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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 ...
Second Paramedic
Paul Coeur ...
Pilot (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Grant Lowe ...
Desk Clerk
Linda Mackay ...
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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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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Version of Die Falle (1960) See more »

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The plot may not hold up to close scrutiny ... but the movie is enjoyable ....
14 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elliott Gould in "Vanishing Act", reminds me somewhat of his performance in the excellent "The Silent Partner". His character in both films seems to be grossly underestimated. The acting here is totally acceptable, and the Levinson - Link "Columbo" writing influence is fairly obvious. I am not sure if the intricate plot will hold up to close scrutiny, but the movie is enjoyable. The mountainous ski resort location is not taken advantage of at all, and as another reviewer has mentioned, the limited sets smack of the TV budget. All that being said, a non obvious script is the strong point here, and it will not disappoint those looking for the unexpected. - MERK


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