deceit and unimaginable terrors. As his world steadily darkens, Harry finds himself falling in love with Dorothea. Only then does he unearth the horrific secrets of her past... and come face to face with her enemy, Nix, the diabolic power who gave Swann his dark magic. In the climactic final battle, Harry confronts the monstrous Nix and learns that illusion is trickery... but magic is real.

Crew

Mimi Abers

Digital Artist (Pacific Title Digital)

Steve Abrams

Grip

Robin R Agee

Make-Up & Visual Effects Assistant

Benita Allen

1st Assistant Director

Khalid S Alrawashdeh

Set Dresser

Ken Arlidge

Additional Photography

Karrie Aubuchon

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Lee Auerbach

Electrician

Marc Baird

Storyboard Artist

Brent Baker

Other

Carol Sue Baker

Music Supervisor

Kevin Ball

Electrician

Clive Barker

Screenwriter

Clive Barker

Producer

Clive Barker

From Short Story ("Lord Of Illusion")

Jeffrey T. Barnes

Other

Alan Baumgarten

Editor

Howard Berger

Supervisor

Scott Beverly

Other

Corwin Bibb

Assistant Lighting Technician

Teresa Binder

Set Costumer

Abbie J Binstock

Make-Up Assistant (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

John Bisson

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Liz Bolden

Grip

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Supervisor

Roger Borelli

Other

Simon Boswell

Music

Patrick Brenna

Matador Artist (Digital Film Group)

Alan Breton

2nd Assistant Director

Betzy Bromberg

Supervisor

Jim Brookshire

Dialogue Editor

Dawn Brown

Art Department Coordinator

Mark W Brown

Property Master

Richard Bugge

Digital Operations (Pacific Title Digital)

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Adam Campbell

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Evan Campbell

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Richard Cantu

1st Assistant Camera

Dante Cardone

Chief Lighting Technician (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Bruce Cardozo

Other

Diane Carlucci

Special Effects Administrator (Fts Efx Inc)

John Carlucci

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects Coordinator (Fts Efx)

Scott A Carruth

Set Dresser

Jackie Caydam

Other

Bartou Chandler

Production Assistant

Elisa Cohen

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Cohen

Production Assistant (Fantasy Ii)

Dan Collins

Unit Coordinator

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Production Assistant

Caron Colvett

Stunts

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Richard L Cowitt

Assistant Property Master

Keith Cuba

Set Dresser

Cliff Cudney

Stunt Coordinator

Betsy Danbury

Accountant

Joe Davenport

Other

Matt Davis

Assistant Accountant

Louis Decesare

Chief Lighting Technician

Autumn-raine Dewilde

Production Assistant

Tyrone D Dixon

Assistant Accountant

J William Doyle

Stunts

Jim Doyle

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

James Michael Drury

Other

David Dupuis

Nix Makeup Sculpture & Application (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

Timothy R Durr

Electrician

Steve Dutkovich

Foley Editor

David Ebner

Pixel Wrangler (Computer Cafe)

Jeff Edwards

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Mike Elizalde

Mechanical Design (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

Gregory Elwood

Digital Operations (Pacific Title Digital)

David Emerson

Camera Operator (Fantasy Ii)

Paul Emmons

Other

Terry J Erdmann

Unit Publicist

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Diamond Farnsworth

Stunts

Gary Farr

Still Photographer

Jon Fedele

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Eric Feidler

Mechanical Design (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

Marvin Felton

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Don Fergus

Camera Operator (Fantasy Ii)

Cynthia Feyrer

Other

Marc Fisichella

Art Director

Sarah Flack

1st Assistant Editor

Joe Fordham

Other

Mark Franco

Executive Producer (Digital Film Group)

Chris Furlong

Other

Mark Gambino

Key Grip (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Tony Gardner

Other

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer (Pacific Title Digital)

Janene Garey

Camera Assistant

Greg Gateley

Production Assistant

Gregory Donald Gateley

Production Assistant

John Gaughn

Magic Props Provider

Wayne Gee

Production Assistant

Todd Geer

Production Assistant

Gary Gegan

Re-Recording Mixer

David G George

Video Assist

Deborah Kelly George

Production Assistant

Gary George

Digital Operations (Pacific Title Digital)

Thomas Geraci-wagner

Other

Thomas Geraci-wagner

Property Master

Don Givens

Foley Recordist

Lola Glaudini

Other

Julie Ann Glazer

Matador Artist (Digital Film Group)

