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The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)

PG | | Fantasy | Video 15 December 2008
Billy Owens is turning 11. Turns out this little rapscallion was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11pm no less, so it ventures to reason he has some powers of the magical variety.... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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William Thurgood
Dalton Mugridge ...
Billy Owens
Christopher Fazio ...
Devon Turner
Ciara O'Hanlon ...
Mandy Finch
Jordon Goulet ...
Kurt Nemees
Paul Germs ...
Victor Mould
Jennifer Pearson ...
Katherine Owens
Bob Mugridge ...
William Owens
Jenny Elliott ...
Principal Gwendolyn Cups
Phil Babcock ...
Library Security Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Barnes ...
Fireman #5
Shannon Burrows ...
Press Reporter
Joe Emilio ...
Paramedic #2
Les Forernie ...
Fireman #1
Kelly Hagen ...
Coach
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Storyline

Billy Owens is turning 11. Turns out this little rapscallion was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11pm no less, so it ventures to reason he has some powers of the magical variety. Of course, he and his friends, a precocious know-it-all named Mandy, and his other pal, the not too bright Devon, will all go on some kind of mystical adventure. You see Billy Owens lives in one of the oldest towns in the East Coast, Spirit River. Billy, on his eleventh birthday, is about to discover an unusual item up for sale in a local second-hand shop, one that's likely going to save both himself and the entire town of Spirit River. Billy, in case you hadn't already figured it out from the opening paragraph, is going to discover that he's a boy wizard. Written by John W. Urbanski Jr.

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Rated PG for some scary moments | See all certifications »
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The screenwriter wrote this movie with different characters and based off of Norse magical traditions. It was changed beyond recognition from it's original premise. See more »

Quotes

Barnabus the Troll: William Thurston Owens III, I presume.
Billy Owens: Could you help us?
Barnabus the Troll: I'm here to warn you of the dangers found beyond the river.
Devon Turner: In the lair? Is it your lair?
Barnabus the Troll: It's Nemeseus', and I fear even the speaking of his name.
Mandy Finch: Well, we're not afraid.
Barnabus the Troll: You will be.
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Good Goda
29 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to make a fun, enjoyable "bad" movie. I've seen a wide selection of b-movies, cheesy plots/writing, stiff acting, cheap effects. Some are good fun to watch. Others are painful to force yourself through without MST3K. This is one of the fun ones, filled with laughable content and easy to watch without outside riffing, one reason I gave this 3 stars.

The plot moves along nicely enough, filled with bad lines (i.e. "The strongest bond between friends is friendship"), stagnant acting from most, and topped off with Roddy Piper's accent - a mash-up of Tom Waits and Christian Bale's "Batman" voice.

Any fan of b-movies should add this to their must-see as a blatant Harry Potter knock-off with parts Narnia, parts Goonies, and parts SyFy Thor with extra cheese.


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