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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Avery Jensen
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Karen McMillan
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Jerry
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Lisa
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Joel Fisher
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Art Fletcher
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Doctor
Dan Barton ...
Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ...
Father
Suzanne Taylor ...
Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee ...
Avery as a Boy
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Executive
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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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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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12 November 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel  »

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| (video release)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Stephenie Powers stars but isn't credited in the cast list. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: [dictating to the computer and it prints up what she says] Break, break.
[prints]
Lisa: Broken, broken.
[prints]
Lisa: Breath, breath.
[prints up Death, Death]
Lisa: Br-eath, Br-eath.
[prints up Death, Death]
Lisa: Brrrrr, Brrrrr, Breath! Breath!
[prints up Death, Death, Death, Death]
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Well Done Thriller
15 January 2012 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

PAPER MAN was ahead of its time. A computer system ends up taking control over a scam a group of college students start with a stolen credit card. The movie is well acted and well written. Dean Stockwell is very good as the computer expert who first goes along with the con. Of course, for 1971, all the computer stuff is incredibly dated. The "computer" is actually two rooms full of equipment with flashing lights and reel and reel tape, computer cards, etc. Dean Stockwell even has to explain that he is "logging in". So, the dated computer aspect just makes it even more fun but the plot works. It's fun. It's well directed too. Check it out.


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