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The Canterville Ghost (1987)

The Canterville Ghost (1987)





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John Gielgud stars in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic ghost tale. Simon de Canterville (Gielgud) becomes trapped in his family's estate after he runs away instead of engaging in a duel with another man. After he dies, his ghost haunts the mansion; his soul cannot rest until his descendents restore the honor of the family name. A few centuries later, a family moves into the estate and are a bit unnerved to realize that they aren't the only ones living there.
Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Inter-Hemisphere Productions


John Gielgud
as Sir Simon
Alyssa Milano
as Jennifer Canterville
Ted Wass
as Harry Canterville
Harold Innocent
as Hummle Umney
Lila Kaye
as Mrs. Umney
Andrea Marcovicci
as Lucy Swackhammer Canterville
Brian Oulton
as Uncle George
Bill Wallis
as Fenton Cook
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This movie is one of my "Guilty Pleasures":) A movie about a ghost who haunts the "Canterville Castle", stirring up all kinds of mayhem for the new family that inherits the castle. Until he meets his match, in young Jennifer. "Simon" played by John Gielgud was great and a young "Alyssa Milano" stole the show for me, as she tries to help Simon get to his ultimate resting place.

Lance S.
Lance S.

i love this movie seen it back in high school one off my all time favored movies of all time but cant find iit on dvd if any one knows where i could fiind a copy on dvd to buy i would really apperate it i have it on vhs but it is getting old and worn out

Dewayne Chapman
Dewayne Chapman

John Gieglud is one of the greatest actors ever to have lived. This is one of his best stories he played. I loved this movie just for the story. The special effects are not the best, but it is one of my favorites. I recommend to watch once. Unfortunately it is not out on DVD and the VHS movies are all used if you want to buy it. This movie really needs to be released on DVD.

Angela Andrea
Angela Andrea

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