|Virginia Madsen||Helen Lyle|
|Xander Berkeley||Trevor Lyle|
|Kasi Lemmons||Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh|
|Vanessa Williams||Anne-Marie McCoy|
|Michael Culkin||Professor Philip Purcell|
|Stanley DeSantis||Dr. Burke|
|Gilbert Lewis||Detective Frank Valento|
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle befriends Anne-Marie McCoy while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman, a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman's description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.