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The Shadow (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1 July 1994 (USA)
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In 1930s New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Walter B. Gibson (character The Shadow from stories), David Koepp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Lamont Cranston / The Shadow
John Lone ... Shiwan Khan
Penelope Ann Miller ... Margo Lane
Peter Boyle ... Moe Shrevnitz
Ian McKellen ... Reinhardt Lane
Tim Curry ... Farley Claymore
Jonathan Winters ... Police Commissioner Wainwright Barth
Sab Shimono ... Dr. Roy Tam
Andre Gregory ... Burbank
Brady Tsurutani Brady Tsurutani ... Tulku
James Hong ... Li Peng
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Wu
Joseph Maher ... Isaac Newboldt
John Kapelos ... Duke Rollins
Max Wright ... Berger
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Storyline

Based on the 1930's pulp fiction and radio drama series, this movie pits the hero against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city ransom using an atomic bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing to the city's rescue with explosive results. Written by Michael Ross <M.I.Ross-iy1i9893@lmu.ac.uk>

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The Shadow Knows! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$32,055,248

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,055,248
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The billboard of the "Smoking man" is a parody of a real one that actually blew "smoke" rings. The original was for Camel cigarettes, whose motto was "I'd walk a mile for a Camel!" The "Llama" cigarette motto parodies this with "I'd climb a mountain for a Llama!" See more »

Goofs

While hanging from the top of the Empire State Building, the sailor looks straight down the side of the building, which is shown to be flat. This is wrong. From the observation deck, there is another level that sticks out below, where the lights that shine upwards are stored. See more »

Quotes

Lamont Cranston: Where are you taking me?
Tibetan Kidnapper: The Tulku wishes to see you at his temple.
Lamont Cranston: A holy man wants to see me?
[sees a small tent]
Lamont Cranston: You call that a temple?
Tibetan Kidnapper: No.
[points past tent]
Tibetan Kidnapper: There.
Lamont Cranston: [after seeing a huge temple appear from behind some clouds] Where did that come from?
Tibetan Kidnapper: The clouded mind sees nothing.
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User Reviews

Everything that the Batman movies should have been!
11 April 1999 | by mito-3See all my reviews

Dark with whimsy. The humour is never over the top, the gadgets are "believable", and Penelope Ann Miller looks great in that green dress. Also, in regards to Miss Miller's Margo Lane: she never screams, never twists her ankle, and provides for much of the movies levity. Convincing atmosphere that beats Gotham's "retro" all hollow. I AM a Batman fan...at least the comic books; but the Shadow's motivation is somehow nobler: redemption rather than revenge. A visual feast and great action.


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