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Mr. North (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 July 1988 (USA)
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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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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Meet a hero with powerful connections. 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 »

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The Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" was prominently featured at the end of the film, including being played and sung by the band at the ball. The film was set in 1926, but Cole Porter did not publish this song until 1929. 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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A Pleasant Small Movie
3 March 2007 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

This is hardly an epic movie, but then again, it doesn't need to be. As another reviewer said, there are no aliens, nothing horrid occurs, no crashing soundtrack nor is there some deep dark message which You Must Get to enjoy the movie being thrown at you.

Instead, this is a quiet way to pass a little bit more than an hour of time. Can you really ask that much more of a film? Given, the nastiness inherent in most modern films, I'd say that it's more than you'll probably find at your local cinamaplex these days.

The cast is fine to exceptional with Mitchem in one of his last and most interesting roles, Huston looking terrific and Edwards as, well, Edwards. Helped by a rather stellar supporting cast, I can recommend this film to you as a full family type of event. By all means - take the kids and by the film's end, you'll all be in a better mood.


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