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The Disappearance of Nora (1993)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Thriller  |  7 March 1993 (USA)
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A beautiful woman is found stranded in the desert with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, so a casino boss makes it his mission to help her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nora Freemont
Jack Fremont
Stan Ivar ...
Leland Sinclair
Police Detective
Tom Henschel
Jim J. Poslof ...
Angela Andrade ...
Reporter #2
Joe Bourdeau ...
Lawyer #2
David Boyce ...
Truck Driver
Raye Brewer ...
Truck Stop Waitress


A beautiful woman is found stranded in the desert with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, so a casino boss makes it his mission to help her.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief language




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7 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High Stakes  »

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Slow Pace Does It In
28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Released on DVD under the title of "High Stakes," this TV film is only slightly above average. Performances are OK, but character development is sketchy, leaving the performers too many gaps to fill. Major asset is James Glennon's fine photography of Reno at night and the surrounding mountain landscape during the day. Glennon later was Alexander Payne's DP on "Citizen Ruth," "Election," and "About Schmidt." The premise is interesting, and the early scenes in the desert are promising. Dennis Farina brings his usual competence, making a thinly written role more interesting than it really is. This is certainly better than an average Lifetime Network movie, and may have originally been shown on HBO. One wishes it had been trimmed a bit to make the pace more lively.

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