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Don't Look Under the Bed (1999)

A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

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Frances Bacon McCausland
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Larry Houdini (as Eric 'Ty' Hodges II)
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Karen McCausland
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Mary Parker Williams ...
Ms. Readle
Geoff Hansen ...
Mr. Kepler
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Principle Gribben
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Michael McCausland
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Bert McCausland
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Joanne Smith (as RuDee Lipscomb)
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Zoe
Ruth Hale ...
Old Zoe
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Cody Cowdell ...
Library Child #1
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Driving Instructor
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Johnny - Student
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A teen enlists the help of an imaginary friend named Larry Houdini to deal with a prank-playing bogeyman, who's framing her for his dastardly deeds.

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One of two Disney Channel productions where Ty Hodges plays a character named Larry. The other was Even Stevens (2000). See more »

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[first lines]
Frances Bacon McCausland: [narrating] Middleberg is a middle-sized town in the middle of the country. Middleberg is where I live, and so does something... else. Some people said that Middleberg was dull, that nothing ever happened here. Well, they were very wrong.
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Boogie Wonderland
Written by Jon Lind (as John Land) and Allee Willis
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Childhood Memories
21 September 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Erin Chambers and Ty Hodges star in this Disney feature film where young teen Chambers is haunted from her past by a childhood memory. Hodges is the boogeyman come to life.

According to Boogey legend an imaginary childhood friend should not be discarded so easily lest they become the feared boogeyman. So it was with Chambers's brother who lost his faith in the existence of imaginary friends during a serious illness. Now the friend has come to life and trying to reverse the curse.

Watching the film put me in mind of my niece when she was small. The elder of two sisters she had imaginary playmates, but she grew out of them after a fashion. Her younger sister never took up that particular fantasy though.

Chambers is way too old for the part she sure didn't look a convincing 14. That's the way it is, always casting people too old for teens in Hollywood. Still in her case she couldn't convince me she was a juvenile try as she may.

Don't Look Under The Bed is a charming fantasy which would have worked better with a real teen lead.


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