6.5/10
2,382
54 user 12 critic

When Strangers Appear (2001)

A man enters a roadside diner run by a young woman and claims he is being chased by murderers.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return,... See full summary »

Director: Jon Reiss
Stars: Paul Hipp, Bitty Schram, Jonathan Penner
Four Reasons (Video 2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Radha Mitchell
Stars: Jared Harris, Alexandra Holden, Josh Lucas
The Ugly (1997)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.

Director: Scott Reynolds
Stars: Paolo Rotondo, Paul Glover, Christopher Graham
Restless (1998)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Jule Gilfillan
Stars: Catherine Kellner, Elizabeth Sung, David Wu
Kick (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a ballet dancer, having spent 11 years in ballet school. Seizing an opportunity to audition for a local company's presentation ... See full summary »

Director: Lynda Heys
Stars: Russell Page, Rebecca Yates, Martin Henderson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lawyer in his 30s named Danny still dreams about becoming a cowboy when his fiancée leaves him on the eve of their wedding ceremony. Fortunately, for him, not one, but two contrasting ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory C. Haynes
Stars: Adam Trese, Mia Kirshner, Radha Mitchell
Dead Heat (2002)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A heart problem forces the cop Pally to retire, and his wife Charlotte is separating him. Charlotte makes Pally's half-brother Ray visit, and he suggest buying a race horse will cheer him up. He does, but then a mob boss steals the horse.

Director: Mark Malone
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.

Director: Rodrigo García
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Alicia Witt, LisaGay Hamilton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a Californian couple expecting a child and their group of friends confronted with the tragedy of a big loss.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Catherine Lloyd Burns
Coastlines (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin, Sarah Wynter
The Dancer (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mute dancer teaches movement to adoring kids and wins the dance contest every Saturday night at a cavernous Brooklyn disco, makes the final cut for a Broadway show but is dismissed when ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Garson
Stars: Mia Frye, Garland Whitt, Rodney Eastman
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director: Emma-Kate Croghan
Stars: Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Matt Day
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Beth
...
Peter
...
Jack Barrett
...
Bryce
Jonathan Blick ...
Stephen (as Johnny Blick)
Eryn Wilson ...
Roger
...
Bernie
Steven Ray ...
Dr. Eric Leonard
Dra McKay ...
Lynda
Seraphine Rochery ...
Tracey
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't serve coffee to strangers. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shearer's Breakfast  »

Box Office

Budget:

NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the gas station attendant looks up at the wall from behind the register, the clock has no hands on its face. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
See more »

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 House by the Lake (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Written by Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus and Bennie Benjamin
Performed by Santa Esmeralda
Courtesy of Universal Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


25 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one that thought this was pretty good... spillingaround
90 minutes I will not get back. fishboy266
Whats with the 70s cars? fordwagonnut
Another song question timmyhoe
another another song question ob11234
Horror movie on TV in the motel room brugeslamorte
Discuss When Strangers Appear (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?