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Waiting for the Light (1990)

PG  |   |  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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2 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aspettando la luce  »

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In a scene set in 1962, characters tell the box-office clerk at a movie theater they want two tickets to The Miracle Worker. Prior to the introduction of multiplex cinemas years later, it was unnecessary to specify which movie you wanted to see because the theater was only showing one picture. See more »

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After the closing credits, Kay (Teri Garr's character) changes the "open" sign on the diner door to "closed" See more »

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Written by Alfred Gaitwood
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Uplifting and fun!
10 March 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

With two of my favorites, Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr, this film couldn't go wrong. Serendipity plays a large part in the transformation of the character's lives, especially the eccentric neighbor who terrifies Garr's kids. MacLaine keeps getting better and better with juicy roles like this one. It's light-hearted comedy, perfect for viewing at the end of the day with friends or family.


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