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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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Taglines:

Miracles. Magic. Mayhem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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

The Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" was prominently featured at the end of the film, including being played and sung by the band at the ball. The film was set in 1926, but Cole Porter did not publish this song until 1929. 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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Remastered version not as good as original
24 August 2020 | by max_baker-55418See all my reviews

As is typical of most movie and music remastering, something is always lost, and nothing is gained. Mr. North rated 10 stars in my book as far as the original theatrical version and the transfer to commercial VHS video. But when it came out on DVD and then later digital, some lame-brain or brains took the liberty to totally rework the opening sequence and credits. In short, they black screened over Anthony Edwards bicycling jaunt along the Rhode Island coast with nothing but an altered style of credits. Butchers! It's sort of like cutting out all of the bum-bum-bum-bums in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Without them, there is no symphony. So, the remastered version gets a six, thus my average rating of 8. I'm glad I still have my VHS. I guess I'll have to convert it to digital myself someday


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,036, 24 July 1988

Gross USA:

$1,221,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,221,366
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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