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A Stranger Among Us (1992)

 -  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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Mara
Lee Richardson ...
Rebbe
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Nick
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Ariel
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Lt. Oliver
Burtt Harris ...
Emily's Father
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Tony Baldessari
Chris Latta ...
Chris Baldessari (as Chris Collins)
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Yaakov Klausman
Ro'ee Levi ...
Mendel
David Rosenbaum ...
Mr. Klausman
Ruth Vool ...
Mrs. Klausman
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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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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 position of Melanie's handbag when she visits her father. See more »

Quotes

Shayna: It's in the Kabbalah. Women understand the world better than men do. And that is why they weep more often.
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Lame story and mediocre acting but good portrayal of Hasidim
9 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is not much of a plot in this movie and fortunately it wastes relatively little time in developing it. Melanie Griffith is miscast as a cop. However, her acting, while not great, is not as bad as some have said. The main point of the movie, as far as I am concerned, is to portray aspects of the Hasidic community, which most people do not know much about. This movie tells much more about the Hasidim than Witness told of about the Amish. For this alone the movie is worth watching.


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