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Stranger at the Door (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  21 June 2004 (USA)
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A suspense-thriller about a married couple whose adopted son turns up at their home after several years and has bad intentions.

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Kathleen Norris
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Jamie Fisher
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Greg Norris
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Tara Norris
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Delia Winter
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Maynard Zell
Lynne Adams ...
Dr. Bloom
James Bradford ...
Andrew Fisher
Carole Zorro ...
Ellen Fisher
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David L. McCallum ...
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The Real Jamie (as Steve Patterson)
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Katherine "Kathy" is happily married to businessman Greg Norris and lives in his beautiful home with his about 18-year old daughter Tara. When suddenly a charming young man, who Tara first saw lurking around in the garden, turns up on their doorstep claiming he must be Jamie, the baby son she once gave up for adoption as a teenage mother on her parents' orders, the couple is delighted to meet him. They even take him in as they hear his adoptive parents have died in car accident and he's looking for a place to stay during his business studies just like Greg, to pay for which he held various jobs, even in Rio. The only one who remains suspicious is Tara, who doesn't want to be the kid sister and starts looking for holes is Jamie's story, going trough his things and having a friend examine his past- there are, since he didn't tell the Norris family about his lover who helps him unconditionally with his sinister hidden agenda... Written by KGF Vissers

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far better than you think
5 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every few months -not more frequently than that- a quite good Lifetime movie turns up. This is one of them. Especially surprising is that the movie is directed by Lifetime's most frequent director, Douglas Jackson, usually an uninspired, unimaginative, pedestrian director. Perhaps this movie shows that Jackson is capable of decent work when he is given a screenplay much better than standard dull Lifetime fare and actors superior to Lifetime's potted amateurs. This movie is relatively well written, the plot moves along nicely and the performers are quite good, up to the standards of the consistently reliable Linda Purl. With the exception of Lifetime's ubiquitous and wooden Sophie Gendron, the actors here are professional and create interesting characters. In spite of the derivative nature of the plot and the unavoidable Lifetime tropes, I suspect that you will be pleasantly surprised by this movie.


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