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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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Thriller

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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

The first part of the movie is set in 1974, yet there are 12 oz. Coca-Cola and Diet Coke bottles from the 1980s seen on one of the shelves at the grocery store. Furthermore, Diet Coke was not introduced until 1982. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Very good AND very disturbing!
2 September 2005 | by bluesnaggletooth316See all my reviews

This has to be Rick Schoeder's most 'differrent' (for lack of a better term) role to date, in my opinion. I don't think his performance in "Bad Seed" comes even CLOSE to this one. His turn as "Mark" I would have to say HAS to be one of the ten creepiest characters EVER portrayed on film! The thing I remember most about this movie were the sketches that "Mark" had. Those were some of the creepiest pieces I've ever seen. I think that the 'fear factor' of this movie is underrated when taking those sketches into account. I would have to give it a 10 simply for the fact that this was a television movie, when it was honestly creepy enough for a theater release. Get the popcorn and turn off the lights for this one, but only if you're ready for the nightmares to come!


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