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Night of the Hunter (1991)

A false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man's family to find where he hid the money from a robbery.

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Lieutenant
Bobby McLamb ...
Parson
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Store Owner
George Nannarello ...
Bingo Caller
Jeffrey Pillars ...
Mechanic (as Jeff Pillars)
Pat Hall ...
Pentecostal Witness
Dick Olsen ...
Fire Chief
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A false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man's family to find where he hid the money from a robbery.

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He brought God to the community and terror to an innocent family [Video] See more »

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5 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Die Nacht des Jägers  »

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At the beginning of the second sequence in the doll factory, when Mrs. Spon approaches Willa to tell her it's lunchtime. See more »

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OK, so it's not Laughton/Mitchum ......
4 January 2006 | by (norwich, uk) – See all my reviews

I will begin by stating that the original of this film is one of my all time favourites so have no axe to grind against it. I watched this on TV out of pure curiosity fully expecting to become outraged by its very existence. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. The team behind this have made no attempt to copy the original (wise decision) and have created a stand alone piece of work. Although hampered by an obvious lack of budget the film succeeds in creating a brooding atmosphere of violence and terror, especially in the rain washed opening. Chamberlain, despite looking as if he has been embalmed, gives us a sturdy portrayal of the preacher. Not as psychotic as Mitchum's but an evil, greedy man. The kids are OK too alhtough a little 'cute' at times. The ending is a bit of a let down but it didn't destroy what had gone on before. If you can put the original out of your mind you will be able to enjoy this for what it is. A solid workmanlike version of a rattling good yarn.


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