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
If someone you loved mysteriously vanished how far out of your mind would you go to find them?
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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
When Jeff starts writing the note to Diane that he's going to look for her, he puts no dash after "Di". Yet when you see him put the note on the windshield, there is now a dash after Di, and the handwriting is different. See more
Jeff, look at your life. You have nothing. No job. No money. No love. No peace of mind. At what point do you finally say to yourself: I'm not going to know where Diane is tomorrow?
Referenced in American Nightmare