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form y separately published work icon Harlequin single work   film/TV   fantasy   mystery  
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 Harlequin
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A modernised version of the legend of Rasputin, Harlequin follows an up-and-coming politician, Nick Rast, whose son Alex is ill with leukemia. Into Rast's life comes a mysterious faith healer, Gregory Wolfe: Wolfe seemingly cures Alex, and Rast's wife Sandy falls in love with the mysterious stranger. But Rast's colleagues and enemies both mis-trust Wolfe's influence and crave his power.

The Rast family (whose surname is 'tsar' backwards) share first names with the Romanovs: Nick (Nicholas II), Sandy (Alexandra Feodorovna/ Alix of Hesse), and Alex (Alexei Nikolaevich). Similarly, Gregory Wolfe is named for Grigori Rasputin.


  • The trailer for this film is available to watch via YouTube: (Sighted 1/6/2012)

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