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The Mysterious Stranger (1982)

Not Rated | | Family, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Movie 11 October 1982
A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter H. Hunt

Writers:

Mark Twain (story), Julian Mitchell (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Makepeace ... August Feldner
Bernhard Wicki ... Heinrich Stein
Herbert Fux ... Hans Katzenyammer
Christoph Waltz ... Ernst Wasserman
Bernd Stephan Bernd Stephan ... Doangivadam
Vanessa Knox-Mawer Vanessa Knox-Mawer ... Marget
Harry Hornisch Harry Hornisch ... Adam Binks
Erwin Steinhauer ... Gustav Fisher
Towje Kleiner Towje Kleiner ... Moses Haas
Fred Gwynne ... Balthasar Hoffman
Paola Loew ... Frau Stein
Karl Friedrich Karl Friedrich ... Father Julian
Erika Wackernagel Erika Wackernagel ... Katrina
Erika Domenik Erika Domenik ... Duffles
Astrid Lohel Astrid Lohel ... Sara
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A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who casts spells over striking printers and causes general mischief. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

West Germany | Austria | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark Twain Classics: The Mysterious Stranger See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It makes the point... and then another one...
16 December 2001 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Though it may not follow the original plot, the film makes a couple of the same philosophical points and arrives at the same ending, an ending too unpalatably bleak for any family movie. But the script adds a couple of extra sentences to bring us out on a positive note that, in my opinion, is not only acceptable but even insightful (much more so than the claymation Mark Twain movie with its own abbreviated "Mysterious Stranger") in integrating Mark Twain the morose nihilist with Mark Twain the jolly story-teller.


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