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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... See more »

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Louis Guzzo ...
National Newscaster
Colin Baumgartner ...
Eddie
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Emily
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Kay Harris
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Aunt Zena
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Charlie
William Dore ...
Reverend Jones
Amanda Arguello ...
Screaming Girl #1
Michelle Wartman ...
Screaming Girl #2
Robert Hardwick ...
Dr. Kelley
LeChelle Anne Goncalves ...
Screaming Girl #3
Robin Ginsburg ...
Miss Hicks / Miss Berg
Arthur H. Cahn ...
Mr. Patterson
Lyn Tyrrell ...
Woman in Crowd
Matt Magnano ...
Tommy (as Matthew Magnano)
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Reverend Stevens
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Mullins
Mark Drusch ...
Mr. Trace
George Williams ...
Customer #1
Chester Bendt ...
Customer #2
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Joe
Clara Boyce ...
Deaf Lady
Eric Helland ...
Bob
Peg Phillips ...
Iris
Steve Henderson ...
Local Newscaster
Kylee Martin ...
Bobby
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Slim Slater
John Boylan ...
Old Man at Diner
Michael Marinelli ...
Tommy's Dad
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Dr. Norman (as Don Sinclair Davis)
Naomi Marquez ...
Waitress
Rob Keenan ...
Chuck
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Meg
Bob Henry ...
Judge Brown
Ken Davidson ...
Cop
Robert D. Peterson ...
Newspaper Vendor (as Robert Peterson)
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Hot Dog
Robert Nadir ...
Preacher (as Bob Nadir)
Barb Benedetti ...
Nun (as Barbara Benedetti)
James Cissel ...
TV Reporter
Jillayne Sorenson ...
Alice
Corey Gunnestad ...
Verne
Carlos Laszlo ...
Whining Baby (as Carlos Laszlo Weiner)
Rich Hawkins ...
German TV Reporter
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Tea-Drinking Party Guest (uncredited)
John Nelson ...
Man in Theater Line (uncredited)
Roger Petan ...
Diner Customer / Nun (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christopher Monger

Written by

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Christopher Monger ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ron Bozman ... producer
Caldecot Chubb ... producer
Michael Flynn ... associate producer
Linda Koulisis ... associate producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Storey

Cinematography by

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Gabriel Beristain ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Éva Gárdos ... (as Eva Gardos)

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Tyler Butler ... post-production coordinator
Elizabeth Hancock ... second assistant editor
Grazyna Matola ... second assistant editor (as Grazyna Motala)
Laura Rindner ... associate editor

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Pamela Guest ... (as Pamela Rack)

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Phil Peters

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Dorree Cooper

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Isabella B. Van Soest ... (as Isabella Van Soest Chubb)

Makeup Department

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Sherry Anders ... assistant makeup artist
Enid Arias ... hair stylist
Robaire Charbonneau ... assistant hair stylist
Ronnie Specter ... makeup artist (as Ronnie Spector)
Ziggy ... wigs

Production Management

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Brad Arensman ... executive in charge of post-production
Steven I. Celniker ... post-production supervisor
Monica Melvin-Fratkin ... assistant production manager (as Monica Melvin)
Llewellyn Wells ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew J. Clark ... assistant director (as Matthew Clark)
Coni Lancaster ... second assistant director
Elisa Sansalone ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Allen ... art department coordinator (as Peter W. Allen)
Kenneth Berg ... construction foreman (as Ken Berg)
Keith Bergman ... carpenter
Loren Corney ... construction coordinator (as Loren D. Corney)
Terence Eagan ... sign painter
Brad Einhorn ... property master
Randy Eriksen ... leadman
Steven E. Eyrse ... head painter (as Steve Eyrse)
Leslie A. Fried ... painter (as Leslie Fried)
Richard Hall ... carpenter
Jay Hart ... set dresser (as Jay R. Hart)
Ian Jennings ... swing gang
Fred Kimball ... carpenter
Gary Lambers ... draftsman
Kim Larsen-Santini ... assistant property master (as Kim Larsen)
Lachlin Loud ... set designer
Michael McCombe ... greens foreman (as Michael McCombs)
Lori Melendy ... graphic designer
Kenneth Milfred ... leadman
Petre M. Olanu ... painter
David Saltzman ... swing gang
John Sumner ... carpenter
Peter A. Tullo ... assistant property master (as Peter Tullo)
Tom Williams ... carpenter
Steven E. Eyrse ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ken Milford ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Thomas Betz ... assistant sound editor (as Tom Betz)
Harry Cohen ... sound effects designer
Terry Fiyalko ... dialogue editor (as Terri Fiyalko)
William Freesh ... assistant sound editor (as Bill Freesh)
Mark Goodermote ... boom operator
Patrick M. Griffith ... post-production sound supervisor
Greg Hodge ... assistant sound editor
Kristen Janusis ... re-recording assistant engineer
Pat Johnston ... sound facility coordinator
Gerry Lentz ... adr recordist / supervising sound engineer
Rob Luna ... assistant sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer ... dialogue editor (as Joe Mayer)
Tanya McGinnis-Potvin ... assistant sound editor (as Tanya McGinnis)
Julia Moye ... assistant sound editor
Ed Novick ... sound mixer (as Edward Novick)
Terry O'Bright ... foley recordist
Ken S. Polk ... re-recording mixer
Paul Rodriguez ... sound facility manager
Catherine Rowe ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Ann Scibelli ... assistant sound editor
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer

