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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 »
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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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User Reviews:
compelling fable of abuse and revenge See more (81 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 Sunnefelt .... 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Director Cameo: [Bo Arne Vibenius]The hot-dog vendor who shows Madeleine the way into the dock.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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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What are the differences between the so-called Vengeance Edition and the Limited Edition?
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
compelling fable of abuse and revenge, 24 December 2004
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

The gorgeous nymph Christina Lindberg is a mute woman who is abducted, drugged and forced into sexual servitude by a slick criminal.

Notable for its hardcore sex sequences which, in my humble opinion, lend great gravity to Lindberg's unfortunate personal situation, this revenge drama has a measured, moderate pace and is quite compelling.

Titled THEY CALL HER ONE-EYE in some markets because our heroine does get her eye poked out by her captor, the film has rarely been seen uncut until the advent of Synapse Films' recent DVD.

Some scribes have complained that the hardcore sexual material ruins the film. I don't see any basis for this complaint. The hardcore honestly portrays the level of abuse Lindberg receives.

The revenge section of THRILLER is labored and stylized. There's no clear catharsis and there's no joy for the avenging angel.

Director Bo A Vebenius also wrote and produced.

Though called "the roughest revenge movie ever made" by Quentin Tarantino, it is not particularly rough compared to fare such as FORCED ENTRY, CAPTURED FOR SEX 2 or ZOOM UP: RAPE SITE.

It is an art-house revenge pic that is well worth seeing. I'm not sure I'd want to re-see it regularly, though. It does runs slow.

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