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The Beniker Gang (1985)

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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

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Arthur Beniker
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Cassie Beniker
Charles Fields ...
Edmund Beniker
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James Beniker
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Ben Beniker
George Martin ...
Judge Pink
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Forest Ranger
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Principal Stoddard
Mary Hamill ...
Edith Stamwick
William Duell ...
Postmaster Greaves
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Mr. Uldrich
Richmond Hoxie ...
Attorney
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Mr. Millhauser
Paddy Croft ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Joyce Reehling ...
Miss Nickerson
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Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; introvert James ; Cassie, the only girl; and Edmond. They run away from the orphanage to stay a family, but it won't be so easy. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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The child actors had to have ice placed in their mouths during outdoors shooting in order to prevent their breath from registering on camera due to the cold. See more »

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Music and lyrics by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi
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A family film
6 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a good film with an emotional storyline based on a 'family' of five orphans. The five realise they have a special bond together, and see themselves as a family. Arthur, the leader of the family is 18 and has an unusual job but it pays the bills. There are two teen boys, one teenage girl and a six year old boy. They all decide to leave their orphanage so they won't be fostered and then separated from each other. On the run, they eventually find their dream house and have the time of their lives finally living as a family at last. However, they encounter problems when their neighbours suspect that they are runaways without parents and Arthur and the rest of them have to fight to stay together. There is a great bond between these orphans which makes it a good film to watch, especially for the family.


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