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When Strangers Appear (2001)

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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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Peter
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Jack Barrett
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Bryce
Jonathan Blick ...
Stephen (as Johnny Blick)
Eryn Wilson ...
Roger
Michael Lowe ...
Bernie
Steven Ray ...
Dr. Eric Leonard
Dra McKay ...
Lynda
Seraphine Rochery ...
Tracey
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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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surfer | diner | toilet | flashback | bathroom | See more »

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Don't serve coffee to strangers. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shearer's Breakfast  »

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Budget:

NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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The sheriff mispronounces the name of the state he lives in (Oregon). 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 »

Connections

References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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Hush
Written by Joe South
Performed by Deep Purple
Courtesy of EMI Music
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Very cool film
19 September 2003 | by (Back of Beyond) – See all my reviews

I say this film a couple of nights ago when I couldn't find anything to watch. Having seen the first couple of minutes I was wondering if I'd made the right decision, I'm glad I stuck with it because this is one very cool film. Twists that keep you guessing, fantastic acting, an unusual ending, splendid locations. And, the absolutely gorgeous Radha Mitchell. See this film, you won't be disappointed.

One question though - what is it with Volvo's? They appear in almost every film I've ever seen!


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