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The Canterville Ghost (1986)

PG | | Family, Comedy, Fantasy | TV Movie 1986
A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only ... See full summary »

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Uncle Hesketh
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Deddie Davies ...
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A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice. The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an heroic act, something he intends to get the husband to do. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The castle they inherited features 48 rooms and one cranky ghost!

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El fantasma de Canterville  »

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Trivia

Ted Wass, father of Alyssa Milano in the film, directed her fifteen years later in Spin City: Rain on My Charades (2001). See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Canterville: You want to die?
Sir Simon de Canterville: It's all I live for.
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The best Modern Adapation
2 October 2005 | by (Arizona, USA/Hull, England) – See all my reviews

True this one is not very close to the original story, but this one had the most that modern viewers could relate to. It's funny and quick moving. Both Sir Gielgud and Milano are wonderful. As a child this was one of my all time favorite movies to watch every Halloween (true, that was a long list, but it was still fun). The scenes between the two main characters are the greatest. There are still the basic principles of the story are there - a friendship between a misunderstood spirit and an innocent girl who teach each that love is stronger than life or death. The saddest part is when the ghost hunter's equipment brings back Sir Simon's wife for only a moment, just long enough for her to see her and for her to call out to him. The best part of all is when Jenny takes her father to see Sir Simon. A great movie for any family or ghost lover.


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