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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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Ronald Thompson
Frank Hamilton ...
Bill Lufts
Maggie Task ...
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Roy Poole ...
Walter Kurner
Maurice Copeland ...
Roger Perry
Eleanor Phelps ...
Glenda Perry
Joanne Dorian ...
Nina Peterson
Stephen Strimpell ...
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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Loved it, slightly biased though.
19 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a Connoisseur of all things Kate Mulgrew, I'm somewhat biased in this one. She portrays Sharon Martin with ease, although horror has never been her fortay. She has a flare for the dramatic which is played out well in this film, aiding in the sympathizing of her character's plight. As for an actual review, this movie rates in effect up there with the Shining. You know when the bend in the corner is, and every point is virtually expected... it's a true "Here's Johnny" moment. However, if you enjoy the smaller budget horror films of the early 80s this one is well worth it. I LOVED it. Again, a biased opinion, but if you like Kate Mulgrew and Rip Torn, you're set.


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