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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.

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Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere)

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Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Philip DeGuere)
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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 ... 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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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.

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Action | Fantasy

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Thomas Lindmer is a replacement for Dr. Strange's comic book mentor, the Ancient One, a native Tibetan who was the former sorcerer supreme. See more »

Quotes

Wong: Are you alright?
Thomas Lindmer: I am several hundred years too old to be alright.
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Version of Doctor Mordrid (1992) See more »

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A Decent Attempt
3 February 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Thomas Lindmer" (John Mills) is a sorcerer who realizes his life is approaching its end. Because of this he needs to transfer his powers to somebody capable enough for his assigned tasks. That person just happens to be a young psychiatrist by the name of "Dr. Stephen Strange" (Peter Hooten) who has no idea of his potential psychic powers or the destiny that awaits him. To add to the situation is the fact that an evil sorceress named "Morgan LeFay" (Jessica Walter) has been released by a demon from her captivity in another dimension with the orders to kill Thomas Lindmer before he has a chance to convey his power to Dr. Strange. Now rather than reveal any more of this movie and risk spoiling it for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this was a decent attempt to portray the essence of the popular comic book onto the big screen. Unfortunately, some of the graphics weren't as well-developed as some of the others and as a result it gave the movie an uneven feel. The acting seemed adequate for the most part and the presence of Eddie Benton (as "Clea Lake") certainly didn't hurt the scenery in any way. All things considered I rate the film as average.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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