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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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The star of PITCH BLACK is fighting back! 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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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Written by Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus and Bennie Benjamin
Performed by Santa Esmeralda
Courtesy of Universal Music
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only my 3rd IMDB review and it's Australian movie again...
16 September 2003 | by (Brno, Czech Rep.) – See all my reviews

...and to put it shortly, it's not as intriguing as Pitch Black but far more enjoyable than Lantana on the other hand.

yes it's true, this is only B-grade low-budget suspense thriller where nothing is as it appears to be (speaking of immediate succession of events) but nonetheless I really liked Radha Mitchell in her role, I really liked the humble setup and I really liked the ending where the story bends into a full circle (well, almost).

maybe it's not an art film of the year with heart-breaking scenes where father and son meet after years of nerve-wrecking separation or something but it's quite enjoyable if you give it a chance. I did and wasn't disappointed.

7/10


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