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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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Scott Reynolds

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Scott Reynolds
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Radha Mitchell ... Beth
Josh Lucas ... Peter
Barry Watson ... Jack Barrett
Kevin Anderson ... Bryce
Jonathan Blick Jonathan Blick ... Stephen (as Johnny Blick)
Eryn Wilson ... Roger
Michael Lowe ... Bernie
Steven Ray Steven Ray ... Dr. Eric Leonard
Dra McKay Dra McKay ... Lynda
Seraphine Rochery 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shearer's Breakfast See more »

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Budget:

NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The sign on the doctor's office says "Surgery". This is a term used in the UK, as well as New Zealand, for a doctor's office. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Beth: [after her cigarette gets damp] Shit!
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Crazy Credits

Filmed in sunny Foxton, the Hollywood of the South Seas See more »

Connections

References The Hitcher (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Atomic
Written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of EMI Music
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A film to keep you wondering...
30 June 2004 | by xselfish_tearsxSee all my reviews

In contrast to the other comment written about this film, I actually like this film a lot. In my opinion, it is well acted and the lack of background music in the film helps create a tense atmosphere which will keep you on the edge of your seat. This atmosphere is added to by the way that the film has been made in a small area, due to it's low budget, making it feel quite claustrophobic. The plot of the film never seems quite clear and has many twists and turns within it, making you change you opinion constantly as to who is on whose side. All in all, this is a very good psychological thriller which will keep you thinking all the way through the film and on the edge of your seat at the same time. I'd give this an 8.5 out of 10 as I enjoyed it however it hasn't got the best plot in the world and won't be suited to everyone's tastes.


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