The Boy Who Loved Trolls
|The Boy Who Loved Trolls|
The VHS cover for The Boy Who Loved Trolls.
|Distributed by||BWE Video|
|Directed by||Harvey Laidman|
|Produced by||Bob Walsh
|Written by||John Wheatcroft (play)
James A. DeVinney (screenplay)
|Narrated by||Richard B. Shull|
|Music by||Casey Filiaci
Ferdinand Jay Smith
|Editing by||Gary Hines
|Running time||58 min.|
The story was adapted by James A. DeVinney from a play by John Wheatcroft. The original play, entitled Ofoeti, was telecast in 1966, on NET Playhouse, winning a National Television Award that year for best original television play.
12-year-old Paul would like nothing more than for the magical trolls and mermaids he reads about in his favorite story to be real. He goes searching for a real troll and finally meets one named Ofoeti, who has friends like Kalotte, a mermaid, and Socrates, a talking turtle. Soon the mermaid's home is threatened by an evil bridge builder. Paul also discovers that Ofoeti is dying and has less than a day to live. Paul must see if he has what it takes to risk everything and save his new friends.
|Nicolle Cherubini||Pretty Girl|
|David Crawford||Paul's Father|
|James A. DeVinney||Guard|
|Winnie Flynn||Paul's Mother|
|Paul Gertner||Olaf the Great|
|Larry Harris||Basketball Player|
|William H. Macy (credited as W.H. Macy)||Socrates|
|Richard B. Shull||Doorman/Narrator|
- John Tiech (2012). Pittsburgh Film History: On Set in the Steel City. The History Press. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-1-60949-709-5.
- John Wheatcroft (1991). Our Other Voices: Nine Poets Speaking. Bucknell University Press. pp. 197–. ISBN 978-0-8387-5196-1.
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