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Shelter Island (2003)

Lou, a former professional golfer, turned motivational speaker, seems to have it all: fame, money, and a beautiful live-in girlfriend, Alex. Her seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when she is attacked near her home in Manhattan.


Geoffrey Schaaf


Paul Corvino




Complete credited cast:
Ally Sheedy ... Louise 'Lou' Delamere
Patsy Kensit ... Alexandria 'Alex'
Stephen Baldwin ... Lenny
Chris Penn ... Sheriff Deluca
Mimi Langeland Mimi Langeland ... Carly
Denia Brache Denia Brache ... Agnes
Chris Douridas ... Joel Shapiro
Joanna Glushak ... Elyse Shapiro
Scott Sanford Scott Sanford ... Carly's Date
Joey Gironda Joey Gironda ... Dick Goldschmidt
Margaret Reed ... Karen Goldschmidt
Timothy Devlin Timothy Devlin ... Deputy Officer
Lou Ruggiero Lou Ruggiero ... Yelling Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Mulcahy ... DJ Jack the Whack (voice)


A former professional golfer turned motivational speaker seems to have it all. After being attacked near her home she retreats to her country estate on Shelter Island with her live in girlfriend. A severe storm hits the island taking out the phone and electricity, add a mysterious stranger and a creepy sheriff and you have the set up for a thriller where all and who are not what they seem. Written by LoneAssassin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Isolation can drive you crazy.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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At the beginning of the movie, a severe night time thunderstorm hits the island where the two main characters are vacationing. However, the next day there are no signs that the storm occurred. The grass and trees are dry and the roads are dusty. See more »


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Starring Kensit and Sheedy body doubles
13 December 2004 | by DLibrasnowSee all my reviews

Whatever happened to Eighth Wonder singer Patsy Kensit after she appeared in the high voltage, high energy thriller 'Lethal Weapon 2'? Well, she went on to appear in a number of okay pictures (the acclaimed 'Twenty-One' and the sweet romantic comedy 'Does This Mean We're Married') and some truly terrible TV-movie-type fodder such as 'Kill Cruise.' Unfortunately, this crass production falls into the latter camp and, despite some good talent and a serviceable script, the movie is betrayed and let down with an overabundance of (blatently obvious) body-double nudity (that would seem more in place in a soft porn production) and a (supposidly) "surprise twist' that is telegraphed early in the movie. Kensit plays the lesbian girlfriend Alex, to Alley Sheedy's motivational speaker character, who persuades her girlfriend to escape the big city after she is brutally attacked. The two seek the solitude on an island and tension arises with the arrival of an injured man, a violent storm that knocks out the phone lines and ferry services to the mainland and the almost voyeuristic fascination with the girls displayed by the local sheriff. Kensit was the reason why I picked up this movie, that and the promise of an okay suspense thriller, but her talent is once again squandered in a movie that fails to deliver any real tension.

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Release Date:

15 October 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos menedék See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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