The Wizard of Loneliness (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)

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In this film, based on the novel by John Nichols, young Wendall Olet (Lukas Haas) is sent to live with his Aunt Sybil (Lea Thompson) and Uncle John (Lance Guest) when is father is called on to fight in World War II. Lonely and unhappy, Wendall harbors the delusion that he possesses amazing powers and becomes involved in some family secrets.

Cast

Lukas Haas
as Wendall
Lance Guest
as John T.
Anne Pitoniak
as Cornelia
David Moscow
as Jimmy Wiggen
Barton Heyman
as Hank Kahler
Ken Jenkins
as Joel Spender
Betty Miller
as Irma Kahler
Charles White
as Sheriff Flood
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The gravity and gaiety of the film makes its coming-of-age theme quite special.

July 10, 2003 | Full Review…
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