A Stranger Among Us

Synopsis: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

"God counts

the tears of women."

What's it mean?

I'm not sure.

[ Chuckling ] Actually I just came

across it in the Kabbalah.

[ Train Approaching ]

[ Buzzing ]


Internal Affairs says you're spick-

and-span. Deadly force was called for.

Gee willikers, what a surprise.

Think maybe it's because

Nick's in the hospital?

- I think you need some R and R.

- I need to work.

It's not your fault.

[ Sigh ]

What do you got?


Guy disappears on his family?

What, are you kidding me?

It's work.

Um, I'm afraid the Rebbe

has a very busy schedule today.

- You're the policeman?

- Police person.

- Person?

- Never mind. Policeman.

Ah, come with me,


[ Phone Ringing ]


[ Woman ]

This way.

Wait here, please.


[ Whispering ]

Anshuldik mir.

Zeer gut.

Hi, I'm Detective Eden.

Ah, I've been assigned

to the Klausman --

Yaakov Klausman was reported

as a missing person?

Do these guys understand

what I'm saying?

- The Rebbe speaks eight languages.

- Is English one of'em?

Okay. You know, most cases

where kids disappear...

we're talking some kind

of shit going on.

Um. I know.

I know. I apologize.

I'm really not as stupid as I act.


You're a very tense person.

Which one of you

is immediate family?

- Are you the immediate family?

- I'm Yaakov's father.

Okay, good. Maybe there's some place

we could go and talk.

No. My Rebbe has to be here.

[ Sigh ] So you're all like a family?

In a manner of speaking.

Thank you. Okay.

Your son disappeared two nights ago?

Did you fight with him?

- No.

- Your wife maybe?

-Anything like this ever happen before?

-Of course not.

Has Yaakov exhibited signs

of strange behavior lately...

you know, being depressed,


- Staying alone in his room?

- No.

Is anything missing?

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Robert J. Avrech

Robert J. Avrech is an American screenwriter whose works include the 1984 film Body Double (with Brian De Palma) and A Stranger Among Us (1992). He won an Emmy Award for his screenplay The Devil's Arithmetic, based on the young adult novel by Jane Yolen.He is also the author of the children's novel The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden, and the memoir How I Married Karen, and publishes personal and political writings on his blog, Seraphic Press. From 2009 through mid-2012, he was a writer for Breitbart News. more…

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