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Lady in White (1988)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 22 April 1988 (USA)
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An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director:

Frank LaLoggia

Writer:

Frank LaLoggia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukas Haas ... Frankie Scarlatti
Len Cariou ... Phil Terragarossa
Alex Rocco ... Angelo 'Al' Scarlatti
Katherine Helmond ... Amanda
Jason Presson ... Geno Scarlatti
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Mama Assunta
Angelo Bertolini Angelo Bertolini ... Papa Charlie
Joelle Jacobi Joelle Jacobi ... Melissa Anne Montgomery
Jared Rushton ... Donald
Gregory Levinson Gregory Levinson ... Louie
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Grace La Della
Tom Bower ... Sheriff Saunders
Jack Andreozzi ... Tony
Sydney Lassick ... Mr. Lowry
Rita Zohar ... Mrs. Agnes Cilak
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Storyline

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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The year is 1962. The place is Willowpoint Falls. Nobody talks about what happened in the school cloakroom 10 years ago. Now, in the dead of night, Frankie Scarlatti is going to find out why.


Certificate:

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Trivia

First starring role in a motion picture for Lukas Haas. Also the first time he received top billing. See more »

Goofs

Though CPR has been commonly used by medical officials since 1957, it wasn't promoted as a technique for the public to learn until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Scarlatti: [about Melissa the ghost who Geno sees for the first time] She's looking for her mother.
Geno Scarlatti: Got her number? Lets call her.
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Alternate Versions

At 17:25 in the DVD commentary, director Frank LaLoggia says that 06:30 of deleted material were added back into the 112 minute theatric release to get the 117:41 version released on the 2005 DVD. Scenes added back include (1) 17:25 - 18:06 Frankie and Miss La Della talking at her car, (2) 36:49 - 37:46 Mama Assunta and Papa Charlie at Frankie's bedside after the cloakroom attack, (3) 55:31 - 57:11 Angelo driving Mrs. Williams and her children home from church, (4) 01:18:56 - 01:19:24 Frankie getting out of bed to see what is happening at the typewriter, (5) 01:28:32 - 01:28:54 Mama Assunta taking Geno's temperature the alternate way. See more »

Connections

References Broken Arrow (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
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Written by Harry Revel & Mack Gordon
Performed by Joelle Jacobi
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User Reviews

 
I enjoy this movie every time I watch it!
7 February 2008 | by paradisegirl1966See all my reviews

I just don't know what it is but this movie is like an "Old Friend" to my older sister and I. We always watch it together and now my 6 1/2 yr old watches it with us. I think because it's "scary,but not too scary" and YES we always end up singing that song for day's after we watch it.

When ever we ask people "have you seen this movie" they are alway glad we told them about it..it's one of those movies you either never heard of, or never thought to watch and once you do your glad you did.

I love the Halloween theme and the "Little Sleepy Town" feeling you get in this movie. Grandma & Grandpa are by far my favorite's in this film, There is such a "Loving Closeness" between them.

It's just a good "anytime" movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish | German

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady in White See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$282,652, 24 April 1988

Gross USA:

$1,705,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,705,139
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (extended director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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