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Dr. Strange (1978)

A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

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(as Philip DeGuere)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Hooten ...
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Anne-Marie Martin ...
Clea Lake (as Eddie Benton)
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Dr. Frank Taylor, Chief of Psychiatry
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June Barrett ...
Sarah
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Nurse
Diana Webster ...
Head Nurse
Bob Delegall ...
Intern
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Magician
Blake Marion ...
Dept. Chief
Lady Rowlands ...
Mrs. Sullivan
Ines Pedroza ...
Announcer (as Inez Pedroza)
Michael Clark ...
Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Thomas Lindmer (John Mills), a world-weary sorcerer, foresees the return to Earth of his ancient adversary Morgan LeFey (Jessica Walter), who has been granted dominance over men's souls by The Nameless One (David Hooks). In order to combat her evil magic, Lindmer must pass the Guardianship of the Light onto a young psychiatry-resident, Dr. Stephen Strange (Peter Hooten),who has no inkling of his destiny. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Fantasy

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6 September 1978 (USA)  »

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The star-burst on Dr. Strange's costume is not on his comic book outfit. While it is indeed similar to one that ordains the costume of another Marvel Comics hero; Captain Mar-Vell, this particular TV movie costume star-burst design is a tell-tale "signature" of this production's costume-design consultant (and former Dr. Strange comic book artist); Frank Brunner. Brunner uses that star-burst on many different design projects and incorporated it, as a more TV-friendly replacement to the "demon" symbol usually worn by the comic-book Dr. Strange. Although not named, the creature that Morgan serves is visually inspired by Dr. Strange's comic book arch-nemesis, Dormammu, while Morgan herself could be seen as being inspired by Dormammu's sister (and Strange's foe), Umar. See more »

Quotes

The Nameless One: Why have you spared him?
Morgan LeFay: I am still a woman. And the man attracts me.
The Nameless One: Then you find no satisfaction in my service?
Morgan LeFay: I would feel the warmth of a mans arms again... after all these years alone...
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Wonderful thriller in the 70s genre
5 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely adore this made for TV film. Frankly having just re-watched a VHS I have I would so love to have this on DVD. It gets NO AIRINGS on TV to my knowledge. Shame. I loved Peter Hooten and John Mills and Clyde Kusatsu. What a HOME Lindmer had!!! The vivacious Jessica Walter at her absolute sexiest! There is something very special about this film; a compassion, a humanity that can sometimes appear cheesy and forced in the medium however, despite what some may think, there is a genuineness about Hooten and Mills performances that I found so refreshing.

Keeping in mind that this is made for TV and with a background that lends itself to formulaic triteness I think the crew did a heck of a job.

The set for Lindmer's house is well done for a film with a rock bottom budget.

Good versus Evil, as old as man, and this is a special entry in that genre.


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