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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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Burbank
Brady Tsurutani ...
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Li Peng
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
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Isaac Newboldt
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Duke Rollins
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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 scene in which The Shadow rescues Dr. Roy Tam on the bridge is taken, though slightly altered, from the opening of The Living Shadow, the first Shadow novel, in which The Shadow saves a man from suicide on the Brooklyn Bridge. This scene, in turn, resembles a scene from a Balzac novel with Balzac's rogue Vautrin. See more »

Goofs

When Margo Lane arrives to rescue The Shadow from the water tank, a distant shot shows no water leaking out of the bullet holes Farley Claymore made. But when she's right by the door, water can clearly be seen leaking out. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Reinhardt Lane: Oh what the heck, it's always green.
[starts to cut the red wire]
Margo Lane: NO!
[bomb deactivates, holds a green wire]
Margo Lane: That is red! THIS is green!
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Soundtracks

ORIGINAL SIN (THEME FROM 'THE SHADOW')
Written, Produced and Arranged by Jim Steinman
Performed by Taylor Dayne
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Universal Ruined The DVD Of This Film
24 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Before mentioning the story, I have to warn potential buyers of this DVD:

Universal Studios committed the unbelievable "sin" of photographing this in the original 1.85:1 widescreen but only offering it on DVD in formatted-to-TV, so you miss a good percentage of the great visuals. Not only that, they zoom the picture to fill the screen so it isn't sharp, either. I hope this situation is rectified. It's a disgrace.

As for the story, it's simply a very hokey-but very entertaining fantasy/adventure, based on the popular radio hero of the 1930s.

This is just pure escapism, not to be judged seriously because it's a dumb story. It's cartoon-like, an outlandish story that mixes action, comedy and a superhero with time-travel and all sorts of strange happenings. For someone who likes to gawk at the sights and sounds of the '30s and '40s, this is a fun film. The surround sound in here is fun, too, especially when The Shadow (Alec Baldwin) speaks.


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