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When Strangers Appear (2001)

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

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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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22 January 2002 (USA)  »

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NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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The sign on the doctor's office says "Surgery". This is a term used in the UK, as well as New Zealand, for a doctor's office. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
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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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Dreams
Written by Dolores O'Riordan and Noel Hogan
Performed by The Cranberries
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Fantastic nihilistic voyage
27 February 2004 | by (Firenze, Italy) – See all my reviews

A beatiful trip into the cinematographic nihilistic non sense of a story without real meaning, but tight, well written and with a cool music all around. This is a thriller how it should be done, without relaxation, always on the edge of something, full of surprises and with good acting for most of the leads. This is another good surprise from down under, thanks to the misunderstood genius of new-zealander Scott Reynolds, whose The Ugly was something of a miracle, a really disturbing tense horror, not very much appreciated. The female lead is the gorgeous Radha Mitchell (already seen in Pitch Black). What more can I say? Buy or rent this movie and you'll find your money well spent. Thumbs up!!


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