Video Review

Video Review: 'Stranger by Night' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Jennifer Rubin, William Katt and Steven Bauer

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 Nov 18, 1994 Published in issue #249 Nov 18, 1994 Order article reprints
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