Night of the Hunter (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  5 May 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Bebout ...
Reid Binion ...
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Bobby McLamb ...
Store Owner
George Nannarello ...
Bingo Caller
Jeffrey Pillars ...
Mechanic (as Jeff Pillars)
Pat Hall ...
Pentecostal Witness
Dick Olsen ...
Fire Chief


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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Also Known As:

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 »


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

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It's a generational problem.......
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We LOVE Robert Mitchum, so any remake of his movies will have tough shoes to fill. I never even KNEW there was a remake until seeing it in a video store. It was, as most remakes, made by someone in a NEW generation w/o the ability to put the embodiment of the characters' responses to a "taboo-subject" story; one so delicately but INGENIOUSLY by Charles Lawton IN that era. It was BRILLIANTLY directed and acted; and that ability is now lost as NO subject seems to be taboo. Same thing with "Cape Fear" when remade. Despite the fact that it was Robert DeNiro, it STLL was missing something. About the comment? Tip? It's "Willa", not "Lylah"; and she was played by DIANA SCARWID in the remake

  • NOT Dianne Weist...perhaps you saw a different movie.

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