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The Owl (1991)

After the violent murder of his family, a man becomes a vigilante dispensing his own kind of justice to people in need.

Director:

Tom Holland (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

Bob Forward (novel) (as Robert Forward), Tom Holland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Paul ... The Owl
Patricia Charbonneau ... Danny Santerre
Brian Thompson ... Barkeeper
Erika Flores ... Lisa
Jacques Apollo Bolton Jacques Apollo Bolton ... Cool Ice
David Anthony Marshall ... Bobby B
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Gullett
David Selburg David Selburg ... Dr. Clements
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Dr. Miller
Alan Scarfe ... Hutchins
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Morito
Alejandro Quezada Alejandro Quezada ... Gossett
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Trash
Rick Zumwalt ... Packer
Bridget Klappert Bridget Klappert ... Six year old
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Storyline

Alex L'Hiboux, a ruthless mercenary-cum-vigilante, is known as 'the Owl' because he never sleeps. His insomnia comes from a combination of a medical disorder and recurring nightmares of the murder of his wife and daughter. Alex is approached by Lisa, a young girl whose father is missing. She awakens painful memories of his own child, but after some persuasion from a policewoman friend, he agrees to help her. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The nightmare of evil. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bagoly See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original 48 minute version which aired on CBS in 1991 is credited to director Tom Holland. A longer edit which includes deleted scenes (opening with Holland himself as a mugger/rapist who is foiled by The Owl) and lengthy montage sequences was created for the international market and is credited to director Alan Smithee, a pseudonym frequently used when directors are unhappy with a finished film. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: You're not dead?
The Owl: Not yet.
Lisa: Why not?
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References Fright Night (1985) See more »

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truly awful film
15 March 2002 | by mj_togherSee all my reviews

this film was truly awful, it was a mess, I can see why it was credited to Alan Smithee, the fictional name of a director of a film when no one wants to take responsibility for a film.

main character, the Owl, you are subjected th flashbacks which went on for up to 10 minutes, replaying the car explosion that killed his wife and daughter....we got it the first time, yes we know why you're tortured and out for vengeance.

these flashbacks also include scenes of him doing his martial arts training....again they laboured the point.

One of the baddies is a rapping gangster who gets one of his henchmen to play his ghetto blaster so that he can rap his dialogue...and truly awful rapping it was.

And you hardly see the real baddie, except in this repeated flashback scene when he is driving away from the explosion

the little girl...typical american girl....you want her to die...

it went on for way too long...

and you find yourself watching it to see how bad it can get, and it never disappoints you...


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