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The Vanishing (1993)

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

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Cast

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Lynn
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Arthur Bernard
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Miss Carmichael
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Cop at Gas Station
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Highway Cop
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Cop at Apartment
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TV Host (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

El rapto  »

Box Office

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$14,543,394 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Aeryk Egan, who plays the young Barney, also played a young Nelson, Kiefer Sutherland's character in the movie Flatliners (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Jeff and Barney first meet and Jeff throws Barney down the stairs, it can be seen that the stunt double's face is blurred out. See more »

Quotes

Cop at Apartment: How many have you had to drink?
Lynn: One... after another.
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Connections

Referenced in Father Ted: Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse (1998) See more »

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COPACABANA
Written by Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
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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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