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The Canterville Ghost (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 1986
A girl befriends a mischievous English ghost trying to scare her family (his descendants) back to America.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

George Zateslo (teleplay), Oscar Wilde (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gielgud ... Sir Simon de Canterville
Ted Wass ... Harry Canterville
Andrea Marcovicci ... Lucy Canterville
Alyssa Milano ... Jennifer Canterville
Lila Kaye ... Mrs. Umney
Harold Innocent ... Hummle Umney
George Baker ... Uncle Hesketh
Dorothea Phillips ... Aunt Gretchen
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis ... Fenton Cook
Brian Oulton ... Uncle George
Deddie Davies ... Aunt Caroline
Spencer Chandler Spencer Chandler ... Paul Blaine
Celia Breckon Celia Breckon ... Lady Eleanor
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Storyline

A young American family of three inherits an English castle, only to find it haunted by the lively spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to haunt the estate for the death of his wife. The family daughter, hoping his antics will indeed scare her parents all the way back to Cleveland, Ohio, befriends the spirit, but as time passes, these allies become friends, and an opportunity arises whereby she might break his curse. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com/revised by statmanjeff

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The castle they inherited features 48 rooms and one cranky ghost!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El fantasma de Canterville See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

By the dates given, Sir Simon de Canterville (Sir John Gielgud) died when he was (or about to be) sixty-years-old. He's been a ghost for three hundred fifty-one years. See more »

Goofs

As Harry drives Jennifer home, he suddenly slams on the brakes, yet the white car following very closely behind does not run into him. It completely vanishes from existence with the application of the brakes. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Canterville: [as she takes over the scrubbing of the bloodstain] Do you think you might find the cookies for us, Mrs. Umney?
Mrs. Umney: [with some exasperation] Certainly, madam. I'll go and look for them.
Mrs. Umney: [gets up to go then turns] There's no guarantee of their safe return - or mine.
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Version of Das Gespenst von Canterville (1965) See more »

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Fantastic and comedy alive
18 August 2006 | by irish_dracoSee all my reviews

I have always loved Sir John Gieldgud, and his portrayal of Sir Simon of Canterville, and I would have enjoyed being there. Alyssa Milano did great in facing the disappearing, emotions, and finally the caring of wanting free Sir Simon. An A++ for all enjoyment at all times, no stall scenes. Awaiting for the next scene is never boring. And blowing up of the table and food is really great. All The illusions showing the Professor bringing in the light of Lady Eleanor, and Sir Simon wanting to talk to her. And watching the movements of the eyes of Alyssa Milano and how she was so intrigued in seeing it all happen, and yet, she never wavered from her part.

Joe Irish_draco@peoplepc.com


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