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When Strangers Appear (2001)

A man enters a roadside diner run by a young woman and claims he is being chased by murderers.

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Complete credited cast:
... Beth
... Peter
... Jack Barrett
... Bryce
Jonathan Blick ... Stephen (as Johnny Blick)
... Roger
Michael Lowe ... Bernie
Steven Ray ... Dr. Eric Leonard
Dra McKay ... Lynda
Seraphine Rochery ... Tracey
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Storyline

Beth, a young woman who owns a restaurant close by an abandoned highway, shelters Barry, a young man who arrives at her door hungry and wounded. Soon, a group of men appears. Barry claims that they are after him. The handsome leader of the group tells Beth a different story... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 January 2002 (USA)  »

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The Shearer's Breakfast  »

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NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When the gas station attendant looks up at the wall from behind the register, the clock has no hands on its face. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
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Filmed in sunny Foxton, the Hollywood of the South Seas See more »

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References The House by the Lake (1976) See more »

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Hush
Written by Joe South
Performed by Deep Purple
Courtesy of EMI Music
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Very nice one!
15 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this one years ago and it was a nice discovery.

This is a pure film. All built on its characters and storytelling development.

It's a B movie from Australia - which makes me happier, this is a country that I used to live in - that has nothing but a good story to tell and a good acting.

All set in basically three or four locations in which the art direction and the cinematography took the best out of them, transforming the loneliness and the emptiness of the places in a excellent element of the film.

The editing is very intelligent, always helping the twists of the movie getting more intense and also giving that motion and never letting the tension down.

Bottom line, it's a "old-time-kind-of-movie" in which no rush is seen and things happen when it has to happen.

8/10.


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