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The Disappearance of Nora (1993)

PG-13 | | Thriller | TV Movie 7 March 1993
A beautiful woman is found stranded in the desert with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, so a casino boss makes it his mission to help her.

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Joyce Chopra

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Gordon Greisman (story), Tom Cole (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Hamel ... Nora Freemont
Stephen Collins ... Jack Fremont
Dennis Farina ... Denton
Stan Ivar ... Leland Sinclair
Leon Russom ... Maxwell
Bryan Cranston ... Police Detective
David Steen ... Ernie
Alyson Reed
Tom Henschel Tom Henschel
Jim J. Poslof Jim J. Poslof ... Eddie
Terry Finn
Angela Andrade ... Reporter #2
Joe Bourdeau Joe Bourdeau ... Lawyer #2
David Boyce David Boyce ... Truck Driver
Raye Brewer Raye Brewer ... Truck Stop Waitress
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A beautiful woman is found stranded in the desert with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, so a casino boss makes it his mission to help her.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Stakes See more »

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Production Co:

Citadel Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This movie was released on DVD under the title "High Stakes". See more »

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Slow Pace Does It In
28 February 2005 | by Jennel2-1See all my reviews

Released on DVD under the title of "High Stakes," this TV film is only slightly above average. Performances are OK, but character development is sketchy, leaving the performers too many gaps to fill. Major asset is James Glennon's fine photography of Reno at night and the surrounding mountain landscape during the day. Glennon later was Alexander Payne's DP on "Citizen Ruth," "Election," and "About Schmidt." The premise is interesting, and the early scenes in the desert are promising. Dennis Farina brings his usual competence, making a thinly written role more interesting than it really is. This is certainly better than an average Lifetime Network movie, and may have originally been shown on HBO. One wishes it had been trimmed a bit to make the pace more lively.


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