Shadows and Fog (1992)

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Movie Info

In this Woody Allen film, a city is searching for the person responsible for a series of strangulation murders, and they enlist the help of cowardly clerk Kleinman (Woody Allen). As he helps in the search, he runs across circus performer Irmy (Mia Farrow) and befriends her. However, circumstantial evidence leads the townsfolks to suspect that Kleinman is the killer, and he must struggle to avoid capture.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Orion Pictures Corporation

Cast

Woody Allen
as Kleinman
Mia Farrow
as Irmy
Madonna
as Marie
Jodie Foster
as Prostitute
Lily Tomlin
as Prostitute
Kathy Bates
as Prostitute
John Cusack
as Student Jack
Fred Gwynne
as Hacker's Follower
Kenneth Mars
as Magician
Philip Bosco
as Mr. Paulsen
Robert Joy
as Spiro's Assistant
Wallace Shawn
as Simon Carr
Kurtwood Smith
as Vogel's Follower
Josef Sommer
as Priest
Eszter Balint
as Woman with Baby
Michael Kirby
as Killer
James Rebhorn
as Vigilante
Victor Argo
as Vigilante
Daniel von Bargen
as Vigilante
Camille Saviola
as Landlady
Tim Loomis
as Dwarf
Katy Dierlam
as Fat Lady
Dennis Vestunis
as Strongman
Anne Lange
as Prostitute
Thomas Bolster
as Student
Fred Melamed
as Undesirables Onlooker
Greg Stebner
as Police Chief
Peter Appel
as Cop at Police Station
John C. Reilly
as Cop at Police Station
Brian Smiar
as Cop at Police Station
Michael P. Troy
as Cop at Police Station
Remak Ramsay
as Cop at Police Station
Ron Turek
as Cop at Police Station
Peter McRobbie
as Bartender
Ira Wheeler
as Cop with Priest
Robert Silver
as Hacker's Follower
William H. Macy
as Cop with Spiro
Tom Riis Farrell
as Vigilante with Spiro
Ron Weyand
as Vigilante with Spiro
Richard Riehle
as Roustabout
Max Robinson
as Roustabout
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Critic Reviews for Shadows and Fog

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

Shadows and Fog is Woody Allen's first mystery movie. The mystery: what caused this total breakdown of a unique artist?

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Newsweek
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Shadows and Fog

Lesser Woody seems to be trying to evoke Pandora's Box but while it's filled with gifted performers they are the wrong ones to fit into the style he is seeking. A miss.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Yet another Woody Allen vehicle centered around his trademark Semitic neurosis ...and yet again I smile and laugh and applaud. What is wrong with me??

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

½

Shadows and Fog, Woody's love letter to German Expressionism, boasts some cleverly detailed mise-en-scenes and 20s inspired shot scales, but it's little more than a replication.

Jonathan Hutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

Super Reviewer

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