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Mr. North (1988)

PG  |   |  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. 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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Some say he's a miracle man. Some say he's a fraud. You are about to meet a most unusual young man. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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22 July 1988 (USA)  »

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Mr. North - Liebling der Götter  »

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$1,221,366 (USA)
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John Huston, who had long suffered from emphysema, personally asked Robert Mitchum to take his part in this film after he was hospitalized with pneumonia. Mitchum filmed the role during a break from War and Remembrance (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the courtroom scene, the water pitcher on the judge's bench is a commercial foodservice type made of polycarbonate plastic, a material only first made in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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OH, LOUIE
Written, Arranged & Produced by David McHugh
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A film of great charm, wonderfully performed.
24 July 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Mr. North is a charming,sophisticated and wittily performed comedy of manners.

There are no aliens, nor special effects. What there is is a cast of perfection, who performs this tongue in cheek delight flawlessly. Edwards, Bacall, Stanton and the great Robert Mitchum head a cast that has just the right touch for this adaptation of Thornton Wilder's novel.

Newport, Rhode Island is the exquisite setting for this little jewel.

I could not help but wish that the film had been more successful financially, for then we might have availed ourselves of The Further Adventures of Mr. North.


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