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Shelter Island (2003)

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 ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Schaaf

Writer:

Paul Corvino
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Cast

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 Joanna Glushak ... Elyse Shapiro
Scott Sanford Scott Sanford ... Carly's Date
Joey Gironda Joey Gironda ... Dick Goldschmidt
Margaret Reed ... Karen Goldschmidt
Timothy Devlin ... Deputy Officer
Lou Ruggiero Lou Ruggiero ... Yelling Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Mulcahy ... DJ Jack the Whack (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Goofs

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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Postcard Day
Written and Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
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This film has gotten a bad shake..
16 July 2004 | by alannasserSee all my reviews

Other reviews on IMDb give an accurate enough summary of the plot. But they seem to have been expecting something like The Usual Suspects. Direct-to-video movies are usually inferior, with respect to production values and acting, than theatrical releases (poor as the latter generally are). So we shift into different critical gear when we watch a non-theatrical release. And by these standards, Shelter Island is not bad at all.

The movie is by no means a "lesbian skin flick," and the scenes of (partial) nudity are few and brief in duration. The story line is entirely coherent, and the twists -some maybe predictable, some not- are quite entertaining. The acting is far above average for the kind of film we are talking about. Ally Sheedy puts more into her character than the writing would suggest, and in fact all the actors acquit themselves more than competently.

Shelter Island moves along at a brisk pace, is snappily photographed and offers a few fun twists. This is what you'd call "a good popcorn movie." The movie gets 8 out of 10.


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