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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. 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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Mr.Skeel
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Mrs. Skeel
Thomas H. Needham ...
The Judge
Richard Woods ...
Willis
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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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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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The "original actor" cast in the role of Mr. Bosworth was John Huston, father of the director (Danny Huston) and one of the female leads (Anjelica Huston). See more »

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During the time-period of this movie, the Newport Casino did not have a tennis court located where it is shown in the movie. It was merely an open lawn. See more »

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Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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YOU KNOW MY SOFT SPOT
Written, Arranged & Produced by David McHugh
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Surprise - Nostalgic, Charming & Well-Acted (but weirdly written)
8 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I am fascinated by this movie. It has some of the best acting I ever have seen set beside some of the most ill-at-ease.

You can feel the influence of Thornton Wilder in the dialogue as the words trill across the ear. But it seems at times that the writer started out to write a play & ended up with a movie.

There is an enormous charm to this movie. The writing is a bit ... odd... at times, but creates a compelling story.

The acting is incredibly sweet and natural, for the most part (Mitchum is painfully awkward at first, Bacall overacts, and a couple of small parts are acted like a middle school play).

Anthony Edwards as Mr. North is astoundingly superb. Honestly, I am "shocked" at how charming he makes this character.

The writing may have helped the acting, actually, as it seems that cast must push against the occasionally slow screenplay to make their words more believable. It's almost a marvel to behold how good some of the acting is at times.

I wish my kids would sit still long enough to see a sweet movie like this.

If you want to be in a better mood, watch this charming movie.


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