The Wizard of Loneliness (film)

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The Wizard of Loneliness
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Directed by Anne Riley
Produced by Thom Tyson
Written by Nancy Larson
Jenny Bowen
Based on The Wizard of Loneliness
by John Nichols
Starring Lukas Haas
Lea Thompson
Lance Guest
Dylan Baker
John Randolph
Cinematography Richard Bowen
Edited by Lisa Day
Distributed by Skouras Pictures
Release date
  • September 2, 1988 (1988-09-02)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $144,566

The Wizard of Loneliness is a 1988 American drama film 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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