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Shadows and Fog (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 March 1992 (USA)
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kirby ... Killer
Woody Allen ... Kleinman
David Ogden Stiers ... Hacker
James Rebhorn ... Vigilante
Victor Argo ... Vigilante
Daniel von Bargen ... Vigilante (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Camille Saviola ... Landlady
Tim Loomis Tim Loomis ... Dwarf
Katy Dierlam Katy Dierlam ... Fat Lady
Mia Farrow ... Irmy
John Malkovich ... Clown
Madonna ... Marie
Dennis Vestunis Dennis Vestunis ... Strongman
Donald Pleasence ... Doctor
Lily Tomlin ... Prostitute
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Storyline

A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbors who wants his help to track down a strangler who has been killing people all over town. The citizens form vigilance committees, but when Kleinman has dressed, his neighbors have disappeared. Meanwhile a circus has come to town. Irmy and Paul are two of the artists. After a fight, Irmy leaves the circus in the middle of the night. Eventually she meets Kleinman, scared and alone. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sombras y niebla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,111,314, 22 March 1992

Gross USA:

$2,735,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,735,731
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A number of the cast were known-well for various horror or thriller genre-related movies. Shadows and Fog (1991) features a killer on the loose, actress Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling confronts a serial killer in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and had been a killer herself in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976); Donald Pleasence portrays a doctor in this film, Pleasance having played Dr. Loomis in the original "Halloween" horror movie franchise; actress Kathy Bates the previous year had been seen in an Oscar winning Best Actress role as a crazed nurse in Misery (1990), whilst Fred Gwynne had played Fred Munster in the also black-and-white The Munsters (1964). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hacker: Kleinman, Kleinman, open up! Kleinman! We know you're in there!
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Soundtracks

When the White Lilacs Bloom Again
(1928)
Music by Franz Doelle
Poem by Fritz Rotter
Performed by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra (as The Jack Hylton Orchestra)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Clever, if (intentionally) derivative satire with great performances.
9 October 1998 | by 3rdManSee all my reviews

A stellar cast, lovely B&W cinematography, funny dialogue (mostly taken from Allen's play "Death"), a wonderful score of the music of Kurt Weill, a mild satire of Kafka, etc. Reviled by many -- I loved it.


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