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Shadow of a Stranger (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller  -  7 December 1992 (USA)
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Ted and Sarah Clinton notice a boat being violently hurled around by a storm just off their beach-house and go out to help the occupants, a young teacher called Vanessa and her boyfriend ... See full summary »

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Sarah Clinton
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Ted Clinton
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Shawn
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Robert Logan
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Vanessa
Deryl Hayes ...
Gus
Colleen Winton ...
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Ted and Sarah Clinton notice a boat being violently hurled around by a storm just off their beach-house and go out to help the occupants, a young teacher called Vanessa and her boyfriend Shawn. But when it turns out that the boat belongs to an old couple who have just mysteriously disappeared, they find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue and murder. Written by Jonathan Ridsdale <JR@kingston.ac.uk>

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Visible or bright sunlight (and once a shot of bright blue sky) during all daytime scenes when there is an ongoing thunder and lightning storm with constant rainfall. See more »

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25 August 2004 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

When a lawyer and his hot model wife head off to their beach house for some much needed time together, things start getting spooky. On screen two different things are happening for the viewer. What's going on is a nice little mystery/suspense story but what we actually see with our eyes is a mess. Mr. Stevenson, Ms. Samms, and especially Ms. Chen all played their parts well enough, probably about as best they could. There was a serious problem, though, with the kinda long-haired shooter dude. It seemed to me as if the director asked him to be like Keanu Reeves only more stupid with a tinge of psycho thrown in for added ridiculousness. The result: an absolutely ludicrous character that brought this movie down... and considering this is a Made-for-TV movie the only place it likely could go was down. The budget was so small I think real models spend more per week on shoes than the amount that went into this production. Fake rain with sunlight all around was constant and totally pathetic. The fact the finale of the movie occurred precisely during the 4th of July fireworks was just too much of a coincidence. The beautiful coastal British Columbia scenery and the Porsche 911 are the only stars here. The story had potential, was a little predictable but not overly so. Unfortunately the mega-small budget, some bad acting, and incompetent directing just ruined this. It is completely beyond me how on Earth anyone could watch this and decide it's a great movie and worth a vote of `10.' Not even close. This is not an A grade movie by any stretch unless perhaps the viewer is quite mentally incapable of rational decision making. This deserves more like a grade of: D-


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