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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
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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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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Version of La maison des renards (1975) See more »

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A -good- TV movie --- go figure!
18 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is about as good as a TV-movie can get. I saw it when it first appeared on TV in 1986, and looked for it for the next 12 years, as it couldn't be found on video, then without warning, this excellent film hit video and cable on The Mystery Channel. The plot is not original, but it is a clever idea to borrow, and it has a helluva twist at the end, and it leaves you hanging all the way until that last minute. Fred "Herman Munster" Gwynne does a wonderful job, as well as Mike "MASH's B.J. Honeycutt" Farrell.


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