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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
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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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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12 November 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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

Joel Fisher: [getting the mail] Thank you. Joel Fisher... Joel Fisher... Joel Fisher... Henry Norman?
[voice over]
Joel Fisher: Well, let me tell you - I was just about to hand it back and say, "Hey, man - right box, wrong name" and then I felt it. One of those lovely plastic rectangles that spells out 'instant credit'. It seems that old big ugly, that giant computer that's trying to stick numbers on people had finally blew one and I must say it couldn't have happened to a nicer group even though it was a mistake.
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AN early techno-thriller
8 March 2003 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I'm watching the flick right now. It's fascinating to recall that at the time the flick was made, computers were something very seldom encountered in daily life. Heck, even credits cards like BankAmericard and MasterCharge were only three or four years old. The computer lab is pretty realistic. Sure the computer has waaaaaay more blinky lights than a real one would have and there are two windows behind the computer that are there solely to give it a look of evil eyes. But when the computer students set down to work, they works at teletype consoles!


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