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The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 March 1990 (Japan)
After his mother dies and father goes to fight in World War II, a young boy moves in with his aunt and uncle who live in the countryside. Lonely and unhappy, he starts believing he has super powers. Then a "dead" man shows up.

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Jenny Bowen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Wright Alan Wright ... Conductor
Lukas Haas ... Wendall
Steve Hendrickson Steve Hendrickson ... Fred
Dylan Baker ... Duffy Kahler
Jeffrey Dreisbach Jeffrey Dreisbach ... Singing Soldier
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Cornelia
John Randolph ... Doc
Lance Guest ... John T.
Andrea Matheson Andrea Matheson ... Ercel
Jeremiah Warner Jeremiah Warner ... Tom
Lea Thompson ... Sybil
Dorothy Yates Dorothy Yates ... Dot Svenson
Doris Yates Doris Yates ... Marie Svenson
Jerome Dempsey ... Jim
David Moscow ... Jimmy Wiggen
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After his mother dies and father goes to fight in World War II, a young boy moves in with his aunt and uncle who live in the countryside. Lonely and unhappy, he starts believing he has super powers. Then a "dead" man shows up.

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Sometimes needing someone is the bravest thing you can do.

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Alan Wright was a long time veterinarian in Bristol. See more »

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Excellent "Small" Film, Solid Cast
2 February 2020 | by cgalloSee all my reviews

This director got natural performances from her younger cast and selected adults who provided anchoring performances. I will have to read the novel to see how much they adapted for the screen. As of February 2020 it is available as part of Amazon Prime so do take a look!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Wendall See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, Vermont, USA

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$144,566
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