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Paper Man (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 12 November 1971
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 overview, first billed only:
Avery Jensen
Karen McMillan
Joel Fisher
Art Fletcher
Dan Barton ...
Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ...
Suzanne Taylor ...
Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee ...
Avery as a Boy
Dean Harens ...
Bob Golden ...


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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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

12 November 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[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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A wonderful Science Fiction Classic
22 May 2003 | by (Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

I can remember seeing "The Paper Man " during a midnight movie session in about 1975. I can remember being terrified, as a 12 year old, thinking that this was possible. I think it is amazing to think that this movie now has possibilities of becoming true and actually happening. It is a scary thought. I love to watch movies about computers taking over and there are several I have seen. I would love to see this movie again as it scared the life out of me and I wonder if after all the horrors since, if it can still scare me.

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