Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his tendency to collect negative charges and give shocks to anyone he touches. In his adventures he befriends an old man…
|Anthony Edwards||饰||Theophilus North|
|罗伯特·米彻姆 (Robert Mitchum)||饰||Mr. Bosworth|
|劳伦·白考尔 (Lauren Bacall)||饰||Mrs. Cranston|
|哈利·戴恩 (Harry Dean Stanton)||饰||Henry Simmons|
|安杰丽卡·休斯顿 (Anjelica Huston)||饰||Persis Bosworth-Tennyson|
Summer in Newport, Rhode Island in 1926. A young man, a graduate of Yale, bored with the sameness of teaching, finds himself in town due to the hand of fate. Mr. T. Theophilus North offers his services as a tutor to the children of the wealthy families who have summer "cottages" (really mansions) along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The opening finds him reading to three misbehaving children. He tries to be polite to them, but skips pages to end the ordeal. When the eldest calls him on the skipping she tells him, "you're a hateful, ugly, horrible man and you shouldn't be allowed". Theophilus…
Some say he's a miracle man. Some say he's a fraud. You are about to meet a most unusual young man.
Meet a hero with powerful connections.
Miracles. Magic. Mayhem.
- 声音混合： Ultra Stereo
- 纵横比：1.85 : 1
|出品公司||Showcase Productions International|
|Heritage Entertainment Inc.|
|The Samuel Goldwyn Company|
|发行公司||Greater Union Organisation (GUO) (through) (1988) (Theatrical) (Australia)|
|Virgin Vision (1988) (VHS) (United States)|
|CBS/Fox (1988) (VHS) (West Germany)|
|RCA / Columbia Pictures Video (1990) (VHS) (United Kingdom)|
|Neptun Video Center (1992) (VHS) (Poland)|
|首映票房（美国）||$37,036, 24 July 1988|
- The Judge in the courtroom scene was an actual Rhode Island Superior Court Judge, not a professional actor. Judge Needham oversaw the first attempted murder trial of Claus von Bulow which took place in Newport, RI in 1982.
- 约翰·休斯顿, who had long suffered from emphysema, personally asked 罗伯特·米彻姆 to take his part in this film after he was hospitalized with pneumonia. Mitchum filmed the role during a break from War and Remembrance (1988).