Plot: John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants. Now Murdoch must find a way to stop them before they take control of his mind and destroy him.

Rating: R for violent images and some sexuality

Directed By: Alex Proyas

Written By: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer

Production: Mystery Clock Cinema, New Line Cinema

In Theaters: February 27, 1998

Box Office: $14,337,579 (USA)

Budget: $27,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 40 mins.

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John Murdoch – Rufus Sewell
Inspector Frank Bumstead – William Hurt
Dr. Daniel P. Schreber – Kiefer Sutherland
Emma Murdoch / Anna – Jennifer Connelly
Mr. Hand – Richard O’Brien
Mr. Book – Ian Richardson

Mr. Wall – Bruce Spence
Det. Eddie Walenski – Colin Friels
Karl Harris – John Bluthal
Officer Husselbeck – Mitchell Butel
May – Melissa George