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Waiting for the Light (1990)

PG
94 min | Comedy

A former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts ...See moreA former vaudevillian magician (MacLaine) moves her straight-laced niece (Garr) and her two mischievous children to a small town. When the two kids get in trouble with a neighbor for stealing vegetables from his garden, the aunt concocts an illusion of ghosts in revenge. Only trouble is the whole town believes it is real and soon the press is swarming the town and a major magic trick is required for everyone to save face. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Éva Gárdos (as Eva Gardos)
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Pamela Guest (as Pamela Rack)
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$334,748
Gross (US & Canada)
$808,690
Gross (World)
$808,690
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Release date
Nov 2, 1990 (United States)

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Louis Guzzo
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Shirley MacLaine
Aunt Zena Aunt Zena   See fewer
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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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William Dore
Reverend Jones Reverend Jones   See fewer
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Michelle Wartman
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LeChelle Anne Goncalves
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Lyn Tyrrell
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John Bedford Lloyd
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Steve Henderson
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Jack McGee
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6.1 / 10 | 388 votes