Stranger Is Watching

A Stranger Is Watching

Director: Sean S. Cunningham

Cast: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton

     
 
In this suspenseful made-for-television thriller a homicidal maniac kidnaps a young girl and a female television reporter and holds them hostage in the bowels of Grand Central Station.

Overview

In this suspenseful made-for-television thriller a homicidal maniac kidnaps a young girl and a female television reporter and holds them hostage in the bowels of Grand Central Station.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Sean Cunningham's first post-Friday The 13th film was shrugged off by most critics but it is better than its reputation might lead one to believe. The narrative's twists and turns aren't too difficult to predict but the lead characterizations and the colorful supporting characters keep the story interesting. Better yet, the cast is really top-flight: Kate Mulgrew is a classy and resourceful heroine, the same can be said for Shawn Von Schreiber (very poised in a challenging role for a child) and Rip Torn brings his full intensity to the role of the film's sleazoid villain. Sean Cunningham's direction is functional but effective: he's not quite a stylist but he gets solid performances all around, makes nice use of the atmospheric train station setting and hits the story's suspenseful beats with the right amount of punch. The end result is essentially the R-rated version of a made-for-t.v. movie but the craftsmanship is solid enough to make A Stranger Is Watching worth a look.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
UPC:
0012569675926
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:32:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Mulgrew Sharon Martin
Rip Torn Artie Taggart
James Naughton Steve Peterson
Shawn Von Schreiber Julie Peterson
Barbara Baxley Lally
Stephen Joyce Detective
James Russo Ronald Thompson
Frank Hamilton Bill Lufts
Roy Poole Kurner
Stephen Strimpell Actor
Jason Robards Actor
Maggie Task Mrs. Lufts

Technical Credits
Sean S. Cunningham Director
Barry Abrams Cinematographer
Sidney Beckerman Producer
Connie Brink Special Effects
Andrew Ciannella Makeup
Susan E. Cunningham Editor
Virginia Field Art Director
Jack Grossberg Producer
Victor Miller Screenwriter
Kim Ornitz Sound/Sound Designer
Earl Mac Rauch Screenwriter
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Stranger is Watching
1. Credits [1:41]
2. Julie's Nightmare [3:15]
3. Five Vs. Eight [4:41]
4. News Vs. Advocacy [3:12]
5. Stranger Watching [2:26]
6. Somebody Moving Around [3:38]
7. Double Kidnapping [4:49]
8. Subway Hideaway [2:52]
9. Don't Get Cute [3:33]
10. Another Watcher [4:51]
11. Killer's Bag [1:14]
12. Threatening Messages [2:53]
13. What We're Worth [4:21]
14. Dumb Waiter [3:46]
15. No Way Out [2:42]
16. "It was Him" [2:46]
17. Gang Violence [2:45]
18. Hard-Hitting Escape [4:46]
19. Just Missing a Train [2:32]
20. Dead End [3:02]
21. Partner's Departure [3:44]
22. Why? [4:01]
23. Taken Down a Peg [2:17]
24. Julie Breaks Free [3:39]
25. "I Know You're Here" [3:22]
26. Helping Hands [4:54]
27. Loser by a Neck [1:34]
28. End Credits [2:09]

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