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Waiting for the Light (1990)

PG | | Comedy | 2 November 1990 (USA)
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A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for ... See full summary »

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Christopher Monger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Guzzo Louis Guzzo ... National Newscaster
Colin Baumgartner Colin Baumgartner ... Eddie
Hillary Wolf ... Emily
Teri Garr ... Kay Harris
Shirley MacLaine ... Aunt Zena
Jeff McCracken ... Charlie
William Dore William Dore ... Reverend Jones
Amanda Arguello Amanda Arguello ... Screaming Girl #1
Michelle Wartman Michelle Wartman ... Screaming Girl #2
Robert Hardwick Robert Hardwick ... Dr. Kelley
LeChelle Anne Goncalves LeChelle Anne Goncalves ... Screaming Girl #3
Robin Ginsburg Robin Ginsburg ... Miss Hicks / Miss Berg
Arthur H. Cahn Arthur H. Cahn ... Mr. Patterson
Lyn Tyrrell Lyn Tyrrell ... Woman in Crowd
Matt Magnano Matt Magnano ... Tommy (as Matthew Magnano)
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A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion of ghosts in revenge. Only trouble is the whole town believes it is real and soon the press is swarming the town and a major magic trick is required for everyone to save face. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aspettando la luce See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckley, Washington, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$808,690
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

In a scene set in 1962, characters tell the box-office clerk at a movie theater they want two tickets to The Miracle Worker. Prior to the introduction of multiplex cinemas years later, it was unnecessary to specify which movie you wanted to see because the theater was only showing one picture. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, Kay (Teri Garr's character) changes the "open" sign on the diner door to "closed" See more »


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Memories of El Monte
Written by Frank Zappa and Ray Collins
Performed by The Penguins
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Sloppy but fun
14 November 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Shirley MacLaine is a hoot playing dippy aunt to her young niece and nephew, all of whom delight in playing tricks on people...but with the country on edge in the early 1960s, one of their pranks on a nasty neighbor is misconstrued as a sign from Heaven! Minor but pleasant confection, the kind of piffle that defies criticism (it's like a happy house of cards--one little knock and it collapses). Teri Garr (always nice to have around) isn't given much to do, but MacLaine seems to be having a high time. The final moments are frenetic and should've been smoother, but on the whole the picture is quite colorful and enjoyable. **1/2 from ****


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