In the Shadows


In the Shadows

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New York hit man Eric O'Byrne (Matthew Modine) is sent to Miami to murder movie stunt coordinator Lance Huston (James Caan) in retaliation for an on-set accident that killed a powerful capo's nephew, who also was a drug smuggler working on a large deal with eccentric kingpin Draven (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Eric works his way into Lance's world by starting a relationship with Lance's daughter, Clarissa (Joey Lauren Adams), a sensitive pediatrician, and before long he becomes a stuntman working for Lance. But the godfather becomes anxious to have Lance killed, and Eric finds that when the time comes to pull the trigger, love and loyalty complicate the hit.

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Matthew Modine
as Eric O'Byrne
James Caan
as Lance Huston
Joey Lauren Adams
as Clarissa Huston
Rickey Murray
as Cabin Boy (Uncredited)
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Jimmy Pierazzi
Roy Ageloff
as Sal Canzani
Val Avery
as Carlo Pierazzi
Jeff Chase
as Sergie
Joe Candelora
as Bartender
Kava Stewartson
as District Attorney
Cat Wallace
as Hairstylist
Joan Turner
as Mrs. Hall
George Kapetan
as Transient
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Critic Reviews for In the Shadows

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  • Interestingly blends the world of stunt people who create the illusion of danger and that of the Mob, where danger is a reality.

    Jun 14, 2002 | Rating: 65/100

Audience Reviews for In the Shadows

  • Feb 05, 2009
    Another overlooked little gem.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer

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