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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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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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Behind the large black truck at the gas station, one crewmember is lying in the street, waving at traffic to pass. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Harriman: I just want to know where Diane is.
Barney Cousins: Then you'll want to listen. Or the answer will slip right by you.
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COPACABANA
Written by Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
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Thinking man's psychopath
4 April 1999 | by (Arlington, Virginia) – See all my reviews

For all his intellectual credentials, Hannibal Lecter was just a pretentious dandy. The true thinking man's psychopath is Jeff Bridge's "Barney" in this story about one man's (Kiefer Sutherland's) obsessive, years-long search for a girlfriend who disappeared during a vacation. Barney is also perhaps the nerdiest, most passionless movie psycho ever, and for all these reasons one of the most terrifying. This film is light on gore and action (some might say "slow-paced"), but it is a disturbing look at the "banality of evil." I'm told that the original Dutch film of the same name is far more disturbing than even this.


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