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Paper Man (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  12 November 1971 (USA)
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A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that leaves three of them dead.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Avery Jensen
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Karen McMillan
James Stacy ...
Jerry
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Lisa
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Joel Fisher
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Art Fletcher
Jason Wingreen ...
Doctor
Dan Barton ...
Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ...
Father
Suzanne Taylor ...
Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee ...
Avery as a Boy
Len Wayland ...
Executive
Dean Harens ...
Bureaucrat
Bob Golden ...
Deputy
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Secretary
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Four college students take advantage of a credit card mistakenly issued to someone who doesn't exist, then use their university's computer to erase the charges they run up. But the computer seems to have some ideas of its own ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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12 November 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel  »

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Released briefly in theaters in 1971. This is why the 20th Century Fox fanfare plays before the film begins on the video releases. The theatrical release runs an extra fifteen minutes than the television release version. See more »

Quotes

[referring to the giant computer]
Sheriff: You know what I think? Pretty soon, they're not going to need you. All they're going to need is another Henry Norman.
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Precursor to current crop of hacker/i.d. theft s.f. horror
14 June 2003 | by (new york, ny) – See all my reviews

I saw this on TV when I was 8; it was incredibly scary then. Saw it years later and marveled at the prescient use of computers and identity theft mixed with s.f. horror that could have appeared in "Ring." And there would be no "Videodrome" without it.


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