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A Stranger Among Us (17-Jul-1992)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Robert J. Avrech

Music: Jerry Bock

Producers: Steve Golin; Howard Rosenman; Sigurjon Sighvatsson

Keywords: Crime, Jewish, Undercover Cops

Hasidic diamond merchant Yaakov Klausman disappears from the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn with $720,000 in diamonds, though from the nature of his character it is most likely he has been killed for the loot and not absconded. Blonde, hard-nosed NYPD Detective Emily Eden is assigned to his case; she goes undercover as a Hasid. Melanie Griffith is so utterly miscast here one must question the very sanity of the producers.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Gandolfini
18-Sep-1961 19-Jun-2013 Tony Soprano wants his money
Melanie Griffith
9-Aug-1957   Mom from Lolita redux
John Pankow
28-Apr-1954   Ira on Mad About You
Tracy Pollan
22-Jun-1960   Ellen Reed on Family Ties
Mia Sara
19-Jun-1967   Queenie
Jamey Sheridan
12-Jul-1951   Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Rena Sofer
2-Dec-1968   General Hospital
Eric Thal
10-Aug-1965   The Puppet Masters
Jake Weber
19-Mar-1964   Joe Dubois on Medium


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