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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 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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Some say he's a miracle man. Some say he's a fraud. You are about to meet a most unusual young man. 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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Did You Know?

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

In the courtroom scene, the water pitcher on the judge's bench is a commercial foodservice type made of polycarbonate plastic, a material only first made in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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THOSE MONDAY BLUES
Written, Arranged & Produced by David McHugh
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Movie nice, book much better
28 August 2007 | by sweetcolleenSee all my reviews

I loved the choice of actors, the acting itself, the art direction, costuming and most everything about this film...BUT the screenplay. I read the book and remember it as a lively, interesting fast-paced read, but the movie stays lugged down, even despite the best efforts of the actors involved. I was pleased to watch it though, I was, but couldn't help but make the same comparison most do when watching a film adaptation of a favorite book...it couldn't help but pale in contrast. Anthony Edwards did his best, and it was charming, that was worth watching. Lauren Bacall, Mary Stuart Masterson, Virginia Madsen, Anjelica Huston...all so lovely to watch. I think even if I had not read the book I would have found the film sluggish, but it was sweet to watch.


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