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Mr. North (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 22 July 1988 (USA)
Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

Director:

Danny Huston

Writers:

Thornton Wilder (novel), Janet Roach (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Theophilus North
Robert Mitchum ... Mr. Bosworth
Lauren Bacall ... Mrs. Cranston
Harry Dean Stanton ... Henry Simmons
Anjelica Huston ... Persis Bosworth-Tennyson
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Elspeth Skeel
Virginia Madsen ... Sally Boffin
Tammy Grimes ... Sarah Baily-Lewis
David Warner ... Doctor Angus McPherson
Hunter Carson ... Galloper Skeel
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... YMCA Clerk
Mark Metcalf ... Mr.Skeel
Katharine Houghton ... Mrs. Skeel (as Katherine Houghton)
Thomas H. Needham Thomas H. Needham ... The Judge
Richard Woods Richard Woods ... Willis
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Storyline

Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his tendency to collect negative charges and give shocks to anyone he touches. In his adventures he befriends an old man who is a shut-in and helps him rediscover the world. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Meet a hero with powerful connections. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. North - Liebling der Götter See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,221,366
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Huston, who had long suffered from emphysema, personally asked Robert Mitchum to take his part in this film after he was hospitalized with pneumonia. Mitchum filmed the role during a break from War and Remembrance (1988). See more »

Goofs

During the time-period of this movie, the Newport Casino did not have a tennis court located where it is shown in the movie. It was merely an open lawn. See more »

Quotes

Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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Soundtracks

YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed, Arranged & Produced by David McHugh
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Not A Great Flick, but Anthony Edwards Shines
8 January 2001 | by TwillheadSee all my reviews

I watched this movie on cable today, compelled not by the film itself (which sadly isn't up to snuff), but by the story, and especially by the charismatic leading character. The face was vaguely recognizable, as was the warmth and humanity of the actor's performance. Although the film, replete with a sterling cast, fails on many levels, Anthony Edwards' does not. He captures the glow of the title character, and positively shines with compassion. It's an excellent example of a great actor rising above a shoddy script and making a role his own. I give the film 5 stars out of 10 . . . but I give Mr. Edwards a perfect score.


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