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B-

Stranger by Night

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Jennifer Rubin, William Katt, Steven Bauer, Michael Parks; Director: Gregory Dark; MPAA Rating: R

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-

Originally posted November 18 1994 — 12:00 AM EST

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