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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ted Wass, father of Alyssa Milano in this movie, directed her fifteen years later on Spin City (1996) season five, episode seventeen, "Rain on My Charades". 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

Harry Canterville: Ah, Charles the First... Say, didn't the people chop his head off?
Sir Simon de Canterville: Did they REALLY? Whatever next?
Jennifer Canterville: They sure did, in 1649.
Sir Simon de Canterville: Ah, after my lifetime, I'm afraid. I always knew he'd come to a bad end.
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Version of The Canterville Ghost (2001) See more »

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An entertaining and charming movie...
14 February 2005 | by sandra_m_rSee all my reviews

A wonderful movie, that can still be enjoyed today by both children and adults. Aylssa Milano acted beautifully, captivating her audience, and creating a movie that ensures the audiences continued attention.

While it is an older movie, it is definitely a throwback to the good old days of family entertainment, and continues to prove it's worth in the entertainment segment of today. A must watch for everyone out there.

Regardless of your age or sex, it is certainly a movie that everyone can appreciate, with quality acting (we watched it on an old VCR tape from 1986!) If you've ever seen this on t.v. you've got to go out and purchase it on DVD to share with your own families!


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