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The Real Howard Spitz (1998)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  28 August 1998 (UK)
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Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books.

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Genevieve Tessier ...
Samantha Kershaw
Joseph Rutten ...
Lou
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Kay Tremblay ...
Theodora Winkle
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Roger
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Ronnie Relish
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Red Allen
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Lawrence - Primrose Rep (as Jeff Hirschfield)
Denny Doherty ...
Balthazar Mishkin
Joanne Hagen ...
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Edward Gregson ...
Aaron
Ciel Crosby ...
Librarian (as Cathy Lee Crosby)
John Loverin ...
Bartender - Cop Bar
John Fulton ...
Ted the Cop
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Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books.

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After UK distributor Metrodome decided to release the film directly to video, director Vadim Jean took the unusual step of personally financing several prints himself for cinematic release. See more »

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Just OK
2 August 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sometimes funny comedy that reminds me of the Shirley Temple pictures of the 1930's. Not great, but quite O.K. for adults, but not really for kids. It's a B movie. But I prefer this kind of B movie than big major Hollywood disgusting pictures with violence, guns and stupidity.


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