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Vanishing Act (1986)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Mystery  |  4 May 1986 (USA)
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In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married... See full summary »

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Harry Kenyon
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Chris Kenyon
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Father Macklin
Graham Jarvis ...
Dr. DeMarco
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Lieutenant Rudameyer
Heather Ward ...
Flute Girl (as Heather Ward Siegel)
Wally McSween ...
Banker
John Bluethner ...
First Paramedic
Howard Glassman ...
Second Paramedic
Paul Coeur ...
Pilot (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Grant Lowe ...
Desk Clerk
Linda Mackay ...
Bar Girl
Larry Musser ...
Basketball Referee
Tony Totino ...
Basketball Cop
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In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married Chris, from Philadelphia, in Las Vegas. They traveled to the Rockies on honeymoon and they had an argument the previous day, and Chris left their isolated cabin in her car. Harry also says that he is worried about her disappearance since she is not a good driver. Harry returns to his cabin and receives a phone call from the local priest, Father Macklin, who summons him to go to the church. Father Macklin tells says Chris is in the church waiting for him. When Harry sees Chris, he tells that she is not his wife; but the woman knows details of their lives and Harry is discredited by the evidences. Is a stranger impersonating Chris or is Harry delusional? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A beautiful stranger is posing as Harry's wife... Someone is lying... And you'll never guess who. Is it a scam or is it murder?

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Como en una pesadilla  »

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The UK video version was cut by 30 secs for a PG rating by the BBFC to edit a possibly imitable scene where a key is pushed out of a door lock using a wire coat-hanger. See more »

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Remake of Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969) See more »

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My Favourite Movie of all Times!!
7 June 2004 | by (Gold Coast, Australia) – See all my reviews

What a fabulous Movie. The Cast includes Elliott Gould, Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder and Fred Gwynne (of the Munsters fame). The story has more twists and turns than a tin of worms, but you are kept in suspense right up until the end. What a great plot. I have seen this movie more than a dozen times, I have it on VHS but would love to buy it on DVD, but unfortunately it does not seem to be available at this stage. Mike Farrell plays the distraught husband (Harry) whose wife seems to be missing, while Elliott Gould is great as the Lieutenant of Police and one of my favourite actors Fred Gwynne plays the Priest. Margot Kidder is also great in this Movie. And how could we forget "Max" the dog? I would equally rate this move with another called "Murder Ordained" which I also have on VHS and also DVD. I would recommend "Vanishing Act" to anyone who loves a great mystery with plenty of twists to the plot. I rate it 9/10


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