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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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Amy Bebout ...
Reid Binion ...
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Mary Nell Santacroce ...
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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 preached against 'suffer the little children.' Then he went out and practised it. [Video] See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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5 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Die Nacht des Jägers  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Version of The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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This movie should be erased from existence.
8 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

These comments are probably superfluous, since most viewers rated this a "one (awful)" -- as did I. Still I noticed 3 votes giving it a ten. Either they never saw the original or have confused this on with it. Yikes!

This made-for-TV monstrosity is the definitive case of why classic films should never be remade. Richard Chamberlain hams up his role to the point of unintentional laughs. But the unimaginative direction keeps the movie dull, so it doesn't work as camp, for those who like that sort of thing. It adds nothing new to the original story.

In the original, the movie was seen from the viewpoint of the children. The remake puts their horror secondary to the ridiculous performance of Richard Chamberlain's preacher.

To those who look favorably on this remake, please seek out the original at your video store. You will be in for a real treat.


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