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Vanishing Act (1986)

PG | | Mystery | TV Movie 4 May 1986
A man honeymooning with his new wife in the Rockies reports his wife's disappearance to the police. A few days later, a strange woman escorted by the local priest claims to be his missing wife, despite the man's inability to recognize her.

Director:

David Greene

Writer:

Robert Thomas (based on a play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mike Farrell ... Harry Kenyon
Margot Kidder ... Chris Kenyon
Fred Gwynne ... Father Macklin
Graham Jarvis ... Dr. DeMarco
Elliott Gould ... Lieutenant Rudameyer
Heather Ward Heather Ward ... Flute Girl (as Heather Ward Siegel)
Wally McSween Wally McSween ... Banker
John Bluethner John Bluethner ... First Paramedic
Howard Glassman Howard Glassman ... Second Paramedic
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ... Pilot (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Grant Lowe ... Desk Clerk
Linda Mackay Linda Mackay ... Bar Girl
Larry Musser ... Basketball Referee
Tony Totino Tony Totino ... Basketball Cop
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Storyline

In the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married Chris, from Philadelphia, in Las Vegas. They traveled to the Rockies on honeymoon and they had an argument the previous day, and Chris left their isolated cabin in her car. Harry also says that he is worried about her disappearance since she is not a good driver. Harry returns to his cabin and receives a phone call from the local priest, Father Macklin, who summons him to go to the church. Father Macklin tells says Chris is in the church waiting for him. When Harry sees Chris, he tells that she is not his wife; but the woman knows details of their lives and Harry is discredited by the evidences. Is a stranger impersonating Chris or is Harry delusional? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A beautiful stranger is posing as Harry's wife... Someone is lying... And you'll never guess who. Is it a scam or is it murder?

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como en una pesadilla See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The UK video version was cut by 30 secs for a PG rating by the BBFC to edit a possibly imitable scene where a key is pushed out of a door lock using a wire coat-hanger. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1987 UK VHS release was cut by 30 seconds by the BBFC to secure a PG rating. See more »

Connections

Version of Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969) See more »

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great movie...Keeps you guessing until the end...
8 March 2001 | by crowe1999See all my reviews

This is a great movie for those Who love old fashion mysteries. Harry reports to Lt.Rudameyer that his wife Chris is missing.

Chris shows up with Father Macklin, and this is when the fun begins. Elliot Gould, Margot Kidder And Mike Farrell are great...But Fred Gwynne is wonderful as Father Macklin. Check it out!!!!!


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