MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,621 this week

Shadowman (1988)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 32 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The story of a war refugee who's hiding in Amsterdam.

Director:

(as Piotr Andreyev)

Writer:

(as Piotr Andreyev)
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 05 Jun 2011
 
a list of 181 titles
created 22 Jan 2014
 
a list of 10 titles
created 12 Feb 2014
 
a list of 512 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shadowman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shadowman (1988)

Shadowman (1988) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shadowman.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Richard Thomas, Susan Tyrrell, Deborah Benson
The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Hulce, Peter Friedman
Melancholia (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a mysterious phone call upsets and threatens the life of his family Axel Blaze must confront his paranoia and protect his family at the same time

Director: Andi Engel
Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Susannah York, Ulrich Wildgruber
The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: David Elliott, Albert Stratton, Michael Tolan
Fearless (1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez
Parenthood (1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
Amadeus (1984)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Scandal (1989)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda
Turtle Diary (1985)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo. They meet and form an odd, but sympathetic camaraderie as they ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Richard Johnson
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter
Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood
Shadow Man (2006)
Short | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Nathan Kitada
Stars: Teddy Chen Culver, Scott Casperson, Emil Lin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Theo
...
Shadowman / David Rubenstin
...
Monique
Trudy Labij ...
Mevrouw Christine Wisse
...
Fuchs
Karin Bloemen ...
Bella
Hans Hoes ...
Brosch
...
Postbode
Jasper Faber ...
Barman
Roelant Radier ...
Hunter (as Roeland Radier)
Vincent Lancee ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

David (Hulce) is a Polish refugee seeking the help of a Dutch man (Krabbe) who helps get these poor souls to safety... for a price. When it's discovered that David has no money to buy his freedom, Theo tells him he can't stay and has to leave in the morning. But afraid for his life, David remains in the attic (where Theo has stashed him) and becomes a man in the shadows... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek cien  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moving Portrayal!
11 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The beauty of Shadowman lies in the brilliant portrayal of the title character by TOM HULCE*.

David (Shadowman) is a Polish refugee seeking the help of a Dutch man (Theo) who helps get these poor souls to safety ... for a price. When it's discovered that David has no money to buy his freedom, Theo tells him he can't stay and has to leave in the morning. But afraid for his life, David remains in the attic (where Theo has stashed him) and becomes a man in the shadows ... Shadowman.

==============> *The tenderness and vulnerability of Shadowman could only be accomplished by the superb acting talents of TOM HULCE. Speaking with an impeccable Polish accent, Hulce makes us care about David from the first moment we see him on screen. If we could, we would reach into the screen and rescue David ourselves. Hulce achieves what every actor strives for in a role ... to make the character so real that the audience wants to see him helped and wants to know all they can about him.

This is, without a doubt, an Oscar-worthy performance and one of TOM HULCE's best!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Shadowman (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?