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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lamont Cranston / The Shadow
... Shiwan Khan
... Margo Lane
... Moe Shrevnitz
... Reinhardt Lane
... Farley Claymore
... Barth
... Dr. Tam
... Burbank
Brady Tsurutani ... Tulku
... Li Peng
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Wu
... Isaac Newboldt
... Duke Rollins
... Berger
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Storyline

Based on the 1930's pulp fiction and radio drama series, the film pits the hero against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city ransom using an atom 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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villain | tough guy | hero | city | bomb | See All (92) »

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The Shadow Knows! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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1 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sombra  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The frightened man in the taxi is not listed in the credits. He is played by character actor, Robert Trebor, who frequently appeared in the TV series "The Legendary Journey's of Hercules" and "Xena: Warrior Princess" as Salmoneus. See more »

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When Barth and Lamont are having dinner, after Lamont rushes out you see Barth take two sips of his martini. In the first sip the drink is almost empty. The next sip is from an almost half full glass. See more »

Quotes

The Shadow: I saved your life, Roy Tam. It now belongs to me.
Dr. Roy Tam: It does?
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Connections

Referenced in Taylor Dayne: Original Sin (1995) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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The definitive Superhero movie!
18 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Many people would not agree with the maximum rating being awarded to this film. I should agree with them, the one reason I don't is that you can clearly see this film attempted to be great in all areas. I feel sorry for them, they carried the story well and related back to a lot from the original stories. They would have succeeded if it weren't for the fact that they made a couple of casting errors. The lead hero and villain were good, Tim Curry always boosts a film and the female wasn't that bad really. The rest should have been reconsidered, however. Sir Ian McKellen is capable of so much more than he delivered, which is surprising. Even so, he should not have been chosen for that role. The one problem this film really has is that it chose to use a character created in times when there weren't any heroes really. It is nearly impossible to understand these times and therefore the impact of the character was lost on the audience this time around. It is a real shame, because the shot of The Shadow at the top of the stairs in the hotel is one of the best you will find of any hero in film. If you are aware of the original Shadow articles, this film will probably already be in your collection. It does a great job and should not have flopped to the extent it did. I would strongly encourage anyone considering watching this film to rent it. If you like the superhero genre, which is on the rise, you will love this film. Cliché, yes, but true.


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