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Hysterical (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  July 1983 (USA)
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman... See full summary »

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Frederic Lansing / Casper
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Dr. Paul Batton
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Kate
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Venetia
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Teenage Girl
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New York Model #2
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New York Press Man
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Bookstore Society Lady #2
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A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman who killed herself there one hundred years before and now wants him to replace her lost love, Captain Howdy. When Captain Howdy is resurrected, two daring adventure seekers are brought in to solve the case and find out the secret of the lighthouse. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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The Movie You're Holding in Your Hand is So Bad it's HYSTERICAL! See more »

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July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Sprung in der Schüssel  »

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Dr. Paul Batton: Now listen Fritz, this is no longer Casper, it's a demon. The Devil is alive, he will NEVER tell the truth. Whatever you do, dont fall for it.
Fritz: Dont worry Paul, I wont.
Frederic Lansing: Fritz, your shoes are untied!
[Fritz looks down]
Fritz: Dont listen to him Fritz.
Fritz: I wont.
Frederic Lansing: Fritz, your zippers down.
[Fritz looks down]
Dr. Paul Batton: Dont listen to him Fritz.
Fritz: I wont.
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Alternate version or not? I wonder.
28 March 2001 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was about 12 years old and taped it off of cable. I know that it was a cable edit because it contained the word "a**hole." But I caught it on cable the other night and noticed a scene that wasn't in the edit I have on tape. The big song and dance number at the fun park near the end. I was floored! So... can anyone else out there support my claim? I know that there is an edit floating around without the dance number. Either way... this movie isn't exactly brilliant. It was extremely fulfilling for me at 12, and now that I'm still emotionally 12 it's still pretty good. But your Leonard Maltin types aren't going to dig it.


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