MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 946 this week

Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 4,298 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 16 critic

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 images
created 22 May 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

Never Talk to Strangers (1995) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Never Talk to Strangers.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Revenge I (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson
Summer of Sam (1999)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
The Hot Spot (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos
Forever Mine (1999)
Thriller | Romance | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell
Hamlet (1996)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi
Heaven I (2002)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.

Director: Todd Robinson
Stars: John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Cliff Raddison
...
Henry Taylor
...
Max Cheski
...
Dudakoff
...
Maura
Beau Starr ...
Grogan
Phillip Jarrett ...
Spatz
Tim Kelleher ...
Wabash
Emma Corosky ...
Young Sarah
Susan Coyne ...
Alison
...
Carnival Attendant
Reg Dreger ...
Flight Attendant
Frances Hyland ...
Mrs. Slotnick
Edit

Storyline

Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In A World Where Love Isn't Always Safe, Trust Can Be Deadly.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some strong graphic sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Never Talk to Strangers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,849,998 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Raoul Ruiz was originally slated to direct this film. See more »

Goofs

After Sarah plants the gun in Tony's right hand she goes into the bathroom to clean up. When she comes out and kneels by Tony, the gun is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Cheski: I think sex is overrated, Dr. Taylor. Don't you?
Max Cheski: No, I guess not. You'd be out of a job, wouldn't you?
Max Cheski: I love that little scar... on your mouth.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Antonio Banderas Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

A Girl Like You
Written and Performed by Edwyn Collins
Courtesy of Bar/None Records (U.S.) and Setanta Records (U.K.)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Compelling, well-made thriller
8 October 2007 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Though overlooked at the time of it's release, "Never Talk to Strangers" is a well-crafted thriller centering on the human dilemma of whether or not to trust others. Rebecca De Mornay stars as Dr Sarah Taylor, a psychologist in an unnamed city who has a difficult personal life. She meets the charming Tony Ramirez (Antonio Banderas) in a supermarket and- despite her many fears- is soon drawn into a passionate relationship with him. Soon after meeting Tony, Sarah acquires a stalker who sends her dead flowers and dismembers her pet cat. The audience is provided with a decent list of possible suspects including Tony, Sarah's missing ex-boyfriend Benny, or possibly her slightly sleazy upstairs neighbor (a surprisingly good Dennis Miller). Other possibilities include her alcoholic father, and associates of serial killer Max Cheski (the wonderful Harry Dean Stanton) on whom she is performing a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.

As the plot unfolds, it appears as if De Mornay's character has nowhere to hide and nobody she can really trust. Various characters appear more or less likely to be guilty of terrorizing her. The film also very deftly portrays Sarah's need for a relationship with Tony even though she is terrified that he is hiding something from her. The acting is top notch and the plot is full of satisfying twists and turns. If you are in the mood for a strong, solid thriller then this ought to be a top choice.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Never Talk To Strangers: Almost Hitchcockian? andrewpoe
love scene? Dj999
Tommy Lasorda loves this film vbonanno
Is This Online -Anywhere-? Ensiho
another goof jblum315
Antonio Banderas... tinkerbellaxo
Discuss Never Talk to Strangers (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?