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Video Review: 'Stranger by Night'

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Stranger by Night

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Jennifer Rubin, William Katt, Steven Bauer, Michael Parks
director:
Gregory Dark
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Despite obvious plotting and the most annoying soundtrack this side of Flashdance, Stranger by Night is still worth watching for a bravura performance by veteran video star William Katt (House and House IV) in a role that would work perfectly in a big-screen Quentin Tarantino version of Starsky and Hutch. Unfortunately, Katt’s wonderfully obnoxious cop is only peripheral to this tale of a tough-guy detective (Steven Bauer) whose alcoholic blackouts are followed by discoveries of dead hookers and a parade of red herrings. None of these do anything but make you wish Katt were on screen more. B-

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