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The Gold Bug 

Shortly after the Civil War, while exploring the long deserted and reputedly haunted Sullivan's Island off Charleston S.C., a boy encounters two obsessed eccentrics living there. These men ... See full summary »

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Mr. LeGrand
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Jupiter
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The Boy
Robert Moberly ...
Uncle
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Agnes
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Jessica Bessop
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Barmaid
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Shortly after the Civil War, while exploring the long deserted and reputedly haunted Sullivan's Island off Charleston S.C., a boy encounters two obsessed eccentrics living there. These men chase him away and warn him never to return or to tell anyone about them. Soon, however, they locate him and summon him back, because he has unknowingly given them a clue vital to their quest and they need his help to unravel the rest of the mystery. If he can do so, they will find buried pirate treasure and all become rich. But in joining the search, he falls under the same obsession and curse-- an ominous fate suggested by the unearthly electronic music which contributes to the film's atmosphere. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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2 February 1980 (USA)  »

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an interesting film
1 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

THE GOLD BUG is an interesting film. One of the better film adaptations of Poe's books. Geoffrey Holder is extraordinarily eerie in his role of Jupiter and Anthony Michael Hall is good as the boy. This movie was very eerie and deserved more recognition because of the unique atmosphere it creates. A lazy Sunday afternoon movie. 2 1/2 out of 5.


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