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The Shadow (1994)

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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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4,686 ( 197)
4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Barth
Sab Shimono ... Dr. 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, 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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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

Bob Kane had cited The Shadow as a major influence behind Batman. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Tam draws the design of the atomic bomb on the board, he only wipes away a small section of top-middle of the board (a circled ST can still be seen as he puts down the duster and picks up the chalk). When he finishes drawing the bomb design, everything that was originally on the middle of the board has been wiped and replaced with the bomb design. 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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Connections

Version of The Shadow Strikes (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby of Broadway
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Whistled and sung by Ethan Phillips
Later sung by John Lone while on top of the Empire State Building
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One of the best action movies I have ever seen
7 October 2001 | by xevergivenxSee all my reviews

I found THE SHADOW to be simply amazing. I thought that this movie was a work of art and was the classic definition of a sleeper film. When we were blessed with this great film, it did not get the recognition it deserved. I found this film to be full of great action sequences and witty-special effects. I was disappointed to find that it got such a low vote. This movie was astonishing and I recommend it to anyone who likes creative,action films.


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