The Prince of Central Park (1977 film)
The Prince of Central Park is a 1977 made for television movie starring T. J. Hargrave, Lisa Richards and Ruth Gordon, and featuring Brooke Shields.
|The Prince of Central Park|
|Directed by||Harvey Hart|
|Produced by||Philip Capice Harvey Hart|
|Written by||Evan Rhodes Jeb Rosebrook|
|Starring||T. J. Hargrave
Marc VahanianBrooke Shields
|Music by||Arthur B. Rubinstein|
|Cinematography||Victor J. Kemper|
|Edited by||Herbert H. Dow Marjorie Fowler|
The movie tells the story of 12 year old J.J. and his younger sister Laurie, who in the aftermath of the death of their parents escape an abusive foster mother and find refuge in an abandoned tree house in Central Park.
While relying on their own wits to survive and and displaying a childlike but mature sibling companionship, they adopt a stray dog ‘Shadow’, make their new fort home safe and comfortable, dubbing themselves the Prince and Princess of Central Park.
Hesitantly they befriend a lonely old lady, Mrs Miller, joining together to fight against lurking evil in the form of delinquent teenage mugger Elmo.
- T. J. Hargrave as J.J.
- Lisa Richards as Laurie
- Ruth Gordon as Mrs Miller
- Marc Vahanian as Elmo
- Brook Shields as Kristin
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- Shales, Tom (17 June 1977). "Prince Of Central Park': A Joy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
Category:1977 movies Category:Movies based on novels Category:Movies set in New York City
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