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Intensity (1997)

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (novel) (as Dean Koontz), Stephen Tolkin (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. McGinley ... Edgler Foreman Vess
Molly Parker ... Chyna Shepherd
Blu Mankuma ... Ethan Trevaine
Lori Triolo ... Lori
Brent Stait ... Jim Woltz
Katie Stuart ... Young Chyna Shepherd
Deanna Milligan ... Laura Templeton
Kavan Smith ... Jack Templeton
Piper Laurie ... Miriam Braynard
Tori Paul Tori Paul ... Ariel Delane
Alex Diakun ... Mr. John Q. Citizen
Babs Chula ... Mrs. John Q. Citizen (as Babz Chula)
Alf Humphreys ... George Jespersen (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Edmond Kato Wong Edmond Kato Wong ... Tom
Meredith Bain Woodward ... Sarah Templeton
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Storyline

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, taking Laura and killing her parents. Chyna survives and manages to follow him. In doing so, she learns of Vess's captive: a young, innocent girl, Ariel, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare. Written by Mike Yagnow <cato@frontiernet.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dean Koontz's Intensity See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Chyna throws herself down the stairs to break the chair she's chained to, you can see both of her hands come free as she's falling. But when she lands at the bottom of the staircase they are connected again. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Chyna Shepherd: Chyna Shepherd, untouched and still alive.
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Connections

Referenced in Cabin by the Lake (2000) See more »

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A movie that lives up to its name
17 March 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

In the lush backdrop of this great TV film, John C. McGinley and Molly Parker put together two of the most interesting performances in recent TV history. Not only was this film intense and actually scary, the fact no punches were pulled was rather refreshing. I say, give us more films like Intensity and Vanishing Point and leave the Hallmark garbage for Lifetime. I especially applaud McGinley, who stole the show after relegating much of his career as a chameleon-like character actor. However, I did wish the film followed the book a little more closely, keeping in the spectrum of Shepherd and Vess' point of view rather than trying to get more backdrop into the story. If I eve find this film on DVD, its certainly one for the ol' collection.


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