|Gone in the Night|
|Written by||Brian L. Ross|
David Protess (book)
Rob Warden (book)
|Directed by||Bill L. Norton|
|Starring|| Shannen Doherty |
|Music by||Joseph Conlan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Joel Fields|
|Producers|| Bernadette Caulfield |
Susan Rosner (associate producer)
|Editor||Mark W. Rosenbaum|
|Running time||190 minutes|
|Production company||Hill-Fields Entertainment|
|Original release||February 25, 1996|
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