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A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  17 July 1992 (USA)
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Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken ... See full summary »

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Rebbe
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Yaakov
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Mendel
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Lt. Oliver
Edward Rogers III ...
Detective Tedford (as Ed Rogers III)
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Detective Marden
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Tony Baldessari
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Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in! Written by Anonymous

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In a world of unseen danger and unspoken passion, lies a mystery one woman is determined to solve. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and violence | See all certifications »
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17 July 1992 (USA)  »

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$12,282,994 (USA)
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James Gandolfini's film/television debut. See more »

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The shot of the newsstand shows the Israeli newspaper "Ma'ariv". The movie takes place in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, home mainly to Chassidim of the Satmar dynasty who have been extremely anti-Zionist since the mid 20th century and probably not customers of "Zionist entity" publications. Also, the English-Jewish paper "The Jewish Press" is on display. Since Yiddish is the first language of most Williamsburg chassidim the main papers on display should be in the Yiddish language; Der Yid and/or Der Blatt are the preferred reads. See more »

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Emily Eden: With due respect, sir, inside every honest man, there's a thief trying to get out...
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Can't understand comments
22 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Most comments refer to this as some kind of Witness rip-off. Sorry - just don't agree. Going 'undercover' in another culture was not patented by Witness. The parallels are just not there - so who was the 'Witness, in SAU? That's just one question. Then again if one has only 5 pigeon holes (or less) to file films into - then go ahead.

MG was just fine in the film - her voice is always going to be with her - and she's made it through 100 roles already with it.

The portrayal of the Hassidim was surely an education for many.

The 'background filming' was good - even as a born New Yorker - got to see some new 'shots'

The plot was there - but jumpy - I doubt very many predicted the killers - but did wonder why accomplices not revealed.

Sure there were inconsistencies and illogical stuff - but not any more than the bloody Crichton films which most of the time require you have to forget you have a brain - yet take themselves VERY seriously. SAU was not written as a documentary - it's overall flow was there - AND very much enjoyable.


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