The Stranger (1987 film)

The Stranger is a 1987 Argentine-American thriller film directed by Adolfo Aristarain and starring Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Riegert, Barry Primus, Ricardo Darín and Cecilia Roth. It was written by Dan Gurskis. It was released in the United States on December 4, 1987.

The Stranger
Directed byAdolfo Aristarain
Produced byJorge Gundín
Hugo Lamonica
Written byDan Gurskis
Music byCraig Safan
CinematographyHoracio Maira
Edited byEduardo López
Michael Nolin
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04)
Running time
93 minutes
United States


A woman living in Buenos Aires (Bedelia), who is suffering from amnesia, discovers that she is the sole surviving witness to a brutal murder. Although the police can find no clues about any murder, the killers begin to hunt her.[1]


  • Bonnie Bedelia ... Alice Kildee
  • Peter Riegert ... Dr. Harris Kite
  • Barry Primus ... Sergeant Drake
  • David Spielberg ... Hobby
  • Ricardo Darín ... Clark Whistler
  • Cecilia Roth ... Anita
  • Julio de Grazia ... Jay
  • Marcos Woinsky ... Macaw
  • Jacques Arndt ... Rhea
  • Milton James ... Brandt
  • Julio Kaufman ... Dr. Hobby
  • Ernesto Larrese ... Lark
  • Sacha Favelevic ... Robin
  • Federico Luppi ... Manager
  • Miguel Ángel Paludi ... Croupier
  • Patricia Zangaro ... Female police officer
  • Adrián Ghio ... White intruder
  • Melvin Daniel ... Black man
  • Arturo Maly ... Father
  • Lala Sunblad ... Mother
  • Nicolas Deane ... Teenage son
  • Marina Magali ... Actress
  • Tito Mendoza ... Hobo
  • Haydée Padilla ... Desk woman
  • Heidi Froseth ... Fat woman
  • Sofía Viruboff ... Desk girl (as Sofia Virobof)
  • Adolfo Aristarain ... Movie goer (uncredited)

Home Video ReleaseEdit

In early 1988, The Stranger was released on VHS and Betamax by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video. The movie has not been released in any other format or reprint since, resulting in little public knowledge of the film.


  1. ^ The Motion Picture Guide Annual Jay Robert Nash, Stanley Ralph Nash, Stanley Ralph Ross - 1988 0933997167 - Page 281 The film's sound quality is also uneven and bothersome, though "Mirrors and Lights" (Mark Mueller, Craig Safan, performed by Debbie Davis), the song heard during the murder scene in "Deadly" and repeated throughout the film, comes ...

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