In 1930s New York City, The Shadow (Alec Baldwin) battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), 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 1930s pulp fiction and radio drama series, this movie pits the hero against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan (John Lone), 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 (Alec Baldwin) 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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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

While in Roy Tam's lab discussing an atomic bomb, if you look at the blackboard there's a basic graphic representation of what happens in a hydrogen bomb explosion. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the 1930s. The two "longslide" 1911 pistols wielded by The Shadow were not developed until decades later. See more »

Quotes

Margo Lane: [as Lamont walks away to become The Shadow] Wait! How will you know where I am?
Lamont Cranston: [turns to answer] *I'll* know!
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Connections

References Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) See more »

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Bart's Bounce
Written and Produced by Dennis Dreith
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another look
28 March 2002 | by random_axSee all my reviews

I have watched the movie several times now after purchasing it and it actually gets better each time I view it. I would highly recommend the film to everyone.

At first (see my earlier comment) I found John Lone's villain to be too weak...but I see now why. The REAL foe in the film is not Khan..but the SHADOW himself. His inner darkside vs his good side. Lone is just there to show you what the darkside could be. HE isn't what scares the Shadow. It's his own past, his evil side, loss of control that plagues the hero.

I wish this had been better received because we could've enjoyed a few sequels by now. And the same goes for THE PHANTOM and THE ROCKETEER.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,713,845, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$32,063,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,063,435
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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