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Murder by Phone (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Mystery  |  December 1982 (USA)
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A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nat Bridger
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Stanley Markowitz
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Ridley Taylor
Robin Gammell ...
Noah Clayton
Gary Reineke ...
Lt. Meara
Barry Morse ...
Fred Waites
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John Websole
James B. Douglas ...
Jack Gilsdorf
Ken Pogue ...
Fil Thorner
Neil Munro ...
Winters
Jefferson Mappin ...
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Detective Tamblyn
Colin Fox ...
Dr. Alderman
Luba Goy ...
Beth Freemantle
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Connie Lawson
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A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.

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December 1982 (USA)  »

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Hell's Bells  »

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CAD 5,600,000 (estimated)
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[last lines]
Nat Bridger: I'll call ya!
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Pictures of telephones are displayed throughout the concluding credits, which finish with a telephone ringing. See more »

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Terror stalks Canada's phone customer!
25 June 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Richard Chamberlin plays a college professor who is trying to find out who is the psychopath (more like a postal ex-phone company worker) who is killing victim with a Hi-frequency sound through the phone. It kind of runs like a TV film, if you cut out the Phone/blood violence. John Houseman also star in this Canadian film that was released a year earlier in Canada as BELLS, and released in U.S. as MURDER BY PHONE. The American print is edited to 78 minutes as the Canadian print runs 95 minutes. Roger Corman probably edited it to save money on the print stock when he picked it up for U.S. release. Canadian print is recommended. Originally sold overseas under the title THE CALLING.


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