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The Vanishing (1993)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  5 February 1993 (USA)
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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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Rated R for terror and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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$14,543,394 (USA)
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The cabin by the lake scenes were filmed at Camp Omache, a Boy Scout summer camp near Monroe, WA. See more »

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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: You have reached the home of Jeff Harriman and Jeff Harriman's twisted ego. Rita Baker no longer lives here. She's left Jeff. She's moving out, and she will not be found here again. So don't Iook for me, forever!
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Written by Ronald Wilson (as Ron Wilson), Robert Berryhill, James Fuller and Patrick Connolly (as Patrick Connelly)
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Inferior US version of Dutch film
16 June 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Others have said it already, but since there still seem to be some people who think this remake is worth watching, I feel the need to reiterate: skip this movie and watch the original. Both films were made by the same director. The major difference between the two is an ending on the Dutch film that will chill you to the bone, versus the predictable Hollywood version of the story.


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