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The Stranger Within (1990)

A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.

Director:

Tom Holland

Writer:

John Pielmeier
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ricky Schroder ... Mark (as Rick Schroder)
Kate Jackson ... Mare Blackburn
Chris Sarandon ... Dan
Clark Sandford Clark Sandford ... Capt. Bender
Peter Breitmayer ... Phil Bender
Pamela Danser Pamela Danser ... Emma
Ross Swanson Ross Swanson ... Luke: age 3
Dale Dunham Dale Dunham ... Milo
Oliver Osterberg Oliver Osterberg ... Joe
Kelsey Rose Kelsey Rose ... Jill
Zachary Hunke Zachary Hunke ... Jason
Suzanne Egli Suzanne Egli ... Policewoman
James Harris James Harris ... Doctor
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Storyline

Mare's live is dominated by the kidnapping of her three year old little boy. After 12 years she is pleasantly surprised to find Mark standing before her on the door step pretending to be her son. After a while her joy turns into fear and panic after it becomes clear that the young man is a dangerous psychopath. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az idegen See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the wide-angle shot of Mark/Luke setting up the tape player on the shelf next to Dan's bathtub, we see him open the cassette-compartment lid. But then a moment later in a closeup shot where he inserts the cassette tape into the player, he opens the lid again. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Outstanding Emotional Roller Coaster
13 July 2017 | by robert23-1See all my reviews

I have been a fan of both Kate Jackson(Charlie's Angels and Ricky(Rick) Shroder("Silver Spoons")both of whom are my favourite actors. I have had the pleasure of watching movies of both but by far Rick's performance in this movie is an absolute "tour DE force The "roller coaster" ride he took us on was nothing short of phenomenal. Initially his character was sooo believable that the eventual turn of events and ending was a complete shocker. The casting director obviously knew that these roles were tailor made for both exhibited by the on-screen chemistry. This movie was very worth watching even though the plot development may have seemed to be predictable. Nevertheless, Rick's performance is worth it all


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