Librarian - Quest for the Spear

Librarian - Quest for the Spear

4.7 10
Director: Peter Winther

Cast: Noah Wyle, Kyle MacLachlan, Sonya Walger

     
 

A "professional student" lands a truly remarkable job in this witty made-for-TV fantasy adventure. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is a 30-year-old graduate student who has managed to collect a whopping 22 university degrees; despite his brilliance, shy Flynn seems to have a hard time with the real world, and his mentor at school finally has him expelled so he can start… See more details below

Overview

A "professional student" lands a truly remarkable job in this witty made-for-TV fantasy adventure. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is a 30-year-old graduate student who has managed to collect a whopping 22 university degrees; despite his brilliance, shy Flynn seems to have a hard time with the real world, and his mentor at school finally has him expelled so he can start putting his knowledge to work. Things are not much better for him at home, where his mother, Margie (Olympia Dukakis), wants him to meet a nice girl and settle down on his own. Needing a job, Flynn finds an unexpected opening with the New York Metropolitan Library, where Judson (Bob Newhart) and Charlene (Jane Curtin) hire him to look after a special collection. And a very special collection it is -- unknown to the world, the library has been caring for the world's most precious relics, including the Holy Grail, Pandora's Box, the Golden Fleece, the Sword of Excalibur and the Mona Lisa (the real one...turns out the Louvre only has a copy). It isn't long before Flynn learns how dangerous his job can be when he's approached by Lana (Kelly Hu) and Rhodes (David Dayan Fisher), members of a secret underground mob known as the Serpent Brotherhood who happen to know that Flynn is the new guardian of the Spear of Destiny -- and will stop at nothing to take it from him.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Inspired in equal measure by unabashedly retro action movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark and the exotic high-adventure novels of Talbot Mundy and H. Rider Haggard, this TNT cable network movie combines an interesting premise with cute characters and theatrical-quality production values. ER's Noah Wyle portrays Flynn Carsen, a 30-something egghead whose encyclopedic knowledge of ancient cultures lands him a job as curator of a secret museum that reposes beneath the mammoth New York Metropolitan Library. This subterranean structure houses many of the world's most amazing historical artifacts, among them the fabled Golden Fleece, the sword Excalibur, and even the Ark of the Covenant. When one of these incomparable treasures, the Spear of Destiny, is stolen from under his very nose, Flynn embarks upon a lengthy and dangerous quest to recover it. Wyle, definitely a sensitive, intellectual type rather than a rugged hero, is perfectly cast as the slightly dorky protagonist. An attractive female counterpart appears in the shapely form of Sonya Walger, playing no-nonsense soldier of fortune Nicole Noone. Twin Peaks' Kyle MacLachlan makes a suave villain, and Kelly Hu is not only decorative but also blood-curdling as his lethal henchwoman. (Note to Ms. Hu's agent: This young woman is talented, but she has played a nearly identical role in at least one film too many.) As good as the principal players are, it's Bob Newhart who very nearly steals the show as a hard-boiled ex-Marine with seemingly magical powers. Director Peter Winther, obviously aware that he's working with familiar plot material, does his best to play up the relationship between mild-mannered Flynn and tough-as-nails Nicole. The story unfolds at a measured pace, with action sequences taking place at appropriate intervals, and while there's never much doubt as to the ultimate outcome, you can count on some surprises along the way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
UPC:
0053939690125
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
5,613

Special Features

DVD-exclusive by Noah Wyle; The Librarian: Behind the scenes; Visual effects commentary on selected scenes by director Peter Winther; Stills gallery; TV spot; Subtitles: English & Español (Movie only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noah Wyle Flynn Carsen
Kyle MacLachlan Actor
Sonya Walger Actor
Jane Curtin Actor,Charlene
Kelly Hu Actor,Lana
Olympia Dukakis Actor,Margie
David Dayan Fisher Rhodes
Bob Newhart Actor,Judson

Technical Credits
Peter Winther Director
Alan Caso Cinematographer
Dean Devlin Executive Producer
Joseph Lo Duca Score Composer
Phillip Goldfarb Producer
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Ron Rosen Editor
Mayes C. Rubeo Costumes/Costume Designer
Kai Schurmann Producer
David N. Titcher Co-producer,Screenwriter
April Webster Casting
Jörg Westerkamp Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Librarian: Quest for the Spear [Extended Version]
1. Pyramid Scheme [3:37]
2. Out Into the World [2:58]
3. Fixed up With Deborah [4:07]
4. Library Summons [3:14]
5. Wondrous Adventure [3:53]
6. Grand Tour [4:59]
7. Hands On [4:29]
8. Thieves in the Night [2:14]
9. Fate of the World [6:12]
10. Way Out of Your League [4:13]
11. Midair Escape [3:56]
12. Up a Tree [3:19]
13. Don't Look Down [4:29]
14. Nicole Opens Up [5:37]
15. Mating Ritual [4:01]
16. Taking a Dive [3:59]
17. Dropping In [2:28]
18. Optical Illusion [2:37]
19. Dance With Danger [3:41]
20. One Librarian to Another [2:31]
21. Not on My Watch [2:59]
22. Final Piece [1:14]
23. Hidden in Plain Sight [2:43]
24. Cahooted? [1:50]
25. Power of Life and Death [4:39]
26. Furious Faceoffs [4:05]
27. Feeling Victorious [3:56]
28. Right Woman [3:06]
29. End Credits [2:13]

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