The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
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The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

Year:
Duration:
90 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Jonathan Frakes
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-12-07
Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Stana Katic
Stana Katic
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
Noah Wyle
Flynn Carsen
Bruce Davison
Professor Lazlo
Bob Newhart
Judson
Jane Curtin
Charlene
Dikran Tulaine
Sergei Kubichek
Jason Douglas
Ivan
Beth Burvant
Katie
Joe Knezevich
Mason
David Born
Auctioneer
Joe Ross
Mr. Percy
John Curran
Clerk
Connor Hill
Young Judson
Aimee Spring Fortier
Student #1
Todd Voltz
Student #2
Werner Richmond
Andrew
Armando Leduc
George
Sean Elliot
Frat Guy
David Calhoun
Nicolai
John Wilmot
Barber (as John Wilmont)
Brandi Gerard
Waitress (as Brandi Coleman)
Earl Maddox
Cousin Horace
Ernie Williams
Blues Man (as Ernie Vincent Williams)
Ted Alderman
Museum Workman
Monica Rene'e Anderson
Auction spectator
Natasha "Sasha" Angelety
French Quarter Pedestrian / Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
Allen Boudreaux
Auction Patron (uncredited)
John Ceallach
Vault Agent in Black (uncredited)
Stanley Chauvin
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Antonio Echeverria
French Quarter Tourist (uncredited)
Jonathan Frakes
Trombone player in marching band (uncredited)
Frazier Hicks
Martin Brown
Albert H. Bongard IV
Sword Catcher (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc
French Quarter Pedestrian (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc
French Quarter Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jessica Luebe
Street Car Rider (uncredited)
Joseph Meissner
Henchman (uncredited)
Ritchie Montgomery
(uncredited)
Jay Oliver
Traveler at Bus Station (uncredited)
Lyssa Prine
Tourist
Yalonda Lisa Reeves
Tourist
C. Stuart Rome
Henchman (uncredited)
Lonnie Schaffer
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Chaz Smith
Parisian Stroller (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith
French Quarter Pedestrian (uncredited)
Antoine Spillers
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Terri Stoor
Ensemble (uncredited)
Victor Tijerino
Frat Guy (uncredited)
M. Jearl Vinot
Tourist
Dawna Williams
French Quarter Tourist (uncredited)
Cindy Williamson
Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
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Trivia
Jonathan Frakes:  Appears as the trombone player during the New Orleans street montage.
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During the swordfight, Flynn's stance is that of an epee/foil fencer (with his off hand held above his shoulder); his opponent uses a saber fighter's stance (with his off hand on his hip).
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Goofs
Datura hallucinations are quite different from what is depicted in the film. Although, seeing someone grow an extra finger, for example, is possible, datura is more along the lines of temporary psychosis. The most common hallucinations would be seeing people who aren't there, hearing voices, having conversations with people who aren't there, and seeing inanimate objects move and float. The character in the film would have never been able to remain so coherent after consuming a fairly large datura tincture. In reality, he would be extremely paranoid, probably running from or grabbing at his hallucinations.
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Flynn fends off the henchman with the gold hand, he uses the stone to turn a cushion into gold. He then whacks the henchman and hands off the cushion to the auction house's cashier. A mass of solid gold the size of that cushion would have been too heavy for an average person to lift, much less whop someone upside the head with one hand.
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Simone describes a painting of the first Librarian as being from before the First Crusade. The painting is in a style which did not come into use until the Renaissance. It could be a painting from the 15th or 16th centuries which depicts an event from before the First Crusade, but that is not how it is described.
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Quotes
Simone Renoir: I was born in Paris in 1603. It was a very exciting century. There was Galileo, Shakespeare, Rembrandt. It was a suiting time to be alive. And in Paris, I met Francois. He was a teacher at the University. We fell in love and we were soon engaged. I always loved music ever since I was a little girl. And by the age of 25, I was an opera singer at the royal court.
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Flynn Carsen, Simone Renoir: The faith was breached. The mark was sealed.
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Flynn Carsen: Do you know that since I've been working here, I have not been in a relationship with a woman that has lasted more then six months?
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Faq
Q
What is 'The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice' about?
A
When Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) suffers a meltdown due to the stresses of his job as librarian at the Metropolitan Public Library in New York, Director Judson (Bob Newhart) suggests that he take some time off, and Charlene (Jane Curtin) suggests New Orleans. At first reluctant to go, Flynn dreams that night of a beautiful chanteuse inviting him to come to her, and decides to follow his dream. His very first night in New Orleans takes him to a nightclub where he sees Simone Renoir (Stana Katic), his dream woman, singing a seductive song. After her song is finished, he tries to talk to her, but she whisks him away into a candlelit church, reveals that she knows he is the Librarian, gives him a marker, and tells him that he is the only one who can protect the Judas Chalice. Flynn is about to embark on an adventure that will involve vampires, ex-KGB agent and former Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Kubichek (Dikran Tulaine), his old college Professor Lazlo (Bruce Davison), and lead him to the ultimate vampire of them all...Dracula!
Q
Which mythical relics will we see in the library this time
A
The Fountain of Youth, Noah's Ark, Judas Chalice, Philosopher's Stone, The Loch Ness Monster
Q
How does the movie end?
A
Flynn goes looking for Dracula, who has absconded with the chalice. They meet up in the woods, and it rapidly becomes apparent that Flynn is no match for Dracula. Suddenly, Simone catches up to them. She reminds Dracula that he took her life from her and that she's not about to let that happen to Flynn. Simone and Dracula then go at each other, vampire style. Flynn notes a Populus tremuloides (aspen) tree, breaks off a branch, and plunges it through Dracula's chest, causing him to burst into flames. With Dracula gone, Simone decides that it's time for her to move on, too. Flynn offers his neck to her so that they can be together, but Simone only kisses it, reminding him that he must fulfill his destiny as the Librarian. The next morning, they watch the sunrise together until Simone turns into a glittering dust and blows away. Flynn returns to the Library, giving the marker to her as a necklace and the Judas Chalice to Judson. Flynn promises to remain as the librarian with no more meltdowns and informs Judson that he knows who he is. 'Yehuda!' he challenges. 'Yahoo to you, too,' Judson replies. Judson assures Flynn that he and the Library will play a big role in the future struggle between good and evil. 'As for me being 2,000 years old,' he adds, 'that's...well, that's just...insulting.' As they walk away together, the camera pans to the ceiling, looking down on the library floor, which resembles the Tree of Knowledge.
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Photos from cast
Stana Katic