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When Strangers Appear (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 January 2002 (USA)
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A man enters a roadside diner run by a young woman and claims he is being chased by murderers.

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Beth
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Jack Barrett
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Bryce
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Roger
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Steven Ray ...
Dr. Eric Leonard
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Seraphine Rochery ...
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Storyline

Beth, a young woman who owns a restaurant close by an abandoned highway, shelters Barry, a young man who arrives at her door hungry and wounded. Soon, a group of men appears. Barry claims that they are after him. The handsome leader of the group tells Beth a different story... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Even though the film is set in Oregon, USA, the Firestone ad on the side of the gas station refers to "tyres" not "tires". Beth also refers to the "car park", a term which is not used in the USA. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
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Crazy Credits

There is an epilogue in the style of the The Blair Witch Project (1999) at the end of the credits. See more »

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References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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Atomic
Written by Deborah Harry and Jimmy Destri
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of EMI Music
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A film to keep you wondering...
30 June 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

In contrast to the other comment written about this film, I actually like this film a lot. In my opinion, it is well acted and the lack of background music in the film helps create a tense atmosphere which will keep you on the edge of your seat. This atmosphere is added to by the way that the film has been made in a small area, due to it's low budget, making it feel quite claustrophobic. The plot of the film never seems quite clear and has many twists and turns within it, making you change you opinion constantly as to who is on whose side. All in all, this is a very good psychological thriller which will keep you thinking all the way through the film and on the edge of your seat at the same time. I'd give this an 8.5 out of 10 as I enjoyed it however it hasn't got the best plot in the world and won't be suited to everyone's tastes.


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