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The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Mystery  -  30 October 1971 (USA)
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A school teacher thinks he saw sea monster in the calm waters of Strawberry Cove. Three kids then build one in defense of their teacher and set out to find what's behind the mystery.

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Cast

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Henry Meade
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Mrs. Pringle
Larry D. Mann ...
Halper
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Mayor
Skip Homeier ...
Harry
Bill Zuckert ...
Sheriff Wiley
Kelly Thordsen ...
Tiny
Annie McEveety ...
Tippy
Jimmy Bracken ...
Scott
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Catfish
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Deputy Tom Martin
Jimmy Lydon ...
Jim Durden (as James Lydon)
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A school teacher thinks he saw sea monster in the calm waters of Strawberry Cove. Three kids then build one in defense of their teacher and set out to find what's behind the mystery.

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30 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Very loosely adapted from the story "The Strange Sea Monster of Strawberry Lake" from a book called "The Mad Scientist's Club" by Bertrand R. Brinley. See more »

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Follows Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (1969) See more »

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Ahh, childhood memories...
20 June 2004 | by (CSRA, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I remember this film as one of the first I saw that showed kids doing something creative, while slightly misbehaving, and using their intelligence. I'd love to see it again, to compare how it measures up to the memory. The old "Wonderful World of Disney" made-for-TV movies of the week were simple, sappy (by today's jaded standards) fare that were honest family entertainment. Today, (to quote another theatrical character) entertainment is demented madmen running around in ski-masks hacking up young virgins. Gone (unfortunately) are the days where escapist entertainment without political or religious overtones can be seen, and enjoyed for the storytelling quality alone.


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