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Cry for the Strangers (1982)

A psychiatrist and his wife move into a quaint coastal town only to discover that a sinister presence is lurking there.


Peter Medak


John Saul (based on the book by), J.D. Feigelson (teleplay by)


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Credited cast:
Patrick Duffy ... Dr. Brad Russell
Cindy Pickett ... Elaine Russell
Lawrence Pressman ... Glen Palmer
Brian Keith ... Chief Whalen
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Rebecca Palmer
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Missy Palmer
Shawn Carson ... Robby Palmer
Jeff Corey ... Riley
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Connor
Parley Baer ... Doc Phelps
Anita Dangler Anita Dangler ... Miriam Shelling
Martin Kove ... Jeff
J.V. Bradley J.V. Bradley ... Merle
Josef James Josef James ... Young Whalen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry-Mac Johnston Jerry-Mac Johnston ... Max Horton


The little coastal town of Clark's Harbor seems like the perfect place for psychiatrist Brad Russell and his wife to get a little peace and spend more time with each other. But the locals don't seem very friendly and, every time a storm rolls in, another mysterious death occurs... Could an ancient Indian legend of ghostly tribes and human sacrifice have anything to do with it? Written by <rosshorsley@yahoo.com>

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Violent Storms can unleash powerful forces, some calming... some deadly.


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Release Date:

11 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stormvarsel See more »

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the novel of the same name by John Saul. See more »

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One of the worst of the worst. Early 80's mediocrity.
13 August 2004 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Boring early 80's ghost film. In the likes of "Poltergeist" this movie tried to copy the winning elements that made the fore-mentioned film a classic in the genre.

Cheesy f/x, bad acting, and confusing scenes make this a terrible horror movie. The "strangers" appearance is a good moment as the scene is kind of creepy but then the movie fails to create scary moments. Watch "Poltergeist II" instead of this crap.

Patrick Duffy is the best thing about it no doubt about it.

2/10. At least it made a little effort.

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