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A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 July 1992 (USA)
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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Ariel
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Levine
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Mara
Lee Richardson ...
Rebbe
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Nick
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Yaakov
Ro'ee Levi ...
Mendel
David Rosenbaum ...
Mr. Klausman
Ruth Vool ...
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Lt. Oliver
Edward Rogers III ...
Detective Tedford (as Ed Rogers III)
Maurice Schell ...
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 dangerous world of mystery and intrigue, she's going undercover searching for the truth. 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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This movie was used as the primary example of filmmaking on-set in Sidney Lumet's book "Making Movies" as he was shooting it at the time of writing. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ariel: I got a hot flash for you. Sex is nice.
Emily Eden: Sex is nice... How would you know?
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by Irving Berlin
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An introduction to real life
13 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Technically a mystery, the real focus was on the movement of Griffith from an OK life toward a real life. While she enjoyed being a cop and having a good partner, one quietly becomes aware of how shallow and lonely her life really is. No friends, no supportive family, no grounding, and certainly no joy.

Her immersion into a vibrant religious community slowly opens her eyes. The scene of the joy filled celebration of Sabbath is beautifully well done. Being treated as a daughter by the Rebbe who also understood what it meant to deal with evil as much as she did was key. That she is attracted to a handsome man is secondary to her attraction to what he represented - integrity, knowing who he was, using a range of natural and developed gifts, being an integral part of a supportive community, and finding joy within a chosen structure.

There is one rather violent scene, and the language while accurate, is questionable for all family members.


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