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The Shadow (1994)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  1 July 1994 (USA)
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In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

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Based on the 1930's pulp fiction and radio drama series, the film pits the hero against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results. Written by Michael Ross <M.I.Ross-iy1i9893@lmu.ac.uk>

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,055,248 (USA)
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Trivia

The scenes towards the end with the multiple mirror may homage the cover to the Shadow novel 'Room of Doom', published in 1942. See more »

Goofs

When Margo yells at her father while he is disarming the bomb, her lips say "Pick one!" before her voice says it. See more »

Quotes

Moe Shrevnitz: [puts a ring from the Shadow on Tam's finger] Don't ever take it off.
Dr. Roy Tam: [confused] Who *are* you?
Moe Shrevnitz: [holds up his hand with an identical ring on it] Somebody who owes him their life... somebody just like *you*.
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References The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

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SOME KIND OF MYSTERY
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Sinoa Loren (as Sinoa)
Produced by Jellybean Benítez for Jellybean Productions, Inc.
Arranged by Johnny Mandel
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Finally, we see The Shadow!
4 September 2001 | by (tennessee) – See all my reviews

For those of you who have ever heard the old radio show, this film was a masterpiece. It carefully blended most or all of the element's of the hero's long- lasting career.

I can't think of a better choice for the lead than Alec Baldwin. He could easily play up the psychic aspects of the character. He even took the trademark Shadow laugh and made it creepier than ever.

See this movie! If you're a fan of the Batman films or the Rocketeer, this movie is for you.


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