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Edgler Foreman Vess
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Chyna Shepherd
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Ethan Trevaine
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Lori
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Jim Woltz
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Young Chyna Shepherd
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Laura Templeton
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Jack Templeton
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Miriam Braynard
Tori Paul ...
Ariel Delane
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Mr. John Q. Citizen
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Mrs. John Q. Citizen (as Babz Chula)
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George Jespersen (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Edmond Kato Wong ...
Tom
Meredith Bain Woodward ...
Sarah Templeton
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Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, taking Laura and killing her parents. Chyna survives and manages to follow him. In doing so, she learns of Vess's captive: a young, innocent girl, Ariel, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare. Written by Mike Yagnow <cato@frontiernet.net>

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5 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Dean Koontz's Intensity  »

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When Chyna and Edgler are forming words from letters in his name "Edgler Foreman Vess," Chyna says "hanger." There is no "H" in his name. See more »

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Edgler Vess: [to Ariel] Please don't think that you can starve yourself to death because you're not going to escape me like that. I just won't let it happen. I'll just go out and I'll get a rubber tube and I'll shove it down your throat so that I can pump baby food into your stomach. Now let's see, what would I put on a menu like that? Um, do you like pureed peas, crushed up carrots? Oh I know, l-l-l-lima beans?
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Suspend your disbelief and ride a wave of Intensity
21 March 2004 | by (Belpre, Ohio) – See all my reviews

If you can suspend your disbelief at the unreal experiences and miraculously close escapes and repeatedly coincidental circumstances, you cannot relax because this film takes you on a most intense ride that leaves you with knuckles bruised from gripping the edge of your seat. This film is non-stop, heart-stopping close shave after close shave, and if you are on heart medication, STAY AWAY FROM IT. John C. McGinley plays this part so perfectly he should be enshrined for it. Only Jack Nicholson plays a crazy man better. I stayed up late to watch this movie to the end, and I am extremely disappointed that it cannot be bought anywhere. If anyone knows where it can be purchased?


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