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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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Good TV movie
11 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Robert Culp plays a cynical radio talk show host who regularly insults callers. He gets a call from a VERY disturbed teenage girl who's going to kill herself (we never find out why). He insults her and, after she hangs up, realizes she is serious. He tells all his listeners to find the girl before she commits suicide.

I caught this back in 1975 when it premiered on TV. I've never forgotten it even though it's over 30 years later! Plotwise this was nothing new but Culp's performance really elevates this. He's right on target all the time and gives easily one of his best performances. This was highly acclaimed when it first came out (the critics LOVED this one) but then it disappeared. If you get a chance watch it just for Clup's performance. My only complaint--WHY was that girl going to kill herself? It's hinted at it early on and then dropped completely.


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