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The Stray (2000)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Kate Grayson
Gil Draper
Frank Zagarino ...
Keith (as Bailey Luetgert)
Leslie Ishii ...
Dr. Kaplan
John Michael Morgan ...
Fred Conklin ...
Gloria Grant ...
Gloria Pendleton
Eric Poppick ...
Chief James


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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Old grudges die hard.



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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »




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13 January 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A látszat mindig csal  »

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Gil Draper: That's the choice.
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Edited from Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

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A calamity of a movie...
23 September 2001 | by (Nicosia, Cyprus) – See all my reviews

Its hard to believe that Michael Madsen could swoop so low and make such a calamity of a movie. Didn't he pick up any tips from Tarantino during Reservoir Dogs..tut, tut, tut

First of all, the car chase at the beginning of the movie is from Basic Instinct (literally...except the inside the car shots...that for me was pretty pathetic)

As the film evolves, however, it just get worse. A poor script, bad acting and sloppy, unattractive directing is a basic summary of this movie. The music of the film is also pity-full.

Oh, by the way, the story is about this cop (Madsen) on pursuit of a killer. His partner gets killed and the killer wriggles his way into the cop's girlfriend's life. The film has a dark secret which is supposed to keep you "glued" to the screen...

My advice is don't make the same mistake I did and watch it...Just think about all the other things I could have done instead make a salad or wash my dog...

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