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Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)

Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta (original title)
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal ... See full summary »

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(as Martin Herbert)

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(screenplay) (as Vincent Mann), (screenplay) (as Frank Clark)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Tony Saitta
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Sgt. Ned Matthews
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Dr. George Tracer
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Julie Foster
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Louise Saitta
Jean LeClerc ...
Robert Tracer (as Jean Leclerc)
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Margie Cohn
Jean Marchand
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(as Antony Forest)
Andrée St-Laurent ...
(as Andree St. Laurent)
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(as Peter Mac Neil)
Julie Wildman
James Tapp
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
(as Jerome Thibergien)
Terence G. Ross ...
(as Terence Ross)
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An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was. Written by Ørnås

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Walk with her if you dare...for every step will bring you closer, closer, closer to the meaning of fear! See more »


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Release Date:

9 March 1976 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Strange Shadows in an Empty Room  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Clips of the car chase from this film are used in the Geico commercials "Do dogs chase cats?" See more »

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Lots of action, not much else
29 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A middle-aged Canadian policeman chases clues and leads, beats various people (including a group of transvestites!) and, in the film's most memorable scene, instigates a 20-minutes long car chase through Montrael whilst attempting to solve the sudden and mysterious death of his kid sister at a party she was attending. Plenty of action to hold the audience's attention, but it gets a bit too violent at times, Stuart Whitman was too old to play this Dirty Harry-wannabe character, and the plot is unconvincing in its resolution (She was into transvestites and was killed over a plastic necklace?) A bit of a sense of humour would have helped the film also, as Whitman's character is too unlikeable to elicit any sympathy.


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