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Servants of Twilight (1991)

Based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz, this action packed thriller features Bruce Greenwood as a private detective hired to protect a little boy from a fanatical religious cult that believe ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Obrow

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Dean R. Koontz (novel), Jeffrey Obrow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Charlie Harrison
Jarrett Lennon Jarrett Lennon ... Joey Scavello
Belinda Bauer ... Christine Scavello
Grace Zabriskie ... Grace Spivey
Richard Bradford ... Henry Rankin
Carel Struycken ... Kyle Barlow
Jack Kehoe ... Dr. Denton Boothe
Dale Dye ... Police Officer
James Harper ... Frank Ross
Bruce Locke ... George Wong
Kelli Maroney ... Sherry Ordway
Al White ... Pete Lockburn
Dante D'Andre Dante D'Andre ... Farmer Catalan
Patrick Massett Patrick Massett ... Sandy Breckenstein
Jillian McWhirter ... Vera Lancaster
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Based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz, this action packed thriller features Bruce Greenwood as a private detective hired to protect a little boy from a fanatical religious cult that believe he is the antichrist fortold in the book of Revelations. Written by Humberto Amador

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Everyone thinks very highly of little six year old Joey Scavello...even those who want to kill him.

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean R. Koontz's The Servants of Twilight See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Christine and Charlie are arguing by the train tracks, Joey is shown from the side with his arms crossed at chest level on the hood of the car. When Joey is shown from the front to speak a line, his arms are up at chin level. When it cuts back to the side shot, his arms are back at chest level. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Servants of Twilight (1998) See more »

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Please be my Daddy!
6 September 2005 | by sol1218See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** One of the many Anti-Christ-like movies released throughout the 1970's 80's and like itself, "The Servant of Twilght", the 1990's. That by that time just about exhausted it's subject matter:Satan's return in the flesh. Having this crazed religious cult

"The Church of Twilight"led by the insane Saint Grace, Grace Zabriskie,together with her fanatical followers try to track down the boy Anti-Christ Joey Scaveilo, Jarrett Lennon, and kill him before he grows up and becomes too strong to be stopped, as Satan himself. The film has some dozen people including Grace end up dead before it's finally over. Just guess who ends up surviving this whole bloody mess to be able to do his dirty work in the future?

Poor private investigator Charlie Harrison, Bruce Greenwood, is seen at the start of the movie being wheeled into the local psychiatric ward suffering from a complete breakdown, psychically and mentally. All this from what he's gone through earlier in the movie that we see in a series of flashbacks.

Having been hired by Cristina Scaveilo, Belinda Bauer, to protect her and her young son Joey from "The Church of Twilight" cult who targeted him for death Charlie at first took what Belinda told him at face value. Not at all realizing, until it was too late, that these religious nuts might have something to what they believe in. Always a step ahead of Charlie and the Scavilo's it turns out that the cult has a person very close to Charlie who tips them off to where he's taking Joey and his mom Christina. That leads to the three getting trapped in this safe house, out in the sticks, where Saint Grace and her followers make their move to finally put an end of Satan's big comeback in the world of the living; and make it possible for the for events in the the book of Revelations to become a reality.

With everyone of Saint Grace's people wiped out in the preceding shootout it was up to the only survivor of the cult the giant Kyle, Carel Struycicen, to do what he has to do in killing Joey and prevent him from growing up and destroying the world. Kyle just can't bring himself to do it so it falls on a frustrated and betrayed Grace's to do the nasty and dirty job b herself. It's then when she's suddenly attacked by a squadron of vampire bats who end up killing her by sucking her dry.

Charlie begins to unravel when Christina ,who Grace killed earlier in the movie, comes back to life after little Joey touches her and finally sees the light but by now he's already lost his mind. Everything Charlie now says about Joey's secret identity, the Anti-Christ, is relegated to mindless babble to anyone who bothers to even listen to him. Passablse thriller but nothing more with an ending that's just more confusing then what you saw up until then. Leaving you wondering what exactly was the connection between Joey and his mother Christine, did she know that he was the Anti-Chist? Your also left wondering just why Joey was so interested in having Charlie as his daddy? Was Charlie really his natural father?


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