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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
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Jack Barrett
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Bryce
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Roger
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Dr. Eric Leonard
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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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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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22 January 2002 (USA)  »

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The Shearer's Breakfast  »

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NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Even though the film is set in Oregon, USA, the Firestone ad on the side of the gas station refers to "tyres" not "tires". Beth also refers to the "car park", a term which is not used in the USA. 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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Atomic
Written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of EMI 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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