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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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(TV) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV pilot for the CBS network that was not picked up. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: You're not dead?
The Owl: Not yet.
Lisa: Why not?
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An abomination - Pushing the boundaries of what someone can sit through...This is without question the worst film/pilot ever made.
6 January 2005 | by rptgbSee all my reviews

For lovers of bad TV and film this really pushes the boundaries of what a human mind can take.

I shall not attempt to describe the full indignity of the film - rather a few select moments, in particular the two 10 minute montages of a silent Highlander Man (adrien Paul?) working out/watching his family dying/stalking the streets (all to a terribly bad, sub-yann hammer synth soundtrack). So bad that by the 6th time you see his wife and daughter get blown up, you wish you had been with them, if only to save the sweet misery of seeing the Owl re-live his dull montage again and again.

Indeed as we cross the half-hour mark, humour turns to revulsion as we realise that this is a serious piece of work, so bad that the director removed their name from his hateful and yet unintentionally hilarious movie.

I mean the central villain 'raps' all of his dialogue for god sake!! How could I sit through this? How will you sit through this? Well, like some horrible accident once you begin to watch it you won't be able to take your eyes from the screen.

However I warn you, the Owl is not for the casual viewer - if it comes on TV and you can survive the full hour then you can consider yourself one of the lucky ones, as many will have fallen where you now stand (probably weeping).


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