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Phobia (1980)

A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

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David Bolt ...
Henry Owen
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Dr. Alice Toland
David Eisner ...
Johnny Venuti
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Laura Adams
Robert O'Ree ...
Bubba King
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Barbara Grey
Neil Vipond ...
Dr. Clegg
Marian Waldman ...
Mrs. Casey
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Sgt Wheeler
Gwen Thomas ...
Dr. Clemens
Paddy Campanaro ...
Newswoman #1
Gerry Salsberg ...
Newsman #1
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Storyline

A psychiatrist treats his patients - sufferers from agoraphobia, claustrophobia, acrophobia, a fear of snakes, and a fear of man - with radical therapy in which they confront their fears by watching them on a large screen. The result is that each patient is driven to commit violent acts, and each dies by what he most fears. Written by alfiehitchie

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What happens when your Psychiatrist goes out of his mind?

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9 September 1980 (USA)  »

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Fobi  »

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$5,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$59,167
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Melvyn Hill (no relation to Gladys) was also a major contributor to the development of the script. Professor Hill, a psychologist whose knowledge about the criminally insane as well as his credible creative writing skills also advised Mr. Huston with the preparation of the script. Uncredited. See more »

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Dr. Peter Ross: [to Jenny] I'm not going to spend the rest of my life in a chemical straight jacket!
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Terrible.
30 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

One word. Describes everything. So does boring, stupid, and ridiculous. I can't believe John Huston was involved in this. I can't believe Starsky was involved in this, I guess he was looking for work when the show ended. Of course, he did go on to direct Kazaam, which also was boring, stupid, and ridiculous. I want the 90+ minutes spent watching this back. I rented this because the cover art and back synopsis looked interesting. Trust me, its not.


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