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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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Mark (as Rick Schroder)
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Mare Blackburn
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Dan
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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 ...
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James Harris ...
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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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27 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Mark Woodward, ange ou démon?  »

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In the wide-angle shot of Mark/Luke setting up the tape player on the shelf next to Dan's bathtub, we see him open the cassette-compartment lid. But then a moment later in a closeup shot where he inserts the cassette tape into the player, he opens the lid again. See more »

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First class acting!
24 March 1999 | by (Antwerpen, Belgium) – See all my reviews

"The Stranger Within" is one of those stories that keeps you glued to your seat untill the end!

Having your 3-year old son abducted in a grocery-store is every mother's nightmare. After several years of pain and guilt Mare found some happiness with her new boyfriend Dan. What is she going to do when one day a handsome boy appears on her doorstep claiming to be her long lost abducted son? Can he prove who he claims to be? Is it a setup? What is his gain by tormenting Mare with her past? Will Mare choose between her new boyfriend and her son? The chemistry between Rick Schröder and Kate Jackson is incredible! Both actors give a top notch performance resulting in horrific screen moments and tension. You keep on guessing untill the end whether or not Mark is the lost son! Whatever the outcome, this movie stays in your memory for many years to come!

A word of advice: do not go near the frozen lake!


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