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.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Virgin Vision

Cast

Lukas Haas
as Wendall
Lance Guest
as John T.
Dylan Baker
as Duffy
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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Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Loneliness

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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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October 7, 2005
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September 9, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

The gravity and gaiety of the film makes its coming-of-age theme quite special.

Full Review… | July 10, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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