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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 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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Don't serve coffee to strangers. See more »


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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The sheriff mispronounces the name of the state he lives in (Oregon). 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

Hush
Written by Joe South
Performed by Deep Purple
Courtesy of EMI Music
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only my 3rd IMDB review and it's Australian movie again...
16 September 2003 | by soulcharmerSee all my reviews

...and to put it shortly, it's not as intriguing as Pitch Black but far more enjoyable than Lantana on the other hand.

yes it's true, this is only B-grade low-budget suspense thriller where nothing is as it appears to be (speaking of immediate succession of events) but nonetheless I really liked Radha Mitchell in her role, I really liked the humble setup and I really liked the ending where the story bends into a full circle (well, almost).

maybe it's not an art film of the year with heart-breaking scenes where father and son meet after years of nerve-wrecking separation or something but it's quite enjoyable if you give it a chance. I did and wasn't disappointed.

7/10


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