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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)

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The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker... See full summary »

Director:

Sean S. Cunningham

Writers:

Mary Higgins Clark (novel), Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Sharon Martin
Rip Torn ... Artie Taggart
James Naughton ... Steve Peterson
Shawn von Schreiber ... Julie Peterson
Barbara Baxley ... Lally
Stephen Joyce ... Detective Taylor
James Russo ... Ronald Thompson
Frank Hamilton ... Bill Lufts
Maggie Task Maggie Task ... Mrs. Lufts
Roy Poole ... Walter Kurner
Maurice Copeland Maurice Copeland ... Roger Perry
Eleanor Phelps ... Glenda Perry
Joanne Dorian Joanne Dorian ... Nina Peterson
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ... Detective Marlowe
David Allen Brooks ... Big Bum (as David Brooks)
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The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker below Grand Central Station, the two plot their escape while the police try to track the kidnapper. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Beneath New York's Grand Central Station, a killer can hide, victims can disappear... and a million witnesses will never know it happened.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Not scary for these days, but good
26 October 2013 | by DhariaLezinSee all my reviews

I remember when I watched this movie in the late 80's in my country on TV, many years after it got released, I was around 6 or 7, and I remembered some scenes that totally freaked me out. After that, my mother didn't let me watch the rest, and then I could not find it anywhere because I didn't remember the name. I finally found it a couple of days ago, and I stared remembering the scenes that frighten me when I was a kid. Right now that we have movies like A Serbian Movie, Hostel, The Human Centipede, and on and on, where everything is super explicit, and hardly ever any survivors, same as perfect makeup effects, so watching a vintage movie where there is no blood at all, where you see always a way to escape (I tend to do that in all the movies where someone is trapped), perhaps you won't find it really thrilling, but if you consider the time period where it was made, with the effects that were available at that time, and the time when the action happens, 1980, with no cellphones, no internet, no DNA tests, and many other details, it is scary, and still believable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1982 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Stranger Is Watching See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,519,559

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,519,559
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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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