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Shadows and Fog (1991)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  20 March 1992 (USA)
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

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Cast

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

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20 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Sombras y niebla  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,735,731 (USA)
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Fred Gwynne:  As one of Hacker's Followers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hacker: Kleinman, Kleinman, open up! Kleinman! We know you're in there!
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Featured in Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002) See more »

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When the White Lilacs Bloom Again
(1928)
Music by Franz Doelle
Poem by Fritz Rotter
Performed by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra (as The Jack Hylton Orchestra)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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nice addition to the collection
7 November 2002 | by (La La Land) – See all my reviews

Shadows and fog are everywhere in Shadows and Fog, one of Woody's most visually impressive pieces. One of his better chosen casts as well. (Check out William H Macy in a brief bit as a cop) Full of big ideas and classic comic bits, including all the great scenes at the brothel. Once again Woody's love of magic plays a part in the story. Some of his best zingers, too ( "They say a deranged killer has the strength of 10 men... I have the strength of a very small boy... with polio" -now that's funny.)Each character, main or brief, has a nice moment on screen, especially Julie Kavner in her best Marge Simpson voice playing Kleinman's bitter ex fiancee. She's hilarious. Loathe him or admire him: Allen always makes you think.


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