In the Shadows (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 June 2002 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 741 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 1 critic

A hit man, sent to kill a veteran Hollywood stuntman, falls in love with the target's daughter and decides to become a stunt-man himself.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 138 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
a list of 2488 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
a list of 493 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
a list of 185 titles
created 27 Jan 2014
a list of 38 titles
created 22 May 2014

Related Items

Search for "In the Shadows" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: In the Shadows (2001)

In the Shadows (2001) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In the Shadows.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chill Factor (1999)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

Director: Hugh Johnson
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Sondra Locke
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, George Dzundza, Devon Gummersall
Felon (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Linewatch (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Omari Hardwick, Evan Ross
Dirty (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.

Director: Chris Fisher
Stars: Frank Alvarez, Clifton Collins Jr., Brittany Daniel
Beeper (2002)
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A doctor must follow the instructions on a drug dealer's beeper to rescue his kidnapped son.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Joey Lauren Adams, Ed Quinn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A documentary on military PTSD, focusing on the experiences of two friends who are veterans of the war in Iraq.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Patricia Driscoll, Jayson Floyd, Tyler Grey
Judgement (1992)
Drama | Music | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A juvenile court judge goes out of her way to try to aid a young man whom she believes has innocently gotten involved with a gang.

Director: William Sachs
Stars: Elliott Gould, Emilia Crow, Karen Black
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Thomas Arslan
Stars: Misel Maticevic, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm
Evel (2015)

A chronicle of Evel Knivel's life, with a focus on his major stunts of the 1960s and 70s.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Exit (Video 1996)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An attempted burglary of a strip club goes awry when one of the three burglars kills a man who draws a gun. This results in the trio taking the dancers and the customers hostage. Why the ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Shannon Whirry, David Bradley, Joe Bucci


Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Huston
Clarissa Huston
Jimmy Pierazzi (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Roy Ageloff ...
Sal Canzoni
Vito (as Antoni Cornacchione)
Carlo Pierazzi
Joe Candelora ...
Kava Stewartson ...
District Attorney
Hairstylist (as Cat Wallace)
Paul Louis ...


When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach him to do stunts. While waiting for the word to kill this mentor, Eric discovers the joy of stunt work and of being part of a family. Meanwhile, several people are looking for the dead man's briefcase of money and a cloth bag of illegal drugs that he stole from an undercover FBI agent now desperate to get the borrowed drugs back to the bureau. The stunt coordinator says that 'we dance in the shadows of death.' Can Eric step out into the sun? Written by <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Hitman. Stuntman. Dead man.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adrenalini  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Written by Brent Woods, Bonami Faraji, Brian Waters, Jimmy Varner
Performed by The Generals
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There are shadows lying deep in the hearts of all men
23 March 2002 | by (The Dark Side of the Moon) – See all my reviews

On the whole, I thought "In the Shadows" wasn't all that bad. There were times when the dramatics were a little overdone and the short part that Cuba played as a bad-ass international drug smuggler was really NOT believable. Poor casting there folks.

James Caan, on the other hand, was quite easy to see as an aging stunt guru. I have always liked watching Caan in a cool, collected, everyday-guy-in-extrordinary-circumstances type of role. He truly shone in this film.

Joey Lauren Adams was the one predictable dissapointment. C'mon, a Pediatric Oncologist? Not with her language skills.

Overall, I felt it to be a good story. I can't figgure out why everybody else has panned it in their ratings. Sure it's not blockbusting break the bank material....but it was better than the 4.3/10 the rest of you folks gave it.

My call: 7/10

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
C'mon, it wasn't THAT bad kris84
Watch the Entire movie ninetytwo5
Discuss In the Shadows (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: