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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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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

The cabin by the lake scenes were filmed at Camp Omache, a Boy Scout summer camp near Monroe, WA. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) Barney is in his car, parked, facing downhill on the north side of Pine St., between Pike Place and 1st Ave. at the Pike Place Public Market. As he sees the attractive woman approaching up the hill toward him, he exits the car, approaches her and asks her where the post office is. She tells him it is a mile "up" and off of Hanley. From their location, up the hill to 1st. ave., drive two more blocks east to 3rd ave., turn right to the south, proceed two blocks south and at the intersection, on the south east corner is the post office.

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Quotes

Jeff Harriman: How long have you worked here?
Rita Baker: Since the Dawn of Man.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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QUITTIN' TIME
Written by Ray Benson and Tim DuBois
Performed by Asleep at the Wheel
Courtesy of Arista 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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