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The Guardian (1990)

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Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sterling's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to... See full summary »

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Molly Sheridan (as Natalia Nogulich)
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Allan Sheridan
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Arlene Russell
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Ray Reinhardt ...
Dr. Klein
Jacob Gelman ...
Scotty
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Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sterling's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to Camilla and asks her out. She refuses, but Ned follows her and discovers that she is not quite human. Camilla discovers that she has been followed and Ned is pursued. He leaves a desperate message for Phil and Kate which reveals that Camilla has special plans for baby Jake. Written by brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za and drxcreatures@yahoo.com

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Tonight, while the world is asleep... an ancient evil is about to awaken.


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27 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vérszomjas dada  »

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$17,037,887 (USA)
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Actor 'Paul Rawson' was originally cast as, Scotty. Rawson fell ill weeks into production. Despite being 8 years old, devastated and ill, begged William Friedkin to shoot his scenes near the end of production. Friedkin couldn't afford to change most of the shooting schedule and therefor hired someone else. After seeing the finished film upon its release, Rawson has gone on to say that he was very grateful for having the flu when he did and still has his original script. See more »

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When Phil and Kate decide to visit Dr. Klein and drive to the hospital it is clearly day outside. When they take their son out of the hospital and drive back home it is suddenly night time. See more »

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Detective: There's no evidence that the woman you describe ever existed.
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Incidental Groove
Written by Joseph A. White, Stephen Sea and Roy Blumenfeld
Performed by Joseph A. White, Stephen Sea and Roy Blumenfeld
Produced by Joseph A. White, Stephen Sea and Roy Blumenfeld
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Nice Celtic theme
20 February 2005 | by (The Netherlands (Europe)) – See all my reviews

This film is not bad at all. It has the delicious Jenny Seagrove (from "A Woman Of Substance" fame), and some themes that come from the Celtic world, like living trees and baby-napping. Read all about The Green Man legend (Kingsley Amis wrote a novel about it, BBC did a very good documentary on it, Robin Hood and wood god Pan are one and the same according to it, some British Christian churches have him above their pillars). THE GUARDIAN is not as even as another Celtic themed film, THE WICKER MAN, and sometimes it is too Hollowoodish for its own good, but Friedkin's directing style is still superior to many others.

Try looking at this film with a burning white candle and some incense, and maybe some Clannad before and after. :-)


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