By Jill Rachlin
Updated January 15, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST
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A Stranger Among Us

type
  • Movie

After a young Hasid is murdered, a tough, miniskirted new York cop (Melanie Griffith) goes undercover as a Hasid and falls head-over-sensible-heels for the rebbe?s son (Eric Thal). With her whiny voice and sexy pout, Griffith is hard to take seriously as a hard-boiled cop. The only thing more ridiculous in A Stranger Among Us is her love affair with the rebbe?s deeply religious son (they break taboo by touching, kissing, and dancing, she in only an oversize shirt and sweat socks). The Hasidic scenes lit in gold will make you want to adjust your TV?s brightness; don?t bother. Just fast-forward: the sooner you get to the end, the better. D-

A Stranger Among Us

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 110 minutes
director
  • Sidney Lumet

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