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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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Jack Barrett
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Bryce
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Stephen (as Johnny Blick)
Eryn Wilson ...
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Michael Lowe ...
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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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22 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shearer's Breakfast  »

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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 Australia, for a doctor's office. See more »

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[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
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Filmed in sunny Foxton, the Hollywood of the South Seas See more »

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References The House by the Lake (1976) See more »

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I couldn't NOT watch it.
23 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a dial twitcher & world weary...pretty much have seen it all already. Turned this on TV & watched a little & switched to another channel. Had to turn back...it was that compelling. Highly recommend for all the reasons any of the other reviewers did AND that it held my interest, which is a good enough reason for me to watch anything. Had to suspend belief to buy that this many very good looking people, ESPECIALLY Josh Lucas, who could easily be a candidate to fill the shoes of Paul Newman with those eyes, would be doing such evil things or living such strange lives. Must've been something real important on that CD.


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