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The Stranger Within (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  27 November 1990 (USA)
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A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.

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Complete credited cast:
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Mark (as Rick Schroder)
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Mare Blackburn
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Dan
Clark Sandford ...
Capt. Bender
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Phil Bender
Pamela Danser ...
Emma
Ross Swanson ...
Luke: age 3
Dale Dunham ...
Milo
Oliver Osterberg ...
Joe
Kelsey Rose ...
Jill
Zachary Hunke ...
Jason
Suzanne Egli ...
Policewoman
James Harris ...
Doctor
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Mare's live is dominated by the kidnapping of her three year old little boy. After 12 years she is pleasantly surprised to find Mark standing before her on the door step pretending to be her son. After a while her joy turns into fear and panic after it becomes clear that the young man is a dangerous psychopath. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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When Dan is taking a bath Mark/Luke brings in a tape and tape recorder with something for Dan to listen to and puts it on a shelf above the tub. While Dan and Mark/Luke are talking, Mark/Luke goes to leave and accidentally pulls on the electrical cord with his foot causing the tape recorder to fall towards the bathtub full of water which would supposedly electrocute Dan. Mark/Luke catches the tape recorder before it can fall into the bathtub full of water and Dan is saved. The problem is that the electrical cord is very clearly pulled completely out of the tape recorder and falls to the floor as soon as it begins to fall. When we change to a different camera view the cord magically has been reinserted into the socket of the tape recorder, which is only 12 volts as evidenced by the AC adapter in the plug in the wall which is shown in a camera shot when Mark/Luke pulls on the tape recorder cord with his foot causing it to fall. See more »

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Very good AND very disturbing!
2 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This has to be Rick Schoeder's most 'differrent' (for lack of a better term) role to date, in my opinion. I don't think his performance in "Bad Seed" comes even CLOSE to this one. His turn as "Mark" I would have to say HAS to be one of the ten creepiest characters EVER portrayed on film! The thing I remember most about this movie were the sketches that "Mark" had. Those were some of the creepiest pieces I've ever seen. I think that the 'fear factor' of this movie is underrated when taking those sketches into account. I would have to give it a 10 simply for the fact that this was a television movie, when it was honestly creepy enough for a theater release. Get the popcorn and turn off the lights for this one, but only if you're ready for the nightmares to come!


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