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Director  Burt Kennedy
Producer  Roger Lewis
Writer  Clyde Ware
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Thriller
Country  USA
All the Kind Strangers movie poster
Release date  1974
Cinematography  Gene Polito, Robert B. Hauser
Cast  Stacy Keach (James "Jimmy" Wheeler), Samantha Eggar (Carol Ann), John Savage (Peter), Robby Benson (John), Arlene Farber (Martha), Tim Parkison (Gilbert)
Similar movies  The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, The Incredible Hulk, Hulk, The Death of the Incredible Hulk, The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, Turks & Caicos
Tagline  There's Nothing More Dangerous Than a Kind Face.

All the Kind Strangers is a 1974 American film directed by Burt Kennedy.


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All the kind strangers

Plot summary

Children of a bootlegger in an extremely remote area of the U.S. have been orphaned when their mother died giving birth to the 7th of them at home and the distraught father fell off the roof of the house in a drunken stupor (information disseminated in the body of the film). The oldest child, desperate to keep the remainder of his family together, has managed to keep the fate of his parents secret from the surrounding community due to the nearly inaccessible locale, resources available to keep the farm running smoothly and well trained, vicious watchdogs. However, the minors feel need for guidance and are looking for replacement guardians going about it by sending the smaller, irresistibly cute moppets on errands requiring them to travel along local roads. The youngsters cajole people considerate enough to pick them up into taking them home. Guests are then maneuvered into staying so they can be put through an evaluation process at the end of which the children decide whether or not the candidates fit their idea of good parents. Those who do not cut muster are free to go, so says the oldest sibling and his word has never been doubted amongst the rest of the family. The new candidates for parenthood put up determined resistance and begin to exasperate the quietly tyrannical older child; but affection for the new couple and maturation are making the other children wonder about their method of choosing parental guidance and just where "all the kind strangers" are going when they leave.


  • Stacy Keach as Jimmy Wheeler
  • Samantha Eggar as Carol Ann
  • John Savage as Peter
  • Robby Benson as John
  • Arlene Farber as Martha
  • Tim Parkison as Gilbert
  • Patti Parkison as Rita
  • Brent Campbell as James
  • John Connell as Baby
  • Soundtrack

  • Robby Benson - "All The Kind Strangers" (Music and lyrics by Regis Mull)
  • Regis Mull - "What Are You Living For" (Music and lyrics by Regis Mull)
  • References

    All the Kind Strangers Wikipedia
    All the Kind Strangers IMDb All the Kind Strangers