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The Vagrant (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  15 May 1992 (USA)
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A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

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Graham Krakowski
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Lt. Ralf Barfuss
Marshall Bell ...
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Edie Roberts
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Judy Dansig
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Doattie
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Chuck
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Mr. Feemster
Teddy Wilson ...
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Derek Mark Lochran ...
Det. Lackson
Mildred Brion ...
Mrs. Howler
Brett Marston ...
Blonde Cop
Ken Love ...
Cop (Buzz)
Katherine Gosney ...
Graham's Mother
Steve Gates ...
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Graham is content! He has a just purchased a new house which he can afford due to his successful well okay job which also comes closer to him with a swell chance of picking up a great girlfriend as a bonus feature. Of course he is something of a suck up yuppie and his potential companion Judy Dansig is sex-crazed real estate agent. However his new home has unwanted guest, a disgraced destitute shrink, who sees a chance to carry on the mind games that led him to his current situation. As Graham starts finding pieces of those around him turning up in places like his fridge and with him getting the blame by the law. Graham struggles hard not to lose it, but that isn't easy as the deaths continue and he starts to even doubt his very own sanity! Written by Suspicious

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Lt. Ralf Barfuss: Pick the gun up
Graham Krakowski: Why?
Lt. Ralf Barfuss: So I can shoot you
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Two words: Bill Paxton. Two More: Enough Said...
26 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Vagrant tells the story of Graham Krackowski (the always magnificent Paxton), who moves into his new home only to be terrorized by an unruly homeless vagrant that lives across the street in an abandon lot. That's it, but that is all this film needs because Paxton, director Chris Wallas, and the rest of the cast turn a simple plot into a memorable laugh-scare fest. And like most film buffs would agree, finding the right mix of horror and comedy is not easy to do, and even when it is done, it's hardly ever done right. Not in this case however...

A subplot deals with Paxton up for a promotion at his suit-wearing executive job, as well as his girlfriend flying into town for a visit. With just the right amount of time spent on each to add to the story, the focus remains however on Paxton and his unwanted guest.

What begins as simply an inconvenience to him, escalates into an all out war of head games, wit, and eventually murder, with Paxton losing his girl, his job, and untimately his mind in the process. But what makes the story truly compelling, is that the audience is left in limbo throughout most of the film as to if all the happenings are indeed caused by the vagrant or by Paxton himself?

Now I'm not one to spoil a good whodunit, so I will leave that rock unturned for those who haven't had the privilege of seeing this little charmer. Because when it is all said and done, the ending has more than a few surprises.

So don't be left out in the cold like our antagonist, and rent this wacky masterpiece before its too late. And remember, if you ever find a book on the toilet of the house you are looking to purchase, think twice...


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