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Shadow Play (1986)

A playwright who's staying with the mother of her fiance on a remote island, is haunted by his spirit, who is believed to have committed suicide.

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Morgan Hanna (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
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Millie Crown
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John Crown
Barry Laws ...
Jeremy Crown
Delia Salvi ...
Bette
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Byron
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Archie
Juleen Murray ...
Sarah
Michele Mariana ...
Lois
Bob Griggs ...
Conroy
Marjorie Card Hughes ...
Sophie
Richard Wiltshire ...
Dr. Feldman
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Mya Chamberlin ...
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A playwright who's staying with the mother of her fiance on a remote island, is haunted by his spirit, who is believed to have committed suicide.

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Frightened by the future, haunted by the past....The two worlds of Morgan Hanna are about to shatter

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20 September 1986 (USA)  »

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There are three lighthouses on Orcas Island. Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, Burrows Island Lighthouse and Patos Island Lighthouse. See more »

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When Morgan strikes the mirror with her fist, she only impacts one point of it as it shows where her fist struck but as she falls to the floor there is another point of impact on the mirror that she could not have possibly made. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Hanna: In sleep I am awake once more.
Morgan Hanna: A sleight of hand I have perfected to dream in color every night.
Morgan Hanna: Primary colors, primal heartbeats, tearing at my senses, softening my shell.
Morgan Hanna: The taste of you is on my tongue again and I will graze 'til morning.
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E.T. phone lighthouses
22 December 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Shadow Play" is mostly a corny movie, but it's still pretty enjoyable. Dee Wallace -- Elliot's mom in "E.T." -- plays a playwright who returns to Orcas Island, Washington, near where her lover lost his life some years earlier...but did he totally go away? And what role does the island's lighthouse play? The movie isn't exactly frightening. It's more about the woman's almost fanatical obsession with her lover. And besides, we get to see some great shots of the Puget Sound (if you've never been to the San Juan Islands, you should definitely go there). It's basically the sort of movie that you rent if you want to pass time. But don't get me wrong, it's still pretty fun. Also starring Cloris Leachman.


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