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Ordinary Magic (1993)

 -  Drama  -  21 October 1993 (USA)
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When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds),is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly)in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging, a non-violent hunger... See full summary »

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Charlotte
David Fox ...
Father / Warren
Anver Jameel ...
Running Boy
Kamalini Selvarajan ...
Indian Teacher
Denavaka Hamine ...
Vani
Sillaiyoor Selvarajan ...
Doctor
Heath Lamberts ...
Mayor
Joe Roncetti ...
Tom
Les Rubie ...
Pitky
Ron White ...
Rick
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Mr. Harris
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Lucy
Gerry Quigley ...
Phys. Ed. Teacher
James Bulliard ...
Mick
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When his father dies, Jeffrey (Ryan Reynolds),is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte (Glenne Headly)in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging, a non-violent hunger strike to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski resort. Written by Ellen Davis

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eerily prescient
24 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this movie as a purchased VHS because in the cast was the late Heath Lamberts, a Canadian actor and comedian whose work I had admired for decades. But as the plot unfolded (see your other commentators) I saw that it was based on a legal maneuver that was to replicate itself in the US some 10 years later, namely the condemning of private property by the state in order to transfer it to a private real estate developer. In the novel/movie the plot was foiled but in the US the outrage generated by the Supreme Court's allowing this to take place (originally somewhere in New Hampshire I believe) inspired a slew of laws, both federal and state, being proposed to prevent it from happening again. In fact an internet plot was hatched to form a private development company and then go to the town council of the home of Justice Souter (I believe) whose swing vote in the 5-4 decision allowed it to pass, and propose a development which would have allowed that city to condemn Justice Souter's very own home for that purpose. I don't know how that all turned out. Bravo to Ryan Reynolds in a fine teenage career-starter. But wasn't Paul Anka's name left out of the list of credits? Did I miss it?


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