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Lady in White (1988)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 22 April 1988 (USA)
An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

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Papa Charlie
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Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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The year is 1962. The place is Willowpoint Falls. Nobody talks about what happened in the school cloakroom 10 years ago. Now, in the dead of night, Frankie Scarlatti is going to find out why.


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A Dama de Branco  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,705,139

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$7,000,000
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Director Frank LaLoggia asked his friend Richard Jay Silverthorn, who portrayed the adult Lucifer in Fear No Evil (1981), to create a mask that Frankie would use that was "representative of Bela Lugosi's guise in Dracula (1931)". Compare that mask at 05:50 with the statuette of Count Dracula at 49:48. Unfortunately, this connection is lost on most viewers who, immediately on seeing it, think the mask is of Richard Nixon. See more »

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As the kids are leaving the classroom, the teacher reminds them to "dress warmly on Monday". Just a few minutes later however, Franky says he will get his missing cap from the cloakroom "tomorrow". See more »

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Geno Scarlatti: [Frankie knees Geno in the groin] Quick! Call a doctor!
Frankie Scarlatti: Why?
Geno Scarlatti: To save my unborn child!
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Expectations Should Be Exceeded
22 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Picture a sleepy rural community by the sea where children play in fields, family members work together and a ghost appears to a young boy to receive aid in finding peace. These are some of the story lines of Lady in White. the picture was directed by Frank LaLoggia and he gives it a picturesque Ray Bradbury kind of tone, mood, and setting. It was as if I were transported back into some aspects of my childhood as the film centers on the point of view of a young boy named Frankie Scarlatti. The story is not grandiose by any means: you will know the identity of the killer fairly quickly just by instincts. The real power of the film for me was the presentation of the film - the creepy moments with the Lady in White, Katherine Helmond as a crazed woman obsessed with candles, and the claustrophobic atmosphere of a little school room. The rural setting is wonderfully portrayed and the resolution to the story has heart and scares. I was impressed with the acting all around from Lukas Haas as Frankie, to Alex Rocco as his father giving a great performance and certainly one not his general type, Len Cariou as a family friend, and Helmond as well. This is at its core a ghost story and one of the better ones I have seen of late. It is family-friendly yet eerily frightening. This is one of those perfect films to watch on a cold, winter evening.


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