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The Witching of Ben Wagner (1990) (TV) TV



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Overview

Language
English

Country
(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.5/ 10 (111 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

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Release Date
(USA) - 1990

Running Time
USA:96

Tagline

Keywords
based-on-novel, basketball, basketball-team, beach, belief-in-witches, black-cat, boat, book, box, boy, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship, brother-sister-relationship, bus, cabin, cafeteria, car, cat, child's-point-of-view, child-witch, children, confidence, dinner, duffel-bag, falling-into-a-river, family-relationships,

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Full Cast

  1. Battle, David Wade as [Archie] <14>
  2. Bottoms, Sam (I) as [Mr. George 'Dad' Wagner] <1>
  3. Clyde, Craig as [Mr. Angelo Romano] <8>
  4. Gocke, Justin as [Benjimin 'Ben' Wagner] <4>
  5. Jewkes, Richard as [Jason] <15>
  6. Lawrence, Bill (II) as [Basketball Coach] <12>
  7. McMillan, Scott as [John Addison (Ashley's Dad)] <11>
  8. Payne, Marvin as [Sweeper at Basketball Game] <9>
  9. Allred, Amy (I) as [Ashley Addison] <10>
  10. Alston, Karen as [Mrs. Ramsey, the Principle] <13>
  11. Ballard, Jamie (I) as [Liz Wagner] <7>
  12. Hall, Harriet (I) as [Mrs. Kathy 'Mom' Wagner] <2>
  13. Rae, Bettina as [Regina Radford] <3>
  14. Shumway, Elizabeth as [Susan Wagner] <6>
  15. Sidney, Sylvia (I) as [Grammy (Regina's Grandmother)] <5>

Full Plot

[Contains spoilers] "George Wagner (Sam Bottoms) moves his wife and family, including son Ben (Justin Gocke), to a new town, where he begins a real estate job for Angelo Romano (Craig Clyde). Ben, a high school freshman, doesn't seem to get along with his busy, somewhat distant father. He finds consolation with a mysterious young girl, Regina (Bettina Rae), and her Grammy (Sylvia Sidney), who are both thought by the townspeople to be witches. Ben soon believes himself bewitched by Regina, a secret he shares with his sister, Liz (Jamie Ballard), and he becomes more confident, making the school's basketball team and earning better grades, while still searching for his father's approval. Ben's snotty teenage sister, Susan (Elizabeth Shumway), who's trying to stay friends with the stuck-up rich girl Ashley Addison (Amy Allred), blackmails Liz into learning about Regina, causing a near-fatal accident when Liz follows Ben to the lake and tumbles into a stream. She is saved by Ben, and as the family unites at the hospital, Susan confesses tearfully her abysmal behavior. Meanwhile, Romano's efforts to develop high-rise condos on the land near the lake are spearheaded by George. Grammy puts a curse on him, causing him bad luck. Finally learning from his son, who is upset at his father's plans for the lake, George scares the potential investors away from the deal with a false geology report. Romano fires George, who is promptly offered a job by Ashley's father (Scott McMillan). Grammy and the Wagners celebrate the good news, while Regina tells Ben that neither she nor Grammy are witches. They're just "different," and Ben's improved behavior has come from within himself." Anonymous Plot not found

Movie Certificate

G (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Bestor, Kurt

Cinematographers

  1. Lonsdale, Gordon (as Gordon C. Lonsdale)

Dress Designers

  1. Morris, Camile (as Camille Morris)

Distributors

Disney Channel [us] - (1990) (USA) (TV)
Feature Films for Families [us] - (1990) (USA) (VHS)
Leucadia Film Corporation

Film Editors

  1. Stayner, Jerry (as Jerry L. Stayner)

Misc

  1. Beaty, Sharon (I) (production accountant)
  2. Johnson, Penny (II) (script supervisor)
  3. Scoville, Robert (production assistant)
  4. Voye, Judi (assistant production coordinator)

Other Titles

  1. Ce la puoi fare Ben? (1990) (TV) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  2. Due streghe da salvare (1990) (TV) (ENG)
    (Italy) (video title)

  3. Großmutters Fluch (1990) (TV) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  4. The Bewitching of Ben Wagner (1990) (TV) (ENG)
    (USA) (video title)