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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

Writer:

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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Box Office

Budget:

NZD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The motorway diner has not open,yet when the owner goes to check the till it is full of money. See more »

Quotes

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

There is an epilogue in the style of the The Blair Witch Project (1999) at the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Atomic
Written by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of EMI Music
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Very Catchy
6 April 2006 | by princess7angel7See all my reviews

Wow...I tell you what I really liked this movie when i saw it. I was sitting home watching lifetime and this happened to come on. I was so enthralled by this movie i couldn't turn away from it. I love Josh Lucas in this movie. I had always been a huge fan of him, like it Sweet Home Alabama. But in this movie you got to see him act in a different way, he actually got to take on a darker roll. I didn't think that it would work but it totally did! This movie was full of twists and turns. Reading the other comments everyone says that they didn't like the ending but i thought that the ending was pretty good. How they made it switch on and on from person to person. It was a little bit hard to follow but in the end it made it all that much more worth it. I would definitely recommend this movie!


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