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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
Dorothea Phillips ...
Aunt Gretchen
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Fenton Cook
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Uncle George
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Aunt Caroline
Celia Breckon ...
Lady Eleanor
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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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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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1986 (USA)  »

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El fantasma de Canterville  »

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Ted Wass, father of Alyssa Milano in the film, directed her 15 years later in Spin City: Rain on My Charades (2001). See more »

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Sir Simon de Canterville: [Sir Simon has returned to his study on the top floor of the castle after scaring Lucy & Harry in their bedroom, and Jenny has followed him. Sir Simon is sitting at his desk, writing and talking to his stuffed parrot, Geoffrey] . Geoffrey, I shall soon make short work of these brazen, impudent upstarts!
Jennifer Canterville: Excuse me, sir?
Sir Simon de Canterville: [Sir Simon looks up to Geoffrey, thinking the talking came from the parrot] . Geoffrey!
[he hits the parrot with his feather quill, which produces a small dust cloud]
Jennifer Canterville: M... May I ...
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Connections

Version of The Canterville Ghost (2005) See more »

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Fantastic and comedy alive
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always loved Sir John Gieldgud, and his portrayal of Sir Simon of Canterville, and I would have enjoyed being there. Alyssa Milano did great in facing the disappearing, emotions, and finally the caring of wanting free Sir Simon. An A++ for all enjoyment at all times, no stall scenes. Awaiting for the next scene is never boring. And blowing up of the table and food is really great. All The illusions showing the Professor bringing in the light of Lady Eleanor, and Sir Simon wanting to talk to her. And watching the movements of the eyes of Alyssa Milano and how she was so intrigued in seeing it all happen, and yet, she never wavered from her part.

Joe Irish_draco@peoplepc.com


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