A Stranger Is Watching

Synopsis: The 11-year old daughter and girlfriend of a man whose wife had been raped and killed in front of his daughter three years earlier are kidnapped by the same killer. Held captive in a bunker below Grand Central Station, the two plot their escape while the police try to track the kidnaper.
Director(s): Sean S. Cunningham
92 min

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- She gave you an eight.

- Eight?

Yeah, you lost out on congeniality,

and you can't twirl a baton.

You got your arithmetic?

- How about your lunch money?

- That's tomorrow.

- Hi, Mr. Perry.

- Hi, Julie.

- How's Mrs. Perry?

- Pretty good today.

- She said thank you for the card.

- Say hi for me.

I'll come by after school.


Excuse me. I'm here

to see Mr. Peterson.

- Sharon Martin.

- Oh, yes. I know.

- I recognized you.

- Did you?

Miss Martin is here to see Steve.

- You saw the show this morning?

- I did.


I am.

Oh, Steven, we're both

in the news business.

If there's a story, we have to cover it.

Ronald Thompson being executed,

that's news, not me and Julie.

You pulled that tearjerk shit

out of the files just to sell dog food.

Oh, and News Today magazine

isn't gonna cover the execution.

Yeah, but not quite the same way.

There won't be a full color blow-up

of the condemned man's mother...

...grabbing the warden by the ankles,

begging him, "Please don't kill my son. "

- I think that's unfair.

- Yeah?

You're supposed to be a reporter,

not a goddamned advocate.

I'm a goddamned human being.

Jesus. You know, we just

keep going over the same old stuff.

I know.

Give me a hug.

I love you.

Well, I'm still planning on

coming out for dinner tonight...

...if my invitation hasn't been rescinded.

No, of course not.

- Julie will be happy to see you.

- How about you?

Well, I'll be happy when all this is over.

- How is Julie?

- Rough.

Look, I already told the Lufts

that you were coming out, so...

I guess you gotta.

- Wanna take the early train with me?

- No. I have to work.

- I'll drive up. It's all right.

- Okay.

I'll see you tonight.

- Cheerful?

- Well...

- Tired?

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Earl Mac Rauch

Earl Mac Rauch is an American novelist and screenwriter. Rauch is best known for writing the screenplays for A Stranger Is Watching, New York, New York and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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