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Director:
Writers:
Bo Arne Vibenius (screenplay) &
Bo Arne Vibenius (an original story)
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Release Date:
5 June 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Sweden's sensational Christina Lindberg as the working girl they pushed too far! (US 1975 release) See more »
Plot:
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A revenge film that sizzles with energy See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Christina Lindberg ... Frigga
Heinz Hopf ... Tony
Despina Tomazani ... Lip-stick lesbian
Per-Axel Arosenius ... Frigga's Father (as Per Axel Arosenius)
Solveig Andersson ... Sally
Björn Kristiansson
Marie-Louise Mannervall ... Woman in village
Hildur Lindberg ... Mother's Friend
Stig Lokrantz
Olle Nordlander
Marshall McDough (as Marshal Mc Donagh)
Gunnar Palm
Pamela Pethö-Galantai ... Young Frigga
Lennart Robertsson
Hans-Eric Stenborg
Stig Ström
Lars Sääv
Bruno Sörwing
Gunnel Wadner ... Frigga's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lars Lundgren ... (uncredited)
Bo Arne Vibenius ... Hot Dog vendor (uncredited)

Directed by
Bo Arne Vibenius  (as Alex Fridolinski)
 
Writing credits
Bo Arne Vibenius (screenplay) (as Bo A Vibenius)

Bo Arne Vibenius (an original story) (as Alex Fridolinski)

Produced by
Bo Arne Vibenius .... producer (as Bo A Vibenius)
 
Original Music by
Ralph Lundsten (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Andreas Bellis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brian Wikström 
 
Production Management
Bo Lundqvist .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Dennis Hennicks .... sound
Bengt Kåring .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Stig Limér .... special effects
 
Stunts
Per Hessman .... stunt man
Jan Kreigsman .... stunt coordinator
Dan Lindhe .... stunt man
Lars Lundgren .... stunt man
Bo Sunnefeldt .... stunt man
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Alexander .... assistant cameraman
Ted Lindahl .... electrician
Sture Åsberg .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Oskarsdotter .... costume designer: Miss Lindberg
 
Other crew
Anna Oskarsdotter .... assistant to producer (as Anna Maria Anefelt)
Bo Arne Vibenius .... presenter (as Bo A Vibenius)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thriller - en grym film" - Sweden (original title)
"Hooker's Revenge" - USA (reissue title)
"They Call Her One Eye" - USA (censored version)
"Thriller: They Call Her One Eye" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
104 min | UK:80 min (heavily cut) | USA:82 min (R-rated version) | Australia:92 min (R-rated cut)
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Certification:
Australia:R (cut) (1976) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1975) | Italy:VM18 | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating: 1973) | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (1974) (heavily cut) | UK:R (original rating: 1974) | UK:X (re-rating) (1976) (heavily cut) | USA:R (heavily cut) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
Christina Lindberg trained in martial arts for two months in order to play the lead role in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the police car runs over a piece of grass between two roads, you can clearly see tire tracks from earlier takes.See more »
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A revenge film that sizzles with energy, 31 December 2006
Author: DVD_Connoisseur from England

When I first saw the title of "Thriller: A Cruel Picture" (aka "They Call Her One Eye"), I was hooked. What a title for a movie! The protracted wait for the release, and the hype surrounding the film's influence on Quentin Tarantino, simply added to my desire to view this cult classic.

Well, when I settled down to watch the film, it managed to do something very few movies achieve....it surpassed my expectations.

From the very start, this little gem sparkled with a seedy charm that I took to my heart. If Tarantino had been born a decade earlier in Sweden, this would be the kind of film you'd expect him to be making. (Interestingly, this film was actually banned in its home country and was heavily cut on its release in most overseas territories.) As a revenge film, "Thriller" sizzles with energy. It has a great pace and the only time the film stumbles is during the short porn edits (so obviously filmed with different actors that the viewer's attention is displaced). These somehow made me feel like a naughty schoolboy watching an illicit dodgy video! Now, don't get me wrong. I don't have any objections to porn (my handle should perhaps be "Porn Connoisseur"), but somebody taking their Captain Picard up to warp speed and shoving it into a normal movie just doesn't work. Still, it added to that "I ain't going to find this on the shelf in my UK HMV"-feeling which always gives me a warm, perverse buzz.

I digress. The movie is beautifully shot, the delightful Christina Lindberg is splendid, the cast is suitably sordid and the music has to be heard to be believed. It ain't magical but it's memorable.

There are some great set pieces and one of the most unexpected car treats I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

As a DVD, Synapse have delivered the ultimate version of this film. God knows how long they took to source the various elements, etc. for this release but the result is gobsmacking.

A superb exploitation movie and well worth tracking down.

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The slow motion kills this film. NewbridgeNJ
One of the most unrealistic headshots? axedoff
Stupidest use of explicits sex robinvesper
This would be a good remake. kimfilipek
How Freaking hot is Chirstina Lindberg? EL_TOPO_DEL-negro
The Sound and Audio choices are all wrong sackpuncher
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