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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

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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 ...
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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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In a 1985 interview, Stan Lee cited Doctor Strange as the Marvel TV project of the 70's that he wound up giving the most input, and noting he became very friendly with Phil Deguere. Lee added that next to the Incredible Hulk, this was the live action adaptation of a Marvel character he was most pleased with at the time. Lee was disappointed by the movie's low ratings, which he attributes to being aired against Roots. See more »

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Morgan LeFay: You're a crafty old man. But if I can't destroy you here, you'll come with me on the wings of demons to a place where I can.
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Referenced in In Search of Steve Ditko (2007) See more »

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Good entertainment
6 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie deviates somewhat from the Dr. Strange comic book, but I found it to be very entertaining and fun to watch. Peter Hooten does a good job as Dr. Strange. Veteran actor John Mills has a prominent part as Lindmer, the sorcerer. As has been mentioned earlier, "Dr. Strange" was supposed to be the pilot for a proposed TV series, but unfortunately it was not picked up by a network.


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