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Put this one on the top 10 films that thoroughly freaked me out! Liam Neeson stars as a doctor, who, after investigating the death of a hermit, discovers a wild woman, played by Jodie Foster, who apparently lived with her. The wild woman doesn't speak English (she speaks gibberish,) her general behavior, to say the least, is unusual and outsiders entirely frighten her. A board of doctors wants to put this woman into a hospital to perform tests, but Neeson feels she should remain where she is. So members of both parties camp outside the wild woman's home to see how well she survives. The actors are all excellent; Liam Neeson is great in nearly everything he's in and Jodie Foster's performance as the wild woman was nominated for an Academy Award. Viewers beware: this film is much creepier than it sounds as Neeson tries to uncover who she is and why she's acting like this.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence

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Starring:

Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini, Nick Searcy, Robin Mullins, Jeremy Davies, O'Neal Compton, Heather M. Bomba, Marianne E. Bomba, Sean Bridgers, Joe Inscoe

Directed by:

Michael Apted

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1994 drama

Rated PG-13.

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Don Ignacio's score: B+

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