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Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | | Thriller | April 1975 (UK)
Amid public warnings about a dangerous mental hospital escaped patient, British babe Belle Adams hitches rides on the highway with various motorists, including a voyeur sexual pervert.

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Steven's Girl Friend (as Juliet Ackroyd)
Roger Nott ...
Motorcycle Policeman
Norman Tyrrell ...
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After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat mysterious young man, who she comes to suspect may be a dangerous escapee from a mental asylum. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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the final credits appear over a shot in which we see through a peephole two male nurses walk away See more »

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A Fantastic Psychological-Thriller
22 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simon Ward and Hayley Mills are both outstanding in this one. This is one of the best movies I have seen in a while... I've seen this one years ago and forgotten about it and forgot what happens - I only remember seeing it once upon a time. I can say I am impressed and will want to watch this one again.

An escapee has left the mental institution. Belle has just missed her train, wants to get back home and catches a ride with a crazy trucker but she manages to get away from him and is stranded on the road. Stephen had seen her earlier at the tavern where she left with the man, recognized her and gave her a lift. From that point on, we can see the strange behavior of Stephen. Even Belle had her strange ways that explained her stand-off behavior yet seemed to have an odd trust in Stephen. Belle seems to kinda like Stephen, she even helps him out a time or two. During flashbacks we can see Belle's past and Stephen's past... it helps to explain their behavior. They end up going more places together than where Belle wanted to go in the first place. At one point, Belle ends up with another strange man that picks her up after a mix-up with Stephen but Belle and Stephen end up back together. Belle and Stephen really seemed like a match made in Heaven until the very end.

9.5/10


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