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2 May 1986 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Heather Bolton ... Meg
David Letch ... The Man
Perry Piercy ... Mary Carmichael
Suzanne Lee ... Val
Margaret Umbers ... Samantha

Danny Mulheron ... Wayne
Gary Stalker ... Bruce
Michael Haigh ... Mr. Whitehorn
Phillip Gordon ... Clive
Kate Harcourt ... Meg's Mother
Jan Fisher ... Edith
Meriol Buchanan ... Woman with Dog
Ross Jolly ... Neighbour
Don Linke ... Martin
John Bullock ... Meg's Father
Jonathan Crayford ... Petrol Pump Attendant

Rebecca Gibney ... Clive's Secretary
Lewis Martin ... Jag Enthusiast (as Lew Martin)
Les Stone ... Jag Enthusiast
Frank Slobbe ... Tow Truck Driver

Ken Saville ... Man in Jaguar
Phillip Mills ... Man on Bus
Matty ... Cherry
Lee Hatherly ... Radio Voice (voice)
Hampson & Hiles ... Radio Voices (voice)

Directed by
Gaylene Preston 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elizabeth Jane Howard  story
Geoff Murphy  screenplay
Gaylene Preston  screenplay
Graeme Tetley  screenplay

Produced by
Robin Laing .... producer
Gaylene Preston .... co-producer
Don Reynolds .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Crayford 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn (director of photography) (as Thom Burstyn)
Film Editing by
Simon Reece 
Art Direction by
Mike Becroft 
Makeup Department
Marilyn McPherson .... hairdresser
Marilyn McPherson .... makeup artist
Shayne Radford .... specialist hairdresser (as Shane Radford)
Production Management
Pat Murphy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Linke .... second assistant director
John Samuels .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jonathan Crayford .... art department assistant
Bob Dolman .... construction
Robin Murphy .... standby props
Philip Taratoa .... props buyer (as Phil Taratoa)
Sound Department
Brent Burge .... assistant dubbing mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Tony Johnson .... post-production sound
Wayne Leonard .... boom operator
Cherie O'Shea .... assistant sound editor
Ken Saville .... sound recordist
Brian Shennan .... dubbing mixer
Chris Verburg .... assistant dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Matt Murphy .... special effects
Mark Taylor .... stunt driver
Petar Zivkovic .... stunt driver (as Peter Zivkovic)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alastair Allan .... grip assistant
Trou Bayliss .... grip
Alun Bollinger .... camera operator
Clare Clifford .... stills photographer
Belinda Crayford .... gaffer
Chris Graves .... focus puller (as Christopher Graves)
Danny Williams .... best boy
Danny Williams .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Stewart .... standby wardrobe
Editorial Department
Mike Hopkins .... assistant editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Music Department
Mike Booth .... musician: trumpet
Gary Clark .... engineer
Paul Dyne .... musican: bass
Dave Ginnane .... engineer
Robert Hagen .... engineer
Kelly Johnson .... lyricist
Kelly Johnson .... singer
Craig Walters .... musician: saxophone
Other crew
Helen Bollinger .... unit publicist
Des Culling .... production assistant
Euan Frizzell .... titles
Lyn Galbraith .... production secretary
Suzannah Morrison .... trainee production assistant
Lutz Schroeder .... lab supervisor
Margot Snellgrove .... continuity
Lee Anderson .... the producers wish to thank
Terry Crayford .... the producers wish to thank
Andy Grant .... the producers wish to thank
Barry Harbutt .... the producers wish to thank
Gerry Luhman .... the producers wish to thank
Sue May .... the producers wish to thank
Raywyn Moore .... the producers wish to thank
Malcolm Rowell .... the producers wish to thank
Mary Seddon .... the producers wish to thank
Jane Watt .... the producers wish to thank

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88 min
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Dark of the Night, 28 June 2011
Author: Toronto85 from Canada

A woman named Meg buys a beautiful jaguar for her upcoming road trip to her parents house. Once the sale is complete, she hits the open road. But late at night while she's stopped on the side of the road, something strange happens. She hears what sounds like a woman gasping for air in the backseat. She turns the car light on and it stops. Then when she turns the light off, the sound comes back. Meg brushes the incident off and goes to her parents. While on the way home, she picks up two hitchhikers - a man and a woman. After a while on the road, the female hitchhiker in the backseat disappears and the man says there never was a woman back there.

The woman she saw was Mary Carmichael, a woman who was believed to have been murdered years ago. We also discover that Mary used to own the jaguar up to the time of her death. Meg believes the car must be haunted, so she decides to sell it. A few days later, she sees the male hitchhiker all around town glaring at her. Is the car really haunted or is Meg losing touch with reality? And who is the man stalking her all around town? All are answered in an explosive ending.

I thought this New Zealand flick was a very good suspense thriller! The scenes with the hitchhiker that disappears from her car is VERY unsettling. There are many more moments like that throughout the movie. The beginning is very well done. The middle frame is a little slow and drags a bit, but towards the end of the film it really picks up. Almost impossible to find on DVD or VHS, but if you can - check it out for sure.


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