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Encyclopedia > The Shadow (1994 film)
The Shadow
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Produced by Willi Bär
Martin Bregman
Michael Scott Bregman
Written by David Koepp
Starring Alec Baldwin
Penelope Ann Miller
John Lone
Ian McKellen
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Stephen H. Burum
Editing by Peter Honess
Beth Jochem Besterveld
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) July 1, 1994
Running time 108 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $40 million (estimated)
IMDb profile

The Shadow is a 1994 motion picture based on the character of the same name created by Walter B. Gibson in 1937. The film is one of many featuring the character as its star, but is by far the most expensive and lavish of those productions, with an estimated $40 million dollar budget and an expensive marketing campaign attributed to it. Image File history File links Shadowpost. ... Russell Mulcahy (born January 1, 1953) is a film director, born in Melbourne, Australia. ... David Koepp (born June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin) is an American screenwriter and director. ... Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Penelope Ann Miller (January 13, 1964) is an American actress. ... John Lone (尊龍, pinyin: ZÅ«n Lóng), (born October 13, 1952 as 吳國良) is an Asian American actor. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen CBE, (born May 25, 1939) is a veteran English stage and screen actor, the recipient of a Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... Stephen H. Burum is an American cinematographer, and was born on 25 November 1939 in Visalia, California. ... Peter Honess is an ACE-certified film editor. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Who knows what evil lurks. ... Walter Brown Gibson (September 12, 1897-December 6, 1985) was an American author and a professional magician best known for his work on The Shadow. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Starring Alec Baldwin in the title role, the film was intended to be a summer blockbuster and to be the starting point for a new franchise of films that would be tied in with toy and clothing lines. Despite good intentions, the movie flopped, it was panned by both critics and fans and the planned franchise never materialized, although some toys were offered during its release period. Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ...


Plot

The Shadow's origin as described in the original magazine stories was deemed too complex to be amply covered in a mainstream motion picture, and was modified by the writers so that it could be told fairly easily.


Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) is a former American soldier, and a veteran of World War I. Tired of being a servant to greater powers, Cranston hides himself away in Tibet, eventually rising to power as an iron fisted opium dealer and warlord. Living his life in opulence, Cranston sees little reason for reform, until he is unseated and captured by a monk who teaches him how to manipulate the minds of others and make himself virtually invisible to the naked eye, prompting him to take on the pseudonym of The Shadow. Alexander Rae Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert Henry Asquith Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow... Tibet (older spelling Thibet; Tibetan: བོད་; Wylie: Bod; Lhasa dialect IPA: [; Simplified and Traditional Chinese: 西藏, Hanyu Pinyin: XÄ«zàng; also referred to as 藏区 (Simplified Chinese), 藏區 (Traditional Chinese), ZàngqÅ« (Hanyu Pinyin), having the two names different connotations; see Name section below) is a plateau region in Central Asia and the... Depiction of opium smokers in an opium den in the East End of London, 1874. ...


With his newfound abiltities, Cranston returns to the United States, where he poses as an opulent playboy by day and fights crime by night under the cloak of his alter ego; his new life seems to be falling into place nicely when Shiwan Khan, the last living descendent of Genghis Khan makes his entrance. Khan exhibits psychic powers on par with Cranston's, but is decidely more evil, and begins going through the motions with a plan that will eventually give him control of the world. Able to brainwash others into doing his bidding, Khan is able to mull along secretly until The Shadow gets wind of his plans. The Golden Master is a 1939 pulp novel featuring the character known as the Shadow. ... For other uses, see Genghis Khan (disambiguation). ...


This movie has many characters that were introduced in the pulp fiction magazines in the 1930's, such as Margo Lane, Moe Shrevnitz, and Inspector Wainwright.


Trivia

Jeremy Irons was the producers first choice for Lamont Cranston.

  • Since the announcement of a new Shadow film in 2006, there has been hope that a new, Special Edition DVD will be released of this film.
  • There are many deleted scenes from this film that were never released.
  • The Region 1 DVD in the US has a Full Frame transfer, yet the Region 2 DVD in the UK has a Widescreen transfer.

Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is a Golden Globe, Grammy Award, Screen Actors Guild-winning, and Academy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... The Golden Child (1986) is an American mystical comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. ...

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