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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

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The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker... See full summary »

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Sharon Martin
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Artie Taggart
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Steve Peterson
Shawn von Schreiber ...
Julie Peterson
Barbara Baxley ...
Lally
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Detective Taylor
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Bill Lufts
Maggie Task ...
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Roy Poole ...
Walter Kurner
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Roger Perry
Eleanor Phelps ...
Glenda Perry
Joanne Dorian ...
Nina Peterson
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Detective Marlowe
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Big Bum (as David Brooks)
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The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker below Grand Central Station, the two plot their escape while the police try to track the kidnaper. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Beneath New York's Grand Central Station, a killer can hide, victims can disappear... and a million witnesses will never know it happened.

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9 September 1982 (Netherlands)  »

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Not scary for these days, but good
26 October 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I remember when I watched this movie in the late 80's in my country on TV, many years after it got released, I was around 6 or 7, and I remembered some scenes that totally freaked me out. After that, my mother didn't let me watch the rest, and then I could not find it anywhere because I didn't remember the name. I finally found it a couple of days ago, and I stared remembering the scenes that frighten me when I was a kid. Right now that we have movies like A Serbian Movie, Hostel, The Human Centipede, and on and on, where everything is super explicit, and hardly ever any survivors, same as perfect makeup effects, so watching a vintage movie where there is no blood at all, where you see always a way to escape (I tend to do that in all the movies where someone is trapped), perhaps you won't find it really thrilling, but if you consider the time period where it was made, with the effects that were available at that time, and the time when the action happens, 1980, with no cellphones, no internet, no DNA tests, and many other details, it is scary, and still believable.


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