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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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Goofs

After Chyna breaks the chair leg against the stone fireplace, it reappears as she hobbles away to go to the basement door. When she prepares to throws herself down the stairs to finish breaking the chair she's chained to, the chair leg is once again missing. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Trevaine: Tell me again why I became a cop?
Carmen Trevaine: Because Daddy wouldn't let me marry you unless you held a steady job for three months.
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Referenced in Cabin by the Lake (2000) See more »

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A very intense movie that keeps you glued to the tv screen
24 June 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

Even though this is a low budget b-movie,it still is one of the best thrillers I have ever seen.And it absolutely lives up to it's name "intensity".It's about a psycho serial killer,played by John C. McGinley,which we also remember from the movies as "the rock". The serial killer in this movie is actually far worse than other serial killers from other movies,this one is a completely insane psycho mad man. The movie is completely breath-taking and I didn't relax for one minute when I watched it on tv.It is a mini series in two parts and therefor quit long.Almost 4 hours I think and that is a long time with intensity.

I recommend this movie to everyone that likes a good thriller and I guarantee that after watching the first 5 minutes you have to watch the whole movie.

Intensity is really one of the most terrifying movies you will ever see.


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