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Under Wraps (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Family, Horror  |  25 October 1997 (USA)
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

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Bruce (as Ken Campbell)
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Harold / Ted
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Laura Leary ...
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Trenton Gaucher ...
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Brooke Garrett ...
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Joshua Dennis ...
Leonard
Ryan Schofield ...
Todd
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Paige
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A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set the mummy free, but if they don't get him back to his resting place by midnight on Halloween, he'll turn into dust and lose his only chance of being reunited with his long-lost love. Written by <Goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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Marshall mentions three movies that Harold watches including, Ghost (1990), Pretty Woman (1990), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). Actress Meg Ryan starred in 'Sleepless' and was offered the female lead for the other two. See more »

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Gilbert: What should we call him?
Amy: How about 'Mummy'?
Marshall: How about Harold?
Amy: Harold?
Marshall: I don't know; he looks like my Uncle Harold.
Amy: Geez, your aunt must be ready to open a vein!
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Delightfully Funny
9 October 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

When I first saw a commercial for this TV movie on the Disney Channel, I predicted that it would just be some dumb old thing that I wouldn't like with really bad special effects and a really cheesy plot line. It was quite surprising that I actually LIKED it and that my whole family (that includes my parents, 18-year-old sister, and eight-year-old brother) ended up watching it. We all had our own comments that we shared out loud during several scenes, involuntarily. {For example: My dad said something about how smelly Harold must have been. I remembered (out loud), "Hey! It's that boy from Picket Fences," and then after a few minutes, my sister said he was annoying. I personally thought that his CHARACTER was simply MEANT to be annoying. My mom also asked a lot of questions throughout the movie.}

I really didn't care for the movie at the beginning but I became interested after watching the children break into Mr. Kubat's house and finding a mummy, Harold. It intrigued me that the boy, Marshall, treated the mummy like a dog. The movie made me laugh, but it wasn't factually realistic. If Harold was really walking around somewhere, I'm sure that his stench would have been too smelly for someone to just shrug off. The characters mentioned his smell, but I think that there should have been a more immediate reaction to it. I also think that the doctors included in this movie were really dumb, but that made it funny. I also wondered about other various things, such as how Harold understood English.

Basically, I just liked this movie because it was hilarious. My laughter outweighed my questions, and I don't think that any movie can be flawless. It was a bit predictable, though. On another note, I couldn't stop staring at Harold's teeth.


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