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Stranger in the House (1997)

A botched diamond burglary and a dead publishing company executive set off a string of murders and betrayal in this suspensful, nonstop thriller!

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writers:

William Hoy (story), Peter Liapis | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Michele Greene ... Joanna Winters
Bruce Dinsmore ... Dan Winters
Steve Railsback ... Jack Derby
Kathleen Kinmont ... Dorothy Liddell
Vlasta Vrana ... Alex Alexander
Wendii Fulford Wendii Fulford ... Marla Dajani
Una Kay Una Kay ... Vivian Granger
Larry Day ... Roy Rankston
Tania Kontoyanni ... Lupe Tomas
Tyrone Benskin ... Slovitz
Chelsea McIsaac Chelsea McIsaac ... Hillary
Maral Hassib Maral Hassib ... Antonia
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A botched diamond burglary and a dead publishing company executive set off a string of murders and betrayal in this suspensful, nonstop thriller!

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Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Goofs

The characters refer to an SUV in the film as a Jeep, when it's actually a Ford Explorer. See more »

Alternate Versions

The R-rated video version has Marla Dajani in a topless love scene. Another version that is not rated has this scene re-shot with the bedsheets pulled up to cover her breasts. See more »

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uncommonly well put together classic thriller
15 February 2013 | by alannasserSee all my reviews

Thrillers on IMDb tend to be evaluated by standards appropriate either for Orson Welles or Hitchcock, or for contemporary high-budget endeavors. This movie has been rated as a mediocre, implausible contribution to the genre. I find this hard to comprehend. The movie has almost everything lacking in the vast majority of thrillers turned out these days (going back decades), and is far more artfully assembled -editing, direction, acting, pacing, modulated but effective suspense, and narrative leanness, not a trace of fat- than almost everything that's come out since the turn of the millennium. The movie moves at just the right pace, the interweaving of the characters' motives and behaviors is artfully executed and the musicality of the picture's dynamics is professionally effected. - It's more engaging than most popcorn entertainments and a welcome addition to a genre that in these times seems to be in an advance state of decline. If you like well toned classic thrillers with an updated '70s touch, you'll like this.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Fremder in meinem Haus See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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