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The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens (2008)

PG | | Fantasy | Video 15 December 2008
Billy Owens is turning 11. Turns out this little rapscallion was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11pm no less, so it ventures to reason he has some powers of the magical variety.... See full summary »

Director:

Mark McNabb

Writers:

Virginia Carraway (original screenplay), Charlie Fitzgerald (original screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Roddy Piper ... William Thurgood
Dalton Mugridge Dalton Mugridge ... Billy Owens
Christopher Fazio Christopher Fazio ... Devon Turner
Ciara O'Hanlon Ciara O'Hanlon ... Mandy Finch
Jordon Goulet Jordon Goulet ... Kurt Nemees
Paul Germs Paul Germs ... Victor Mould
Jennifer Pearson Jennifer Pearson ... Katherine Owens
Bob Mugridge Bob Mugridge ... William Owens
Jenny Elliott Jenny Elliott ... Principal Gwendolyn Cups
Phil Babcock Phil Babcock ... Library Security Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Barnes Joe Barnes ... Fireman #5
Shannon Burrows Shannon Burrows ... Press Reporter
Joe Emilio Joe Emilio ... Paramedic #2
Les Forernie Les Forernie ... Fireman #1
Kelly Hagen Kelly Hagen ... Coach
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Billy Owens is turning 11. Turns out this little rapscallion was born on the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11pm no less, so it ventures to reason he has some powers of the magical variety. Of course, he and his friends, a precocious know-it-all named Mandy, and his other pal, the not too bright Devon, will all go on some kind of mystical adventure. You see Billy Owens lives in one of the oldest towns in the East Coast, Spirit River. Billy, on his eleventh birthday, is about to discover an unusual item up for sale in a local second-hand shop, one that's likely going to save both himself and the entire town of Spirit River. Billy, in case you hadn't already figured it out from the opening paragraph, is going to discover that he's a boy wizard. Written by John W. Urbanski Jr.

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Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary moments | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Release Date:

15 December 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Skylight Films See more »
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The screenwriter wrote this movie with different characters and based off of Norse magical traditions. It was changed beyond recognition from it's original premise. See more »

Quotes

Barnabus the Troll: William Thurston Owens III, I presume.
Billy Owens: Could you help us?
Barnabus the Troll: I'm here to warn you of the dangers found beyond the river.
Devon Turner: In the lair? Is it your lair?
Barnabus the Troll: It's Nemeseus', and I fear even the speaking of his name.
Mandy Finch: Well, we're not afraid.
Barnabus the Troll: You will be.
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Featured in Movie Nights: Silver Bullet (2012) See more »

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Amateurish in every respect. Not watchable.
8 November 2009 | by jodyheySee all my reviews

Amateurish in every respect. Not watchable. This movie was a big disappointment for my wife daughter. We sat down for an evening together and ending up annoyed and feeling cheated. The movie would be useful for anyone interested in how not to make a movie. A well made movie is seamless and the viewer is not distracted while watching to wonder about he skills of those who made the movie. Conceivably a viewer might be forgiven if they thought that anyone can make a movie. This movie is a sure cure of such delusions. Just watch this and get reminded of how much effort it takes to develop a coherent plot, to have words for the characters that don't make them sound repetitious and insane and to set up shots where viewers can actually see what is going on.


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