MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 873 this week

Shadows and Fog (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  20 March 1992 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 12,235 users  
Reviews: 72 user | 36 critic

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 24 Aug 2014
 
a list of 46 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shadows and Fog" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shadows and Fog (1991)

Shadows and Fog (1991) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shadows and Fog.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alice (1990)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna
September (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Elaine Stritch, Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer
Another Woman (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper
Radio Days (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1920s New York, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly
Zelig (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan
Interiors (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kirby ...
Killer
...
...
Hacker
...
Vigilante
...
Vigilante
...
Vigilante (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Camille Saviola ...
Landlady
Tim Loomis ...
Dwarf
Katy Dierlam ...
Fat Lady
...
...
Clown
...
Marie
Dennis Vestunis ...
Strongman
...
Doctor
...
Prostitute
Edit

Storyline

A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbors who wants his help to track down a strangler who has been killing people all over town. The citizens form vigilance committees, but when Kleinman has dressed, his neighbors have disappeared. Meanwhile a circus has come to town. Irmy and Paul are two of the artists. After a fight, Irmy leaves the circus in the middle of the night. Eventually she meets Kleinman, scared and alone. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sombras y niebla  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,735,731 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire picture is set during night-time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hacker: Kleinman, Kleinman, open up! Kleinman! We know you're in there!
See more »

Connections

References M (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cannon Song from Little Threepenny Music
(1928)
By Kurt Weill
Performed by Canadian Chamber Ensemble
Conducted by Raffi Armenian
Courtesy of CBC Records - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not for everyone, but what is???
10 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

It's amusing to see people getting so upset at not "getting" a film others call great that they'll denigrate not only the film, but the people who made it and anyone who does like it. There seems to be a lot of that with Woody Allen. Stand-up comics aren't supposed to make great films. Fortunately, Woody doesn't care what people think he's "supposed" to do.

And make no mistake, "Shadows and Fog" is a great film. Not merely an homage to the German expressionists, it abounds in the philosophies Woody has discussed in all his films: god, love, death, sanity and craziness, honesty, cruelty, tyranny, humanity. The characters in this, one of the best of his screenplays, are all individuals, all facets of Woody's immense understanding of the common man. The scene in the brothel is stunning in its casual ordinariness. Kleinman (translation, "little man,") is all of us, in the shadow and fog of confusing times. Consider the line he delivers just before he blows pepper in the crowd's face: "I never did anything to deserve getting in trouble." The irony here is that much of the fascism that overtook Europe came because too many good people did nothing. The lesson was as significant when Woody made the film as during the time depicted, and just as significant today. A great film, 10/10.


50 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is a masterpiece wickedcapedkid-1
Liked It Up Until The Ending JasonLeeSmith
ANY CHANCE OF A DVD? rodmiller
Woody's love-it-or-hate-it films BlueChair
John Cusack question Hedwig378
Song in Shadows and fog a3aenz
Discuss Shadows and Fog (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?