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(1993)

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Kubrick thought Sluizer's 'The Vanishing' the most terrifying film he had seen-even more frightening than 'The Shining,' and it led to Kubrick 'phoning the Dutch filmmaker to discuss editing.
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With a budget set at $20 million, this US remake cost over 10 times what George Sluizer's original Dutch version had in 1988.
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The cabin by the lake scenes were filmed at Camp Omache, a Boy Scout summer camp near Monroe, WA.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When George Sluizer was told he could direct an American version of the book "Het Gouden Ei" (which had already been made in the Netherlands as The Vanishing (1988)), he was told that this would only go through if the ending was changed because the American audience wouldn't approve the original ending. The original ending has Jeff Harriman leaving Rita without telling where he went. Jeff isn't saved and dies in the coffin, and Barney survives - without being caught.
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Although the remake was much criticized for its happy ending, the original Dutch film ironically contained a similar ending. Sluizer later rewrote "Spoorloos" to give it a bleaker ending.
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