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Tassilo Baur ... special effects coordinator
William A. Klinger ... special effects coordinator (as William A. Klinger Jr.)
Arthur G. Schlosser ... special effects technician
Robert Scott ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Richard Daley ... stunt player
Tony M. Ramano ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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Martin Bosworth ... electrician
Bob Calnan ... electrician
Mike Commins ... electrician (as Michael Commins)
Harry K. Garvin ... second assistant camera (as Harry Garvin)
Dan Gillham ... gaffer
Bruce Hamme ... dolly grip
Suzanne Hanover ... still photographer
Jim Hicks ... grip (as Jim Hicks Jr.)
Robena Malicoat ... grip
Brian H. Reynolds ... key grip
David Riley ... first assistant camera
Don Simandl ... best boy grip
Michael Sudmeier ... electrician
Donna Vega ... best boy electric
Mark Watson ... grip
Bob Webeck ... third assistant camera (as Robert Webeck)

Casting Department

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Nancy Campbell ... extras casting associate: Seattle, White Light Casting
Susan Dixon ... casting associate: Seattle
Sandra Grand ... casting associate: Chicago
Suellen Richmond ... casting associate: New York
Elizabeth Yoffe ... casting associate: Seattle
Elizabeth Young ... extras casting associate: Seattle, White Light Casting
Jan McGill ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Goldsmith ... key costumer
Shari Griffin ... set costumer
Judy L. Ruskin ... additional costumes (as Judy Ruskin)
Charla Sanderson ... assistant set costumer (as Charla B. Sanderson)

Location Management

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Michael Leon ... location manager
Warren Milo Mell ... location scout

Music Department

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Bud Beadle ... musician: saxophone and woodwind
Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Barbara Courtney-King ... musician: soprano
Len Goldstein ... music editor
Ray Singer ... music producer: original music / musician: percussion
Michael Storey ... musician: keyboards
Richard Whaley ... music recordist
Gavyn Wright ... musician: violin

Script and Continuity Department

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Jane Goldsmith ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Clare Brockman ... driver (as Clare F. Brockman)
Donald Brooks ... driver
Robert J. Chestnut ... transportation captain
Russell Davis ... driver (as Russell William Davis)
Neil Hyman ... picture car coordinator
A. Welch Lambeth ... transportation coordinator
Walter Lambeth ... driver (as Walter Crawford Lambeth)
James Barry Phillips ... driver
Lori Pickering ... driver
Thomas James Scray ... driver
Mike Seifert ... driver
Gary Shuckahosee ... driver (as Gary Shuckahose)
Jack Vinson ... driver

Other crew

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Diana Adams ... production accountant (as Diana Johnson)
Mark L. Anderson ... production assistant: Seattle
Ron Bloomer ... video researcher
Virginia Bogert ... assistant production coordinator
David Bradstreet ... assistant: Mr. Chubb
Kristofor Brown ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Jennifer Campbell ... assistant: Mr. Monger
Karen Chalk Wheeler ... assistant production accountant (as Karen Chalk)
Todd Christensen ... production assistant: Seattle
Moshe Diamant ... presenter
Judi M. Durand ... voice (as Judi Durand)
Annie Ferguson ... production assistant: Seattle
Louis G. Friedman ... production executive
Lori Gabriel ... craft service
Juliana Gardner ... studio teacher
Alan Gershenfeld ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Anne Gordon ... animal handler: Animal Actors, Inc.
Barbara Harris ... voice looping
Mark Haslett ... production assistant: Seattle
Diana Hrabowecki ... facilitator: Los Angeles
Joeco ... title designer
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan ... production controller
Daamen J. Krall ... voice
Kerri Kroll ... production secretary
John Ladd ... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Myra Lebo ... assistant: Mr. Pressman
David Lust ... unit publicist
Bob Neill ... voice
Peter E. Nunnery ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Peter Nunnery)
Rafael Orozco ... production assistant: Seattle (as Raf Orozco)
Robert L. Palmer ... film traffic supervisor
Mark Pressman ... production assistant: Los Angeles
David Randolph ... voice (as David J. Randolph)
Noreen Reardon ... voice
Eduard Sarlui ... presenter
Thomas Sharkey ... assistant: Ms. MacLaine
Mark Tinney ... traffic coordinator
Neal Weisman ... marketing coordinator
Karen Wyatt ... video researcher
Patrick Carnahan ... fire protection and safety (uncredited)
Su Van Slyke ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lynn Baldwin ... special thanks
Ifor ... dedicatee
Ben Lascelles ... special thanks
Eddie Lascelles ... special thanks
Emily Lascelles ... special thanks
Orly Lascelles ... special thanks
Christine Lewis ... special thanks
Bob Mikalson ... special thanks: Memory Hall
Carmine Simone ... special thanks: Sequoia Illumination, Inc.
Jackie Skaught ... special thanks
Jon Ussher ... special thanks: Mirage Illumination, Ltd.
Zena ... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Zeichen und Wunder (Germany)
  • Milagro a la carta (Spain)
  • В очакване на светлината (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • В очікуванні кращого (Ukraine)
  • Fantasmas Endiabrados (Brazil)
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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Jacob's Ladder/Waiting for the Light/Tune in Tomorrow.../Vincent & Theo (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb 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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