The weed of crime bears bitter fruit
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? This big-screen adaptation of the popular 1930's comic strip and radio show stars Alec Baldwin as Lamont Cranston, a heroic crime fighter out to stop his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan — a madman who plans to hold the world hostage with a powerful atom weapon. Thankfully, Lamont has a few tricks up his sleeve — including invisibility and his famous power to cloud men's minds.
This stylish feature, which also stars John Lone (of "Iceman") and Penelope Ann Miller (of "The Relic"), was directed by Russell Mulcahy (of Highlander fame).
Additional cast: Jonathan Winters as the Commissioner, Tim Curry of Rocky Horror Picture Show as Khan's N.Y. partner and Peter Boyle of Young Frankenstein as the Shadow's taxi driver Shrevy.
"The Shadow" is available on on DVD from Amazon.com
As is a collection of audiotapes of the original radio series and Old Time Radio's Greatest Shows
"The Shadow" movie airs from time to time on the SciFi Channel and USA Network
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