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The Vanishing (1993)

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The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

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Barney teaches chemisty, and is planning to abduct a woman. Despite methodical planning and countless trial runs he always manages to mess things up. Then Diane, who is traveling with her boyfriend Jeff, unwittingly makes herself an easy target. The story is mainly from Jeff's viewpoint, as he searches for Diane. Barney watches him. Written by Rob Hartill

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If someone you loved mysteriously vanished how far out of your mind would you go to find them? See more »


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Rated R for terror and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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5 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$14,543,394 (USA)
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Trivia

With a budget set at $20 million, this US remake cost over 10 times what George Sluizer's original Dutch version had in 1988. See more »

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When in the tunnel, Jeff closes the door when Diane is looking for the flashlight. In the next shot, the door can be see open without anybody opening it.. See more »

Quotes

Cop at Gas Station: Had you had a fight recently?
Jeff Harriman: Not a fight, a thing.
Cop at Gas Station: ...A thing?
Jeff Harriman: Yeah, a thing, don't you have a girlfriend?
Cop at Gas Station: Yeah. And what you think is a thing, you can bet your life she thinks is a fight.
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WIPE OUT
Written by Ronald Wilson (as Ron Wilson), Robert Berryhill, James Fuller and Patrick Connolly (as Patrick Connelly)
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The original is way better; evidence against the Hollywood film system
3 December 1998 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

This film is way inferior to the Dutch original (the fact that the same director directed both is another story). This movie has obviously been toned down for American audiences, which is insulting if you've seen them both (I stumbled onto the remake on cable late at night). The original is a thriller in the truest sense of the word, and is far more intelligent, disturbing, and scary than the Hollywood version. I bet the producers assumed American audiences couldn't handle disturbing well so they gave us a more friendly version, very insulting. If you're going to see this version, make sure you rent the original too and watch it first, just to see how much the remake pales in comparison. If you don't like psychological, disturbing, riveting, and no-downbeat-endings in your thrillers, the 1993 version is for you. But if you want to be truly blown away, the Dutch original is very highly recommended over this one.


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