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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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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 ...
Mrs. Klausman
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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Close to Eden  »

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$12,282,994 (USA)
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Trivia

At the Sabbath meal the assembled group dances to a "niggun" (wordless melody) that is traditional among Lubavitch Chassidim. It is usually sung as a preparation to one of the Rebbe's discourses being repeated from memory, though; not as a slow circle-dance. 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: [Emily wants him to respond to her kiss] I can't!
Emily Eden: Can't or won't?
Ariel: It's the same thing.
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Referenced in Will & Grace: Star-Spangled Banter (2001) See more »

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by Roger Deller & Joe Misiti
Performed by The Turn-Ups
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A Look Into a Different World
1 February 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie, despite bad reviews and comments about Melanie Griffith's role being not suited to her. It takes a cynical worldly woman cop (Griffith) into the strange world of Orthodox Jews when she goes undercover to investigate a murder. Her gradual acceptance into that world and growing respect for their customs and traditions was very moving to me. The warmth in the family meals and celebrations can be felt by the viewer and lets you understand how this cloistered world with rules for everything starts to look good to a woman who is so jaded and cynical in her outlook on life. The attraction between her and a Talmudic student provides sexual tension to the storyline, and the concept of finding the one person in all the world who was meant for you was so romantic.


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