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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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Storyline

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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The Vanishing  »

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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 »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, when Barney is meeting his daughter at the bus/train station, as the bus pulls up, the camera angle widens and you can see the extras ("background") waiting at the top of the stairs for their cue to walk down. As the scene progresses, the woman in the jeans and red sweater and her male companion are seen coming down the stairs as Barney and his daughter begin to walk up the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Rita Baker: She's gone, Jeff. She's gone. You may never know how or why, you just have to learn to accept that.
Jeff Harriman: If Diane were here right now, I'd ask you to marry me. But the truth is, if I could turn back the clock to that day at the gas station just once, I would. Just to find out.
Rita Baker: It's not good enough. If you ever want to move on with your life, if you ever want to be happy again, if you ever want to really live,then this is your chance! I love you! But I have to know you feel the same, or else I'm gone...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Moment by Moment (2013) See more »

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SWEET RAIN
Written by James Michael Taylor
Performed by Texas Water
Courtesy of Old Hat Records
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Two words: Dutch original
19 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Somehow, everything happened too fast in this movie.. which took away from the suspense and made it so awfully predictable. Trust me, the Dutch original is the way to go.


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