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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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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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He stalks his prey while his enemies sleep. 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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(TV) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A total of approximately 15 minutes of the longer international version consists of cut up flashback montages of Alex L'Hiboux's demise. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: You're not dead?
The Owl: Not yet.
Lisa: Why not?
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I haven't seen this movie, so I'm commenting on the original book.
3 May 2010 | by cheathamgSee all my reviews

I voted 5 because I didn't want to influence the overall average. I haven't seen the movie but I read the original novel and was sorry to hear the film being savaged so. I would have hoped for a better treatment of the film by its author but apparently, from what other people have said, he was not trying to translate the novel on to the screen so much as he was trying to create a salable product and get a series going. Too bad! The novel was highly readable. It had a rough, crude vitality. Sure, it was unnecessarily violent but it was not the sort of book one picks up to read for its literary qualities. It was the sort of book one buys from a bus station paperback rack. It was fun, and best of all, the main character was memorable. He wasn't believable, he had no redeeming qualities, but he was memorable. Oh, well, another opportunity for good entertainment sacrificed on the altar of the desire for fame and money.


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