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The Canterville Ghost (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Comedy | Fantasy  -  1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Harry Canterville
Lucy Canterville
Jennifer Canterville
Jeff Harding ...
Lila Kaye ...
Harold Innocent ...
Uncle Hesketh
Dorothea Phillips ...
Aunt Gretchen
Bill Wallis ...
Fenton Cook
Spencer Chandler ...
Paul Blaine
Brian Oulton ...
Uncle George
Deddie Davies ...
Aunt Caroline
Celia Breckon ...
Lady Eleanor


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

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cowardice | castle | england | ghost


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


Family | Comedy | Fantasy







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1986 (USA)  »

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The Canterville Ghost  »

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[Jennifer helps Sir Simon while he's sick]
Jennifer Canterville: Anything else you need?
Sir Simon de Canterville: Yes. Open the window.
Jennifer Canterville: Open the window? You'll die on pneumonia.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Do you really think so?
Jennifer Canterville: You just rest. We have to think of a way to talk Dad and Lucy out of selling this place. I mean, if you have to stay here, you might as well do it in peace and quiet. Good night.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Uh, Jennifer. I should just like to say how much I appreciate all you do for me. I, I really look forward to your daily visits. Although it might not always have ...
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An entertaining and charming movie...
14 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A wonderful movie, that can still be enjoyed today by both children and adults. Aylssa Milano acted beautifully, captivating her audience, and creating a movie that ensures the audiences continued attention.

While it is an older movie, it is definitely a throwback to the good old days of family entertainment, and continues to prove it's worth in the entertainment segment of today. A must watch for everyone out there.

Regardless of your age or sex, it is certainly a movie that everyone can appreciate, with quality acting (we watched it on an old VCR tape from 1986!) If you've ever seen this on t.v. you've got to go out and purchase it on DVD to share with your own families!

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