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Lady in White (1988)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 22 April 1988 (USA)
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An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director:

Frank LaLoggia

Writer:

Frank LaLoggia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukas Haas ... Frankie Scarlatti
Len Cariou ... Phil Terragarossa
Alex Rocco ... Angelo 'Al' Scarlatti
Katherine Helmond ... Amanda
Jason Presson ... Geno Scarlatti
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Mama Assunta
Angelo Bertolini Angelo Bertolini ... Papa Charlie
Joelle Jacobi Joelle Jacobi ... Melissa Anne Montgomery
Jared Rushton ... Donald
Gregory Levinson Gregory Levinson ... Louie
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Grace La Della
Tom Bower ... Sheriff Saunders
Jack Andreozzi ... Tony
Sydney Lassick ... Mr. Lowry
Rita Zohar ... Mrs. Agnes Cilak
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Storyline

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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The year is 1962. The place is Willowpoint Falls. Nobody talks about what happened in the school cloakroom 10 years ago. Now, in the dead of night, Frankie Scarlatti is going to find out why.


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish | German

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady in White See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$282,652, 24 April 1988

Gross USA:

$1,705,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,705,139
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (extended director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Russell Carpenter who would later win an Oscar for Titanic (1997) was the Director of Photography for this one. See more »

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Though CPR has been commonly used by medical officials since 1957, it wasn't promoted as a technique for the public to learn until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Geno Scarlatti: [Frankie knees Geno in the groin] Quick! Call a doctor!
Frankie Scarlatti: Why?
Geno Scarlatti: To save my unborn child!
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Alternate Versions

At 17:25 in the DVD commentary, director Frank LaLoggia says that 06:30 of deleted material were added back into the 112 minute theatric release to get the 117:41 version released on the 2005 DVD. Scenes added back include (1) 17:25 - 18:06 Frankie and Miss La Della talking at her car, (2) 36:49 - 37:46 Mama Assunta and Papa Charlie at Frankie's bedside after the cloakroom attack, (3) 55:31 - 57:11 Angelo driving Mrs. Williams and her children home from church, (4) 01:18:56 - 01:19:24 Frankie getting out of bed to see what is happening at the typewriter, (5) 01:28:32 - 01:28:54 Mama Assunta taking Geno's temperature the alternate way. See more »


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(HOW MUCH IS THAT) DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW
By Bob Merrill
Courtesy of Golden Bell Songs (U.S. & Canada) and excluding U.S. & Canada controlled by Chappell Music
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Decent
27 July 2006 | by mOVIemAN56See all my reviews

I was able to see Lady in White today on TV. At first I was just mildly interested in what I believed to be a kids movie. Once I realized this film was no children's film, I was sucked right in.

Frankie is a young, smart child of an Italian family in the town of Willowpoint Falls. He has a great imagination and is able to express it on Halloween while in school. Afterwards however, Frankie is locked into the school's coat room for the night by two bullies and witnesses something remarkable. He witnesses the ghost of a little girl being killed by the hands of an unknown man 10 years prior. The ghost begins to follow Frankie and he sort of befriends her as he attempts to discover who killed the little girl and 10 other children in the town.

Lukas Haas is exceptional in the lead role of Frankie. He is sweet, fun-loving, and extremely enjoyable to watch on the screen. Haas does a fine job in his portrayal of the haunted boy and brings out his character quite easily. Alex Rocco also does quite well in his supporting role of Frankie's father. You are able to tell, even without it being talked about, that he is a good, kind man and father. That he is always looking out for his sons with the loss of his wife. Rocco shows his acting ability well.

Originally I thought this film to be a children's film and was quite convinced it was until I saw the coat room sequence. The acting of the little girl as she is killed by the invisible force is shocking and terrifying. I was truly frightened by the scene and knew it was no longer a children's film. My only complaint, which is a large one, is the lack of emphasis on the Lady in White. SHe is barely shown the whole film and it confused me slightly why they named the film after her.

Age does show on this film with the cheesy special effects. However the story is able to overthrow the poor special effects. The acting is solid, the story is well thought out and the characters are quite enjoyable to watch.

3 out of 5 Stars


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