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Shadows in the Storm (1988)

A married man suffering from midlife crisis obsesses over a girl from his romantic fantasy. He meets her exact duplicate on vacation and helps her get rid of her abusive husband. They run off together but a caller starts blackmailing him.

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Terrell Tannen

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Terrell Tannen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ned Beatty ... Thelonious Pitt
Mia Sara ... Melanie
Michael Madsen ... Earl
Donna Mitchell ... Elizabeth
James Widdoes ... Victor
Joe Dorsey ... Birkenstock (as Joe Dorcey)
William Bumiller ... Terwilliger
Peter Fox ... Hotel Clerk
William B. Johnson William B. Johnson ... Gas Station Attendant (as William Johnson)
Troy Evans ... Det. Harris
Robert Gould ... Det. Wand (as Bob Gould)
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Mercy
Ramon Angeloni Ramon Angeloni ... Birkenstock's Assistant
Marta Goldstein Marta Goldstein ... Terwilliger's Girlfriend
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A daydreaming businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the Redwood Forests of California. The morning after he arrives, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman named Melanie. She happens to look just like the woman he keeps seeing in his dreams. Thelonius and Melanie meet each other on the shore of a nearby river late at night. Melanie's husband finds them, and attacks Thelonius. Melanie pulls out a pistol and fires 3 shots, knocking her husband's body into the icy river below. The nightmare has begun... Written by Eric Severson <severson@webaccess.net>

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His dreams were beautiful, innocent and harmless. Until the day they all came true.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Riders on the Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Nelson, California, USA

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Color
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Quotes

Thelonius: Lightning makes shadows in the storm. Nightmare and bliss tell the silent truth.
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Connections

Features D.O.A. (1949) See more »

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Fortune Strangers
Performed by 'Otis Waygood Band'
Courtesy of Mediacom Music
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One of my best movies!
21 October 2017 | by msafineSee all my reviews

Saw this movie in 90s, when I was a student in Russia. Really, really loved this movie and spend some time finding it over movie forums. Still watching it with pleasure. Sometimes I feel like Tilo myself, dreaming about meeting my perfect woman! I don't understand why others gave it such a low score. You better watch something stupid, like "Pirates of Carrabien" or "Star wars 7". Unfortunately, I can't find it in a better quality. Many thanks to the actors and other people who worked on this gem.


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