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Stranger in the Family (1991)

Steve Thompson is a sixteen-year-old who seemed to have everything going for him: good looks, friends, and a great personality. But his once bright future is tragically dimmed after a car accident brings all this to a crashing halt.

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Donald Wrye
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Randi Thompson
Neil Patrick Harris ... Steve Thompson
Randle Mell ... Alan Thompson
Sierra Samuel Sierra Samuel ... Shari Thompson
Kathryn Dowling Kathryn Dowling ... Dr. Webb
Cully Fredricksen ... Principal
Mag Ruffman ... Mrs. Kessler
Kris LeFan Kris LeFan ... Craig
Jeff Bryant Jeff Bryant
Sarah DeAngelis Sarah DeAngelis
Stacy Pearson Stacy Pearson
Shane Edelman
Steve Cribari Steve Cribari
Lindsey Edelman Lindsey Edelman
John Evans
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Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) is Steve Thompson, a sixteen-year-old who seemed to have everything going for him: good looks, friends, and a great personality. But his once bright future is tragically dimmed after a car accident brings all this to a crashing halt. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Fremder in unserer Mitte See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A tough movie to watch, worth every minute
15 May 2014 | by dollvalleySee all my reviews

I got this movie in a 4-movie package in the UK because I was after another of the movies included. I read the plot on the back and it sounded really interesting, I do like these 90s made-for-TV dramas. They are simple, accessible and usually rewarding.

Being used mostly to mid-90s to late 90s movies of this kind where it's totally by-the-book, this movie is different and you can tell from the first minutes. Not only because being from 1991 it is still far from the cliché-ridden movies that would follow but because of the way it was filmed as well (and the film used). I say this is a tough movie to watch. You really don't know how it's going to turn out. You hope that it's a by-the-book movie and that you will have the happy end. Does it?

Neil Patrick Harris is very good in his role, Teri Garr is also a joy to watch and the sister as well, to be honest all the cast is very good. I planned to do some small chores during the movie as I did not expect to be so drawn into it and enjoy it. I could not keep my eyes away. It made me cry several times as there are some scenes that are quite brutal for a sensitive person.

I recommend watching this movie for many reasons.


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