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Vanishing Act (1986)

PG | | Mystery | TV Movie 4 May 1986
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
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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 ...
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Paul Coeur ...
Pilot (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Grant Lowe ...
Desk Clerk
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Bar Girl
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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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4 May 1986 (USA)  »

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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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Remade as Lovushka dlya odinokogo muzhchiny (1990) See more »

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A great story, a watchable film.
24 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Levinson and Link, the Columbo and McCloud guys threw together this modern mystery and it's too bad (that it's thrown together), because the story is quite marvelous, actually.

The film suffers from limited locations and characters. The casting is TV-Movie all the way with Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, and Eliott Gould getting the bulk of the screen time. Fred Gwynne (don't we all love Fred Gwynne?) does a nice turn in a smaller role..

If you make it through the first 20 minutes of needless expanse, you'll wonder into an interesting little mystery with plenty of surprises.

Well worth watching on a rainy afternoon.


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