Video Review: 'Stranger by Night' | EW.com

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Stranger by NightDespite obvious plotting and the most annoying soundtrack this side of Flashdance, Stranger by Night is still worth watching for...Stranger by NightDrama, Mystery and ThrillerRDespite obvious plotting and the most annoying soundtrack this side of Flashdance, Stranger by Night is still worth watching for...1994-11-18Michael Parks
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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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