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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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1.33 : 1
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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

Art Fletcher: Joel, we should call your parents and have them come and get you.
Joel Fisher: My parents are dead.
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Great little TV suspense movie
1 July 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Four college students (including Stefanie Powers) decide to go on a spending spree when one of them mistakenly receives a credit card for one "Henry Norman" in the mail. When the bank starts to get suspicious and requests "Henry" fill out a background questionnaire (hey, it was the early 70s), the group recruits computer whiz Avery (Dean Stockwell) to create a "real" history for the man in the computer. However, it appears Henry Norman is quite real himself and is angry his credit rating is being ruined so he starts offing the kids via the computer. Engaging TV movie that seems to have been ahead of its time when it comes to computers. Unfortunately, there are two problems. One, the kids are totally unsympathetic and annoying; two, the mystery is pretty dang obvious when you have the five kids whittled down to two and there is only one other character in the story. Still, a fun little computer gone wild flick to enjoy with its big brother COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1970).


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