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Waiting for the Light (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  2 November 1990 (USA)
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A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Guzzo ...
National Newscaster
Colin Baumgartner ...
Eddie
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Hillary Wolf ...
Emily
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Aunt Zena
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Charlie
William Dore ...
Reverend Jones
Amanda Arguello ...
Screaming Girl #1
Michelle Wartman ...
Screaming Girl #2
Robert Hardwick ...
Dr. Kelley
LeChelle Anne Goncalves ...
Screaming Girl #3
Robin Ginsburg ...
Miss Hicks
Arthur H. Cahn ...
Mr. Patterson
Lyn Tyrrell ...
Woman in Crowd
Matt Magnano ...
Tommy
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A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion of ghosts in revenge. Only trouble is the whole town believes it is real and soon the press is swarming the town and a major magic trick is required for everyone to save face. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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hoax | independent film

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2 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Aspettando la luce  »

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Working in a Coal Mine
Written by Allen Toussaint
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Sloppy but fun
14 November 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Shirley MacLaine is a hoot playing dippy aunt to her young niece and nephew, all of whom delight in playing tricks on people. But with the country on edge in the early '60's, one of their tricks on a nasty neighbor is misconstrued as a sign from Heaven! Minor, but pleasant confection, the kind of piffle that defies criticism (it's like a happy house of cards--one little knock and it collapses). Teri Garr (always nice to have around) isn't given much to do, but MacLaine seems to be having a high time. The final moments are frenetic and should've been smoother, but on the whole the picture is quite colorful and enjoyable. **1/2 from ****


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