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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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The finale in which Cranston chases Shiwan Khan through a hall of mirrors was intended to be longer, with Khan taunting Cranston by displaying images from his violent past on the mirrors. An earthquake (Northridge, 17 January 1994 - 6.7 magnitude) destroyed the set and the filmmakers, out of time and money, were unable to complete the scene as originally envisioned. See more »

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During the investigation of the murder at the museum, a policeman working for The Shadow alternately wears his "Shadow" ring on his right/left hand as he leaves to send a message to The Shadow (the establishing shot shows it to be worn on his right hand). See more »

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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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Written and Produced by Dennis Dreith
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Excellent noir adventure
26 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Shadow is one of the best super-hero films ever made. Ranking up their with Superman (1978) it's one of those rare gems that boasts of a cast deserving of their roles and superb writing. A sleek, noir adventure full of action, intrigue, truly evil villians, and one bombshell of a heroine. the Shadow is not one to be missed.


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