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Paper Man (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 12 November 1971
A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that takes a murderous turn.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

James D. Buchanan (screenplay), Ronald Austin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Avery Jensen
Stefanie Powers ... Karen McMillan
James Stacy ... Jerry
Tina Chen ... Lisa
Elliott Street Elliott Street ... Joel Fisher
James Olson ... Art Fletcher
Jason Wingreen ... Doctor
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ... Father
Suzanne Taylor ... Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee Johnny Scott Lee ... Avery - as a Boy
Len Wayland ... Executive
Dean Harens ... Bureaucrat
Bob Golden Bob Golden ... Deputy
Marcy Lafferty ... Secretary
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Storyline

Four college students take advantage of a credit card mistakenly issued to someone who doesn't exist, then use their university's computer to erase the charges they run up. But the computer seems to have some ideas of its own ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stefanie Powers stars but isn't credited in the cast list. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: You know, if there's anything I don't look forward to it's spending some time with a brilliant student that's abnormally shy.
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Precursor to current crop of hacker/i.d. theft s.f. horror
14 June 2003 | by kundkSee all my reviews

I saw this on TV when I was 8; it was incredibly scary then. Saw it years later and marveled at the prescient use of computers and identity theft mixed with s.f. horror that could have appeared in "Ring." And there would be no "Videodrome" without it.


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