Lewis Goldstein

Supervising Sound Editor

Steve Golin

Executive Producer

Mollie Gordon

Assistant Sound Editor

Laura Gorman

Scott Bakula'S Makeup & Hair

Rick Gowing

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Sybil Gray

Costume Supervisor

Nina Grossman

Assistant (To Joanne Sellar)

Gustav Gustafson

Set Dresser

Erin Haggerty

Other

Ted Haines

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Peter Halbert

Sound (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Stephen Halbert

Production Sound Recorder

Chris Hanson

Image Animation International

Michael Harbour

3-D Visual Effects Animator (Digital Film Group)

Stephen Hardie

Production Designer

Joel Harlow

Other

Aaron Harney

Other

Shaune Harrison

Image Animation International

Anne E Hart

Other

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

David Hayball

Chief Lighting Technician (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Matthew Haynes

Other

Katie Hedrich

Assistant Editor

Linda Henry

Other

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Mecki Heussen

Crew (Knb Efx Group Inc)

Bruce Robert Hill

Art Director

Nori Honda

Other

Ron Honn

Visualization (Computer Cafe)

Sharon Howard-field

Casting

Gary Huckabay

Unit Coordinator (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Robb Humphreys

Assistant (To Clive Barker)

John Huneck

Camera Operator (Fantasy Ii)

Lisa Huntley

Visual Effects Producer (Fantasy Ii)

Matthew Iadarola

Re-Recording Mixer

Garrett Immel

Other

Tom Irvin

Foam Technician (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

Bob Ivanjack

2nd Company Grip

Christina Fortune Jensen

Craft Service

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Steve Johnson

Nix Makeup And Effects

Thor Jonsson

Production Assistant

Michael Kaschalk

Visual Effects

Lisa Kelly

Visual Effects Coordinator (Pacific Title Digital)

Dorn Kennison

Other

William Kidd

Orchestral Music Consultant

Kathy Carroll King

Makeup & Hair

John Knox

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Malina Koani-guzman

Production Assistant (Fantasy Ii)

Gil Koesters

Model (Fantasy Ii)

David Koneff

Set Decorator

Kris Krengel

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Randy Krohmer

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Jonathan L Krueger

Production Assistant

Robert Kurtzman

Supervisor

Chris Kutcka

Digital Film Scanning (Digital Film Group)

Leon Laderach

Nix Body Effects (Steve Johnson'S Xfx Inc)

John A Larson

Supervising Sound Editor

David Lauer

Elastic Reality Morphing Visual Effects (Digital Film Group)

Gary Lavarack

Digital Effects (Fantasy Ii)

Patti Lee

Electrician

Patrick M Lees

Construction Foreman

Pam Leonte

Script Supervisor (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Tui Letuli

Driver

Mark Lewer

Dts Consultant

Frank Little

Digital Effects (Fantasy Ii)

Crystal Lujan

Extras Casting

Daniel Lupi

Unit Production Manager

Dennis Lynch

2nd Assistant Camera

Lennie Macdonald

Other

Kyle T Macdowell

Assistant Lighting Technician (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Alexandre Magno

Choreographer

Birgitte Mann

Costumer

Richard Ivan Mann

Visual Effects Producer (Digital Film Group)

Liz Markus

Other

Niles Mcelroy

Electrician

Tim Mchugh

Producer (Area 51)

Tim Mchugh

Visual Effects Design

Jennifer Mcknew

Senior 3-D Visual Effects Supervisor (Digital Film Group)

Shelly E Mcknight

Other

Jason Meador

Production Assistant (Fantasy Ii)

Martin Mercer

Storyboard Artist

Anna C Miller

Associate Producer

Jonathan Miller

Sound Effects Designer

Bret Mixon

Supervisor

Sean Moe

Camera Assistant (2nd Special Effects Unit)

Tim Molinder

Digital Effects (Fantasy Ii)

Steven Montiglio

Artist

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Maxine Morris

Additional Makeup & Hair

John M Morse

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Peter W Moyer

Vice President Of Post Production (Digital Film Group)

Ariel Nachmann

Lightworks Assistant

S Shane Newell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jay Neyes

Special Effects Team (Fts Efx Inc)

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Alterian Studios, Inc.; Area 51, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Computercafe, Inc.; Fantasy Ii Film Effects Inc; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Silver Grill Catering; Skylab; Sunrise Caterers; Todd-Ao; United Artists Films
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; United International Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Summer August 25, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1996

Third feature for cult horror writer and director Clive Barker, whose previous efforts include "Hellraiser" (USA/1987) and "Nightbreed" (USA/1990).

Began shooting July 27, 1994.

Completed shooting October 12, 1994.

Released in United States Summer August 25, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1996