History Film / TheShadow

21st Sep '17 11:14:41 PM Kalaong
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* EvilSorcerer: Shiwan Khan, [[SingleLineOfDescent the last descendant of Genghis Khan]], who was taught by the same teacher (whom Shiwan then killed) as Lamont. In fact, Shiwan is strong enough to cloud the minds of all New Yorkers by making them not see a huge building in the middle of the city. In the end, Lamont proves himself more than a match for Shiwan and has a surgeon friend remove Shiwan's PsychicPowers through brain surgery.
* "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt Madman threatens to blow the city sky-high!"

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* EvilSorcerer: Technically a ''duel'' between Evil Sorcerers, as [[ByronicHero the Shadow himself]] would be the first to admit he's a piece of work. But Shiwan Khan, Khan -- [[SingleLineOfDescent the last descendant of Genghis Khan]], who was taught by the same teacher (whom Shiwan then killed) as Lamont. In fact, Shiwan is strong enough Lamont -- actually makes it his ambition to cloud the minds of all New Yorkers by making them not see a huge building in the middle of the city. In ''top'' him. [[spoiler:In the end, Lamont proves himself more than a match for Shiwan and has a surgeon friend remove Shiwan's PsychicPowers through brain surgery.
surgery]].
* "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt "ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: Madman threatens to blow the city sky-high!"


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* MasterOfIllusion: Both Shiwan and the Shadow, but Shiwan is such a master that he clouds the minds of ''everyone in New York at the same time''. Specifically, he hides a hundred-story five-star hotel -- smack-dab in the middle of the city -- just to have a luxurious lair for himself.
6th Aug '17 1:58:56 PM YT45
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* BadassBoast: Numerous.
** BadassCreed: "The [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Kha-Khan]], the [[TheScourgeOfGod Power of God on Earth]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Emperor of Mankind]]"
** BadassInANiceSuit: Both Lamont and Khan although Khan's is a little too small for him, showing his lack of familiarity with Western culture.

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* BadassBoast: Numerous.
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Numerous. As an example, Lamont whispering from the shadows at some mobsters about to murder a witness, "Did you really think you would get away with it? Did you really think that ''I'' wouldn't know?"
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BadassCreed: "The [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Kha-Khan]], the [[TheScourgeOfGod Power of God on Earth]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Emperor of Mankind]]"
** * BadassInANiceSuit: Both Lamont and Khan although Khan's is a little too small for him, showing his lack of familiarity with Western culture.


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* CoolGun: Lamont's pair of 1911s.
17th May '17 7:35:02 PM nombretomado
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A 1994 {{Universal}} live-action film based off the pulp hero ''Radio/TheShadow'', the movie follows the adventures of Lamont Cranston (Creator/AlecBaldwin), who uses his psychic powers as the Shadow to hunt criminals in New York City to make up for the atrocities he committed in the past. But all is not well in the Big Apple - Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last descendant of Genghis and fellow psychic, has come to finish his great-grandscestor's work, and he's not about to let anyone stand in his way. Margo Lane, Lamont's love interest, was played by Penelope Ann Miller, while her father, physicist Reinhardt Lane, was played by Creator/IanMcKellen.

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A 1994 {{Universal}} Creator/{{Universal}} live-action film based off the pulp hero ''Radio/TheShadow'', the movie follows the adventures of Lamont Cranston (Creator/AlecBaldwin), who uses his psychic powers as the Shadow to hunt criminals in New York City to make up for the atrocities he committed in the past. But all is not well in the Big Apple - Shiwan Khan (John Lone), the last descendant of Genghis and fellow psychic, has come to finish his great-grandscestor's work, and he's not about to let anyone stand in his way. Margo Lane, Lamont's love interest, was played by Penelope Ann Miller, while her father, physicist Reinhardt Lane, was played by Creator/IanMcKellen.
30th Mar '17 4:05:09 PM aurast
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-->'''The Shadow:''' I saved your life, Roy Tam- now it belongs to me!

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-->'''The Shadow:''' I I've saved your life, Roy Tam- Tam - it now it belongs to me!
20th Feb '17 12:28:59 PM PrimeEvil
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* JabbaTableManners: Shiwan, in the Chinese restaurant.
19th Feb '17 8:29:45 PM bt8257
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6th Nov '16 12:50:37 PM MetropolisGal2
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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series. The makers were hoping to start an entire new superhero film franchise but the film performed poorly at the box office and the franchise was stillborn.

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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series. The makers were hoping to start an entire new superhero film franchise but the film performed poorly at the box office and [[StillbornFranchise the franchise was stillborn.
stillborn.]]
20th Sep '16 10:21:18 AM aurast
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* KilledMidSentence: The cab driver who drove Shiwan Khan after his arrival in New York [[PsychicAssistedSuicide drives straight into a fuel truck.]] His last words are "This must be my lucky...".
11th Aug '16 5:53:58 PM Exxolon
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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series.

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There was a novelization by Creator/JamesLuceno that valiantly tries to tie the movie into the pulps and radio series.
series. The makers were hoping to start an entire new superhero film franchise but the film performed poorly at the box office and the franchise was stillborn.
26th Jul '16 9:15:07 AM morenohijazo
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* ColorBlindConfusion: This leads Dr. Lane to [[spoiler:cut the wrong wire on the bomb]].

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* ColorBlindConfusion: This leads Dr. Lane to [[spoiler:cut the wrong wire WrongWire on the bomb]].nuclear bomb]], making the timer go to warp speed. By the time he's reconnected that wire to fix it, he's gone from having hours to having about two minutes.
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