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The Stray (2000)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  13 January 2004 (Finland)
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After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.

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Kate Grayson is a business woman living with her detective partner Ben. That is until Gil Draper, comes crashing literally (more or less) into their lives after bouncing off her car. Upon learning this seemingly homeless drifter has been on the streets for some considerable lengthy time. Kate despite her boyfriend's objections decides to let Gil recuperate in the garage of her guest cottage. However both her family and his share a connected history and beneath Gil's friendly peaceful exterior lies a concealed grudge, dominant until now. Written by ????

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Tense, awkward thriller
12 December 2001 | by (los angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The Stray is one of those movies we are tempted to turn off in the first few minutes. The story gets off to a murky start and the direction is uninspired. Yet, as the pace builds, so does the tension and we begin to care just a little more. By that time we are hooked, and too much of the running time has elapsed to give up.

Michael Madsen plays the boyfriend of Angie Everhart, a beautiful and successful restaurant owner who "mistakenly" hits a seeming drifter on her way to work. This drifter winds up staying on the premises of Everhart's house where he begins to meddle and then wreak havoc on her and her boyfriend's lives.

The plot does not break the barriers of originality. It reminds us of Fatal Attraction and perhaps a host of lesser derivatives that followed. Yet, the effectiveness of the movie lies in its mounting tension. There is also a nice chase scene at the beginning and other well directed scenes of terror. Beyond that, The Stray is a competent "B" movie thriller, one that holds its own opposite a dozen other less known or unknown movies on any given cable movie channel.


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