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Dr. Strange (1978)

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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

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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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.

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Action | Fantasy

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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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Trivia

The starburst on Dr. Strange's (Peter Hooten's) costume is not on his comic book outfit. While it is similar to one that ordains the costume of another Marvel Comics hero, Captain Mar-Vell, this particular television movie costume starburst design is a tell-tale "signature" of Costume Design Consultant, and former Dr. Strange comic book artist, Frank Brunner. Brunner uses that starburst on many different design projects and incorporated it, as a more television-friendly replacement to the "demon" symbol usually worn by the comic book Dr. Strange. Although not named, the creature that Morgan LeFay (Jessica Walter) serves, was visually inspired by Dr. Strange's comic book archnemesis, Dormammu, while Morgan could be seen as being inspired by Dormammu's sister (and Strange's foe), Umar. See more »

Quotes

Morgan LeFay: You're a crafty old man. But if I can't destroy you here, you'll come with me on the wings of demons to a place where I can.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Good entertainment
6 June 2001 | by Typing_awaySee all my reviews

This movie deviates somewhat from the Dr. Strange comic book, but I found it to be very entertaining and fun to watch. Peter Hooten does a good job as Dr. Strange. Veteran actor John Mills has a prominent part as Lindmer, the sorcerer. As has been mentioned earlier, "Dr. Strange" was supposed to be the pilot for a proposed TV series, but unfortunately it was not picked up by a network.


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