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The Beniker Gang (1984)

G | | Drama | 2 November 1984 (USA)
Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Judie Angell (based on the novel "Dear Lola" by), Jeffrey Kindley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Arthur Beniker
Jennifer Dundas ... Cassie Beniker
Charles Fields ... Edmund Beniker
Jeff Alan-Lee ... James Beniker
Danny Pintauro ... Ben Beniker
George Martin ... Judge Pink
Will Patton ... Forest Ranger
J.T. Walsh ... Principal Stoddard
Mary Hamill Mary Hamill ... Edith Stamwick
William Duell William Duell ... Postmaster Greaves
Anthony Heald ... Mr. Uldrich
Richmond Hoxie ... Attorney
Peter McRobbie ... Mr. Millhauser
Paddy Croft Paddy Croft ... Mrs. O'Malley
Joyce Reehling Joyce Reehling ... Miss Nickerson
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Storyline

Five orphans in an orphanage don't want the authorities to break up the family they made of each other: Arthur, the eldest, who writes the advice column Dear Lola; Ben who eats paper; introvert James ; Cassie, the only girl; and Edmond. They run away from the orphanage to stay a family, but it won't be so easy. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Lola See more »

Filming Locations:

Howell, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Scholastic Productions See more »
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Color
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The child actors had to have ice placed in their mouths during outdoors shooting in order to prevent their breath from registering on camera due to the cold. See more »

Soundtracks

MONSTER MASH
Performed by Zacherle
Written by Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi
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Utterly Charming and moving
21 February 2004 | by Darlawood80See all my reviews

These are one of the 1980's movies that aren't pointless. This movie I like because the actors and actresses portray themselves with real feelings. They really have to fight for themselves in order to keep together. Of course Edmond may get into his fights, Ben eats his paper, and Cassie feels unpopular, but that is what makes the movie real. Whoever says this movie is boring, they need to look again. Sticking together isn't pointless at all!


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