The Wizard of Loneliness (film)

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The Wizard of Loneliness
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Directed byJenny Bowen
Produced byThom Tyson
Written byNancy Larson
Jenny Bowen
Based onThe Wizard of Loneliness
by John Nichols
StarringLukas Haas
Lea Thompson
Lance Guest
Dylan Baker
John Randolph
CinematographyRichard Bowen
Edited byLisa Day
Distributed bySkouras Pictures
Release date
  • September 2, 1988 (1988-09-02)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$144,566

The Wizard of Loneliness is a 1988 American drama film directed by Jenny Bowen and starring Lukas Haas, Lea Thompson, Lance Guest, Dylan Baker, and John Randolph. It is based on the 1966 book of the same name by John Nichols. It is notable for being the first film that David Moscow was cast in.


Young Wendall Oler is sent to live with his Aunt Sybil and Uncle John when his father is called on to fight in World War II. Lonely and unhappy, Wendall harbors the delusion that he possesses amazing powers and becomes involved in some family secrets.[1]



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