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Once You Meet a Stranger (1996)

This made-for-television remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951) follows the same story, but has changed the genders of the lead characters from male to female. Sheila ... See full summary »

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Writers:

Patricia Highsmith (novel), Whitfield Cook (adaptation) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Sheila Gaines
Nick Mancuso ... Aaron
Theresa Russell ... Margo Anthony
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Art Bonilla ... Porter
Kathryne Dora Brown ... Skeptic
Gregory Buckman Gregory Buckman ... Student
Anne Gee Byrd ... Judge Lea Cole
Matthew Carey
Andi Chapman ... Lt. Donna Hagerty
Daniel Chodos Daniel Chodos ... Helpful Guy
Greg Collins ... Security Guard
Robert Desiderio ... Andy Stahl
Richard Doyle ... Mr. Anthony
Peter Haskell
Celeste Holm ... Clara
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This made-for-television remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951) follows the same story, but has changed the genders of the lead characters from male to female. Sheila Gaines is a former child star whose first husband is unwilling to give her a divorce. A chance meeting with Margo Anthony on a train leads to a conversation where the mentally unstable Margo, who hates her mother, suggests that they swap murders, so as to solve their problems. Although she thinks nothing of the conversation, Sheila's life takes a surprising turn when her husband is murdered by Margo. Now Margo wants Sheila to do her part of "the deal." With the police on her tail and Margo constantly in her face, Sheila must find a way out of this tangled web. Written by Phil Fernando

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remake | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alliance interdite See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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