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Shadow Play (1986)

A playwright who's staying with the mother of her fiance on a remote island, is haunted by his spirit, who is believed to have committed suicide.

Director:

Susan Shadburne

Writer:

Susan Shadburne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Wallace ... Morgan Hanna (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Cloris Leachman ... Millie Crown
Ron Kuhlman ... John Crown
Barry Laws Barry Laws ... Jeremy Crown
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Bette
Susan Dixon Susan Dixon ... Zelda
Al Strobel ... Byron
Glen Baggerly ... Archie
Juleen Murray Juleen Murray ... Sarah
Michele Mariana Michele Mariana ... Lois
Bob Griggs Bob Griggs ... Conroy
Marjorie Card Hughes Marjorie Card Hughes ... Sophie
Richard Wiltshire Richard Wiltshire ... Dr. Feldman
George Stokes George Stokes ... Marty
Mya Chamberlin Mya Chamberlin ... Girl in the Lighthouse
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Storyline

A playwright who's staying with the mother of her fiance on a remote island, is haunted by his spirit, who is believed to have committed suicide.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Frightened by the future, haunted by the past....The two worlds of Morgan Hanna are about to shatter

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostwriter See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are three lighthouses on Orcas Island. Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, Burrows Island Lighthouse and Patos Island Lighthouse. See more »

Goofs

After Morgan returns from the lighthouse, one can see the bandage on her hand is barely stained with the blood from cuts she received from the mirror as she talks on the phone with her friend in New York. Just a mere second later she begins to go up the stairs and her bandage is clearly more soaked with blood. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Hanna: In sleep I am awake once more.
Morgan Hanna: A sleight of hand I have perfected to dream in color every night.
Morgan Hanna: Primary colors, primal heartbeats, tearing at my senses, softening my shell.
Morgan Hanna: The taste of you is on my tongue again and I will graze 'til morning.
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E.T. phone lighthouses
22 December 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"Shadow Play" is mostly a corny movie, but it's still pretty enjoyable. Dee Wallace -- Elliot's mom in "E.T." -- plays a playwright who returns to Orcas Island, Washington, near where her lover lost his life some years earlier...but did he totally go away? And what role does the island's lighthouse play? The movie isn't exactly frightening. It's more about the woman's almost fanatical obsession with her lover. And besides, we get to see some great shots of the Puget Sound (if you've never been to the San Juan Islands, you should definitely go there). It's basically the sort of movie that you rent if you want to pass time. But don't get me wrong, it's still pretty fun. Also starring Cloris Leachman.


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