MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 50,247 this week

Shadows on the Wall (1986)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A reporter becomes the target of a murderer when he starts investigating a fifty-year-old murder/suicide case.

Director:

(as Patrick C. Poole)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 168 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 682 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 153 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 5294 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 71 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shadows on the Wall (1986)

Shadows on the Wall (1986) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shadows on the Wall.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Palmer Marshall, an engineering student with anxiety issues, builds a miraculous device capable of reaching far beyond our understanding of known space. But in breaking this new boundary ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Carland
Stars: Chris Kauffmann, Tim Fox, Nicole Lee Durant
Country (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A rocket containing bio-hazardous material to be disposed of by launching into space crashes in a remote wooded area. An army team is sent to recover it. One of the men is infected and ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Leo Rossi, Ted Prior, Denise Crosby
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley
Jackals (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.

Director: Gary Grillo
Stars: Jack Lucarelli, Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker
Eternity II (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

TV producer James has an extremely vivid dream, in which he is a prince struggling to keep the kingdom at peace against the wishes of his warfaring brother, while at the same time competing... See full summary »

Director: Steven Paul
Stars: Jon Voight, Armand Assante, Wilford Brimley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Shelly Burmeister-Gaylord ...
E.K. Gaylord II ...
Elmer Jeffcoat ...
...
(as Rex Lynn)
Michael J. Loggins ...
John L. Martin ...
Lou Michaels ...
Gregory Poudevigne
Tammy Roberts ...
...
Woody Watson ...
Edit

Storyline

A reporter becomes the target of a murderer when he starts investigating a fifty-year-old murder/suicide case.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It was an open-and-shut murder case. Until now.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sombras na Parede  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

You Can't Get the Hell Out of Texas
Written by Jim Stafford and John Hadley
Performed by Red Steagall
Copyright Tree International (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
DOES NOT PLEASE, ON ANY LEVEL.
27 May 2004 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

For a film to have significant appeal, it must have elements that make it memorable, but such is not the case in this instance where general production values in addition to sub-par post production activity sink the work from its beginning, despite earnest efforts from players in the cause of a plot that is cumbered with red herrings and illogicality. Clay Totin (Gary Swanson), investigative reporter for a large Chicago newspaper, for an undetermined reason goes to a small town in Texas to delve into an almost 50 year old murder and finds himself in the midst of a longstanding coverup apparently orchestrated by a locally-based United States Senator who has the town's residents in a Kremlin-like hold and who obviously is closely connected with the 1939 homicide of a cowboy film actor and his girl friend. Most members of the community seem to be strongly opposed to Clay's efforts to obtain a story, possible exceptions being a local deputy sheriff and a man (Wilford Brimley) who operates the local movie house, and of course an obligatory love interest - the Senator's daughter-in-law - but despite the script's meanderings and its flaws in continuity, a state of predictability colours the proceedings. The sound design must be indicted for its shrill effects and poor transfer, with quaint looping (characters speaking with closed mouths) while the opticals offer, seen through the everpresent murk of the piece, a seemingly endless procession of closeups depicting walking feet and hands reaching for doorknobs in this tiresome affair largely shot within and about an old hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas, and in other sectors of that State's lower Panhandle.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Filming Location queenb_923
Discuss Shadows on the Wall (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page