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When Michael Calls (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  5 February 1972 (USA)
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Helen keeps on receiving phone calls from a child, who claims being her nephew Michael - but Michael died 15 years ago! In these calls he scolds on acquaintances, who then die in suspicious... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Doremus Connelly
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Helen Connelly
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Craig
Karen Pearson ...
Peggy Connelly
Larry Reynolds ...
Dr. Britton
Al Waxman ...
Sheriff Hap Washbrook
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Harry Randall
Chris Pellett ...
Peter
Steve Weston ...
Enoch Mills
Robert Warner ...
Sam
John Bethune ...
Quinlan
William Osler ...
Prof. Swen
Michèle Chicoine ...
Amy
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Marian Waldman ...
Elsa Britton
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Helen keeps on receiving phone calls from a child, who claims being her nephew Michael - but Michael died 15 years ago! In these calls he scolds on acquaintances, who then die in suspicious accidents. Soon Helen has to fear to be the next victim. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In "When Michael Calls," Elizabeth Ashley receives mysterious phone calls. Who's keeping her on the hook?

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Above average movie of the week
10 November 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

I remember being scared to death when this film first aired on TV in 1971. Of course, I was all of nine years old at the time. When Michael Calls was recently shown on Fox Movies, and I had a chance to relive my memories of terror. Surprisingly, the film holds up remarkably well, even with the tacked on and predictable happy ending that ties up all the loose ends. I even had to turn a light on while I watched!


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