The Shadow (1994)

PG-13  |   |  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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Li Peng
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Isaac Newboldt
Duke Rollins


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sombra  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$32,055,248 (USA)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a discussion about the power source of the atomic bomb, or implosion/explosion device, beryllium spheres are mentioned as a trigger power source. Beryllium spheres are also the power source for the NSEA protector in the movie, Galaxy Quest (1999). See more »


In the museum, Shiwan Khan mind-controls the security guard to shoot himself. But the Shadow's agent reports a murder investigation - not a suicide. See more »


Margo Lane: [as Lamont walks away to become The Shadow] Wait! How will you know where I am?
Lamont Cranston: [turns to answer] *I'll* know!
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Version of The Shadow Strikes (1937) See more »


Written, Produced and Arranged by Jim Steinman
Performed by Taylor Dayne
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

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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