The Shadow (1994)

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108 min.
Plot  The story begins in Tibet after the First World War. An American named Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), succumbing to his darker instincts during the war, has set himself up as a brutal warlord and opium kingpin under the alias of ''Ying-Ko'' (Mandarin Chinese for "Dark Eagle"). He is abducted from his palace by servants of the ''Tulku'' (voiced by Barry Dennen), a holy man who exhibits otherworldly powers and knows Cranston's identity. He informs Cranston that he is to become a force for good. Cranston objects but is silenced by the ''Phurba'' (voiced by Frank Welker), a mystical living triple-edged knife that assaults Cranston, wounding him. Cranston is unable to refuse and remains under the tutelage of the Tulku for seven years. He learns to "cloud men's minds," a form of mystical, psychic hypnosis that allows him to influence others' thoughts and bend their perceptions so he cannot be seen, except for his shadow (since light itself cannot be deceived), hence his new alias.

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Cast

Alec Baldwin
Lamont Cranston / The Shadow
John Lone
Shiwan Khan
Peter Boyle
Moses "Moe" Shrevnitz
Ian McKellen
Dr. Reinhardt Lane
Tim Curry
Farley Claymore
Sab Shimono
Dr. Roy Tam
James Hong
Li Peng
Joseph Maher
Isaac Newboldt
Barry Dennen
Tulku (voice only) (uncredited)

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The Shadow
English Original Title

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Country

United States

Language

English

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