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The Real Howard Spitz (1998)

PG | | Comedy | 28 August 1998 (UK)
Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books.

Director:

Vadim Jean

Writer:

Jurgen Wolff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Howard Spitz
Genevieve Tessier Genevieve Tessier ... Samantha Kershaw
Joseph Rutten Joseph Rutten ... Lou
Amanda Donohoe ... Laura Kershaw
Kay Tremblay Kay Tremblay ... Theodora Winkle
Patrick McKenna ... Roger
Lex Gigeroff Lex Gigeroff ... Ronnie Relish
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Red Allen
Jeffrey Hirschfield ... Lawrence - Primrose Rep (as Jeff Hirschfield)
Denny Doherty ... Balthazar Mishkin
Joanne Hagen Joanne Hagen ... Waitress
Edward Gregson Edward Gregson ... Aaron
Ciel Crosby Ciel Crosby ... Librarian (as Cathy Lee Crosby)
John Loverin John Loverin ... Bartender - Cop Bar
John Fulton John Fulton ... Ted the Cop
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Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books.

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Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Writer's Block See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After UK distributor Metrodome decided to release the film directly to video, director Vadim Jean took the unusual step of personally financing several prints himself for cinematic release. See more »

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References Frasier (1993) See more »

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Just OK
2 August 1999 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Sometimes funny comedy that reminds me of the Shirley Temple pictures of the 1930's. Not great, but quite O.K. for adults, but not really for kids. It's a B movie. But I prefer this kind of B movie than big major Hollywood disgusting pictures with violence, guns and stupidity.


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