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Paper Man (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 12 November 1971
A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that takes a murderous turn.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

James D. Buchanan (screenplay), Ronald Austin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Stockwell ... Avery Jensen
Stefanie Powers ... Karen McMillan
James Stacy ... Jerry
Tina Chen ... Lisa
Elliott Street ... Joel Fisher
James Olson ... Art Fletcher
Jason Wingreen ... Doctor
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Electronics Expert
Robert Patten ... Father
Suzanne Taylor Suzanne Taylor ... Mother (as Sue Taylor)
Johnny Scott Lee Johnny Scott Lee ... Avery - as a Boy
Len Wayland ... Executive
Dean Harens ... Bureaucrat
Bob Golden Bob Golden ... Deputy
Marcy Lafferty ... Secretary
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Storyline

Four college students take advantage of a credit card mistakenly issued to someone who doesn't exist, then use their university's computer to erase the charges they run up. But the computer seems to have some ideas of its own ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre de papel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Released briefly in theaters in 1971. This is why the 20th Century-Fox fanfare plays before the film begins on the video releases. The theatrical release runs 15 minutes longer than the television release version. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Karen McMillan: What do you think about that - another Henry Norman? If at first you don't succede, ha ha ha.
Avery Jensen: Yeah, very funny. Let's go home.
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27 May 2007 | by Cobra875_82See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie for a number of reasons, Dean Stockwell being one of the main ones. Also one of the supporting actresses looks amazingly like Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched. Some of the acting is very good, but the majority of it ranges from decent down to pretty bad. The story is very original. I highly recommend this to just about anyone. It's well worth watching at least once, just to say you've seen it and for the young Dean Stockwell performance.

This movie is currently available on a number of DVD's including a couple sets of older movie classics and a DVD Double Feature of Dean Stockwell with Paper Man (1971) and Born to Be Sold (1981). If you have trouble finding any of them just do a quick search on the internet and you should find one of them very quickly. Enjoy.


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