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Paper Man (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 12 November 1971
A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that takes a murderous turn.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

James D. Buchanan (screenplay), Ronald Austin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Avery Jensen
Stefanie Powers ... Karen McMillan
James Stacy ... Jerry
Tina Chen ... Lisa
Elliott Street ... Joel Fisher
James Olson ... Art Fletcher
Jason Wingreen ... Doctor
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ... Father
Suzanne Taylor Suzanne Taylor ... Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee Johnny Scott Lee ... Avery - as a Boy
Len Wayland ... Executive
Dean Harens ... Bureaucrat
Bob Golden Bob Golden ... Deputy
Marcy Lafferty ... Secretary
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Four college students take advantage of a credit card mistakenly issued to someone who doesn't exist, then use their university's computer to erase the charges they run up. But the computer seems to have some ideas of its own ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released briefly in theaters in 1971. This is why the 20th Century-Fox fanfare plays before the film begins on the video releases. The theatrical release runs 15 minutes longer than the television release version. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Karen McMillan: What do you think about that - another Henry Norman? If at first you don't succede, ha ha ha.
Avery Jensen: Yeah, very funny. Let's go home.
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A wonderful Science Fiction Classic
22 May 2003 | by dpharrison1See all my reviews

I can remember seeing "The Paper Man " during a midnight movie session in about 1975. I can remember being terrified, as a 12 year old, thinking that this was possible. I think it is amazing to think that this movie now has possibilities of becoming true and actually happening. It is a scary thought. I love to watch movies about computers taking over and there are several I have seen. I would love to see this movie again as it scared the life out of me and I wonder if after all the horrors since, if it can still scare me.


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