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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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User Reviews:
'Special' in more than one way See more (83 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:
Swedish censorship banned the film in April 4, 1973. Despite the tag line, this is not the first Swedish film to be banned in Sweden, that was Trädgårdsmästaren (1912).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 The New York Ripper (1982)See more »

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What are the differences between the so-called Vengeance Edition and the Limited Edition?
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
'Special' in more than one way, 23 April 2005
Author: stamper from The Netherlands

Thriller is not your average film. It wasn't in 1974 and it isn't in 2005 (31 years later). I must say, that I find it hard to describe the film, although the plot is relatively simple. What makes it difficult to describe this film is the way it is presented. First of all, despite not being an adult film, there are a hand full of penetration scenes which neither arouse nor sicken, which are thus basically useless for the plot or entertainment (if ANY elaborate penetration-scene can actually add something to ANY film is another question). On the other side though, this there is little action in this one to qualify as an action film and I must admit that most action scenes are badly executed (the spontaneous combustion of cars being one example). The exception to this is the hand-combat scene at the docks, which is excellent. The shoot-outs on the other hand however are at times excruciatingly long and useless. On top of that, the film also suffers a bit from the lack of dialog, although I must honestly say, that the acting (especially by Christina Lindberg) was of such quality that you didn't feel like turning the film off (which is strange for an adult film IF this qualifies as one).

The film has other qualities as well though. I was especially baffled by the quality of the special effects and in some way I feel that the film actually deserves a spot in movie history. Despite being somewhat slow and really not action-packed, I feel that this film among the first female-lead action film ever made. I know credit is often given to Mrs. Weaver and Mr.Scott for that (Alien), but I think this one might be in for the race, don't you? Of course there are other films in that race as well, like Coffy, Foxy Brown and perhaps Cleopatra Jones, which I haven't seen, but this one ranks right up there as a female version of Death Wish. That fact alone and the fact that this is a cheap, slightly pornographic Swedish film make this one special - or maybe just a rarity. I just know what it certainly isn't, a must-see.

6,25 out of 10 (with a 6 given upon voting)

post scriptum: this film isn't cruel in any kind of way and really doesn't warrant a 20 minute cut to receive an R rating. The adult parts didn't last that long did they? If you're talking blood, Reservoir Dogs is much crueler if you ask me.

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