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Dr. Strange (1978)

A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

Director:

Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere)

Writer:

Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Hooten ... Dr. Strange
Clyde Kusatsu ... Wong
Jessica Walter ... Morgan LeFay
Anne-Marie Martin ... Clea Lake (as Eddie Benton)
Philip Sterling ... Dr. Frank Taylor, Chief of Psychiatry
John Mills ... Lindmer
June Barrett June Barrett ... Sarah
Sarah Rush ... Nurse
Diana Webster Diana Webster ... Head Nurse
Bob Delegall Bob Delegall ... Intern
Larry Anderson Larry Anderson ... Magician
Blake Marion Blake Marion ... Dept. Chief
Lady Rowlands Lady Rowlands ... Mrs. Sullivan
Ines Pedroza Ines Pedroza ... Announcer (as Inez Pedroza)
Michael Clark Michael Clark ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Thomas Lindmer (Sir John Mills), a world-weary sorcerer, foresees the return to Earth of his ancient adversary Morgan LeFey (Jessica Walter), who has been granted dominance over men's souls by The Nameless One (David Hooks). In order to combat her evil magic, Lindmer must pass the Guardianship of the Light onto a young psychiatry-resident, Dr. Stephen Strange (Peter Hooten), who has no inkling of his destiny. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In Every Age And Time, One Of Us Is Called To Join The Battle.

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Featured in the background of several scenes around the 20 minute mark are scenes from 1948's Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. See more »

Quotes

Wong: Are you alright?
Thomas Lindmer: I am several hundred years too old to be alright.
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Connections

Version of Doctor Strange (2007) See more »

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What a stinker!
19 November 2003 | by woogamanSee all my reviews

I saw all of the Marvel Comics TV adaptations in first run back in the 70's. It seemed to me that the producers of these movies just didn't "get" the characters. They would include some surface elements of the character and discard all of the things that made them interesting in the first place. In the case of 'Dr. Strange' the only character that resembles it's comic book inspiration is a window on a townhouse. Fans of the book know what I mean.

As a stand alone film it's pretty lame as well. The story is never really very interesting but the special effects are good for 70's TV. Dr. Strange has all of the mystic powers he wields in the comics, but never achieves that sense of unreality that this sort of movie needs. And what was up with that wacky outfit they gave him at the end? Who designed that, Liberace?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Strange See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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