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A Cry for Help (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 February 1975
A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his ... See full summary »

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Harry Freeman
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Ingrid Brunner
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Paul Church
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George Rigney (as Julius W. Harris)
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Buddy Marino
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Phillip Conover
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Richie Danko
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Sgt. Lou Shirley
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Hank Buchek
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Eddie Frisch (as Joseph George)
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Irene Schullman
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Arthur Schullman
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Quinn Shaw
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Mae Dowd
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A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his listeners to help find the girl before she makes good on her threat. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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12 February 1975 (USA)  »

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End of the Line  »

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So unique it's worth seeing
16 March 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite this film coming at the end of the run for "The ABC Movie of the Week", it manages to be VERY original...hence my score of 7.

The film begins with a super-obnoxious and abrasive talk radio host (Robert Culp) doing his morning show. Again and again, he treats callers like dirt and his sarcasm and crassness are amazing...yet, inexplicably, he seems to be popular. One of the callers happens to be a lady who is suicidal and instead of treating her gently or seriously, he laughs at her problems and hangs up on her. Only later does it dawn on him that she MIGHT really be a suicidal caller. So, using his show, he urges his callers to call in and help him solve this problem...and locate the girl.

The picture is entertaining, keeps your interest and I appreciate how Culp's character shows SOME growth but STILL must remain true to himself and his cynical facade. Well worth seeing.


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