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Mr. North (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 July 1988 (USA)
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

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Mr. Bosworth
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Mrs. Cranston
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Henry Simmons
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Persis Bosworth-Tennyson
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Elspeth Skeel
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Sarah Baily-Lewis
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Doctor McPherson
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Richard Woods ...
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his tendency to collect negative charges and give shocks to anyone he touches. In his adventures he befriends an old man who is a shut-in and helps him rediscover the world. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Miracles. Magic. Mayhem. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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22 July 1988 (USA)  »

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$1,221,366 (USA)
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Robert Mitchum was cast at short notice as Mr. Bosworth because the original actor cast dropped out due to a serious illness. See more »

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The rackets used during the scene set at the Newport Casino / International Tennis Hall of Fame are obviously from a more modern era, as well as having broken strings and generally being in poor condition. See more »

Quotes

Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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THOSE SWEET LIES YOU TOLD ME
Written, Arranged & produced by David McHugh
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Movie nice, book much better
28 August 2007 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I loved the choice of actors, the acting itself, the art direction, costuming and most everything about this film...BUT the screenplay. I read the book and remember it as a lively, interesting fast-paced read, but the movie stays lugged down, even despite the best efforts of the actors involved. I was pleased to watch it though, I was, but couldn't help but make the same comparison most do when watching a film adaptation of a favorite book...it couldn't help but pale in contrast. Anthony Edwards did his best, and it was charming, that was worth watching. Lauren Bacall, Mary Stuart Masterson, Virginia Madsen, Anjelica Huston...all so lovely to watch. I think even if I had not read the book I would have found the film sluggish, but it was sweet to watch.


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