Johnny Oddball (1985)

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    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction

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Documentary on Michael Cooper, nicknamed Mini, who was a Child arsonist and has been in psychiatric care for most of his life. In 1975 a BBC documentary was made about him, which he now sees for the first time. Now aged 21, Cooper has been released, and hopes to be a magician with the name Johnny Oddball.

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