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  • Actors: Dean Stockwell, Stefanie Powers, James Stacy, Tina Chen, Elliott Street
  • Directors: Walter Grauman
  • Writers: Anthony Wilson, James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin
  • Producers: Walter Grauman, Anthony Wilson, David Silver
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: December 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0011ACRAE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,084 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Paperman (1971)" on IMDb

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SYNERGY Entertainment is a NYC based DVD-R manufacturer. Their "Archive Series" videos offer no commentary, deleted scenes, subtitles or other bonus features. Dubs are "best available source" and can vary from very good to only fair.

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PAPER MAN is a drama that borders on science fiction. Here, four students assign a credit card to a fake identity by manipulating data banks. Much like "HAL" in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968), their cyber-creation battles against its own deletion, to the extent that three of the four end up dead!

This made-for-TV movie long ago warned that tampering with then-burgeoning computer technology could have disastrous consequences. Although this message remains relevant and professional hackers and viruses seem a part of our daily lives, from a distance of almost 40 years the primitive equipment of that bygone era is amusingly quaint.

By the time PM aired in November of 1971, tiny internets were already operational on college campuses. The first, ARPANET linked UCLA and SRI and came into existence in October, '69. Eastern universities offered their own versions of ARPANET. Yale for one had a barebones room with keyboards and monochrome monitors where students could "chat" with like minds elsewhere, play chess with an unseen partner, or contemplate design changes that would one day give rise to the Web as we now know it.

"Paper Man" is available from ALPHA VIDEO on a DVD two-fer, along with AGENCY (1980).
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Computing the way it was and the way they saw it would be in the future. Add to this a mystery that may rival Stephen King fans.

Avery Jensen (Dean Stockwell) is discussing how all the computers in town are linked together. Some rambunctious students see this as and advantage to getting a credit card. So they get fellow student, Karen McMillan (Stefanie Powers) and a young cutie to vamp Avery into making a man on paper. Everything is going swimmingly until the paper man purchase a gun and grows an unnecessary birth certificate. Now it looks as though the computer has a mind of its own and the creators are meeting with a mysterious demise. It also seems mysterious that Avery seems immune.

It is interesting to see the actors as they were in this movie the Lisa (Tina Chen) that teaches the computer to say breath (death) is in the movie "Three Days of the Condor".

Three Days of the Condor
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Here's a movie that could do with an update. It's not bad, considering the 1971 date and it was a made-for-tv movie. A college student gets a credit card in the mail for a person that doesn't exist. He and 3 other friends decide to use the card, but before they can do that, they recruit computer whiz Dean Stockwell to create an identity for this nonexistent person (Paper Man). Strangely, the movie never shows how they use the card, but that's not really that important as one by one these friends are killed off. Which one of the group is killing them? And why? It's worth getting to the reveal at the end. But is it the end? I'd love to see a serious remake of this movie in the current time. But it's definitely worth watching. The Amazon rating system is bogus as it over-inflates the rating to make crappy movies seem good. On a ten point scale, its worth a 6. IMHO.
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When a college student gets a credit card by accident, he enlists the help of his friends to create the PAPER MAN (a fictitious person) of the title. The group, including Stefanie Powers (DIE DIE MY DARLING, THE ASTRAL FACTOR) and Dean Stockwell (THE DUNWICH HORROR, CREEPY CRAWLERS), has fun creating more and more personal information for the imaginary "Henry Norman", until someone or something begins killing them off one by one! PAPER MAN is a fairly creepy, made-for-TV thriller from 1971. Extra points for the gigantic, room-filling central computer, and for Stockwell's Mountainous hair and mammoth sideburns!... P.S.- Watch for the girl-running-down-the-hallway scene that Neil Marshall recreated in THE DESCENT...
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I watched this movie on amazon prime instaview because it stared Dean Stockwell (actor from Kim, one of my favorites). The movie was a low grade "B" movie --- the acting wasn't that good, the story was bad and the images in the film itself were not sharp.
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