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A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 17 July 1992 (USA)
Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emily Eden
... Ariel
... Levine
... Mara
... Rebbe
... Leah
... Nick
... Yaakov
Ro'ee Levi ... Mendel
David Rosenbaum ... Mr. Klausman
Ruth Vool ... Mrs. Klausman
... Lt. Oliver
Edward Rogers III ... Detective Tedford (as Ed Rogers III)
Maurice Schell ... Detective Marden
... Tony Baldessari
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Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in! Written by Anonymous

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In a world of unseen danger and unspoken passion, lies a mystery one woman is determined to solve. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and violence | See all certifications »

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17 July 1992 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,282,994
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At the Sabbath meal the assembled group dances to a "niggun" (wordless melody) that is traditional among Lubavitch Chassidim. It is usually sung as a preparation to one of the Rebbe's discourses being repeated from memory, though; not as a slow circle-dance. See more »

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The Ariel character has a neatly trimmed and partially shaved beard, while explaining payes (side curls). Ultra-Orthodox Jews do not shave any part of their beard or neck. See more »

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Ariel: I got a hot flash for you. Sex is nice.
Emily Eden: Sex is nice... How would you know?
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Mi Bon Siach
by Paul Zim
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Poorly acted with worse writing and preposterous situations
20 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Melanie Griffith is horribly miscast and would fool not one Hacedic Jew in Crown Heights with her undercover role. Tracy Pollan deserves a special Golden Turkey for the single worst supporting performance in a pivotal role in a drama. She single-handedly ruins any credibility the film might have ever had. The "oh-now-I'm really-beginning -to-appreciate-the-beauty-of-the Hacedic-culture scenes" are forced and contrived, especially the big family meal. John Pankow delivers the movie's most interesting performance in a thankless role.


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