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September 1980 (USA) See more »
Dear Julie: Don't let me do it again...
Julie is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Klaus Kinski ... Pieter Fales

Donna Wilkes ... Alison Fales

Marianna Hill ... Julie

Craig Wasson ... Doug

Richard Herd ... Donahue

Joe Regalbuto ... Jake

Christopher Lloyd ... Gilbert

Flo Lawrence ... Pat (as Flo Gerrish)
Kiva Lawrence ... Rosemary
Claude Duvernoy ... Françoise
Cindy Donlan ... Sally
Jon Greene ... Archie
David Assael ... Barney
Richard Balin ... Freddy
Fredric Cook ... Willy
Kathy Garrick ... Maxine
Gracia Lee ... Bruce
Tobar Mayo ... Fritz
Jonathon Millner ... Fritz's Friend (as Jonathan Millner)
Frances E. Nealy ... Housekeeper (as Frances Nealy)
Kimberly Jensen ... Girl on Motorbike

Jay May ... Boy on Motorbike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Riegel ... Secretary (uncredited)
Tony Swartz ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
David Paulsen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Paulsen 

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Christopher Pearce .... associate producer
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Craig Huxley  (as Craig Hundley)
Cinematography by
Norman Leigh 
Film Editing by
Richard S. Brummer  (as Dick Brummer)
Robert Fitzgerald 
Parvez Zabier (uncredited)
Casting by
Ann Bell  (as Anne Bell)
Art Direction by
Kathy Curtis-Cahill  (as Kathy Curtis Cahill)
Makeup Department
Erica Ueland .... makeup artist (as Erica Eulannd)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matia Karrell .... second assistant director
Caren Singer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ken Aichele .... assistant art director (as Ken Alchele)
Kathy Curtis-Cahill .... props (as Kathy Curtis Cahill)
Sound Department
Kenard King .... sound mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound editor
Emile Razpopov .... sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... boom operator (as John Stein)
Special Effects by
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bodin .... grip
Scott Buttfield .... best boy
Robert K. Feldmann .... second grip (as Robert Feldman)
Ted H. Hauser .... first assistant camera (as Ted Hauser)
Jeffrey Laszlo .... second assistant camera (as Jeff Laszlo)
Alex Levac .... still photographer
Dylan Shephard .... key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
Jeffrey Sudzin .... electrician (as Jeff Sudzin)
Christopher Tufty .... gaffer (as Chris Tufty)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Nicholson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Robin Chambers .... assistant editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... assistant editor
Claude Duvernoy .... assistant editor
Earl Watson .... associate editor
Linda Whittlesey .... assistant editor
Other crew
Liz Mackiewicz .... assistant to producer
Patsy Pitts .... script supervisor
Linda Terrell .... location coordinator
David Weddle .... production assistant
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank J. Tsacrios .... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: In the note that Julie reads is different from the note seen. The note reads: "Murder I Think about it more and more the rejection is getting so hard to take nobody cares about me I feel so ugly my head is breaking maybe you'll understand the bullets in the chamber the guns ready blow i don't want murders but I have to make them hear me can you understand help me I'm scared to death." However Julie reads "Murder I think about it more and more they talk forever about their stupid problems and i'm the one who's miserable I want to shoot them through the head and i can do it I've got his gun you're one of them i'm going to kill you to." However next we see the letter it reads exactly as Julie read itSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Centerfold Fever (1981)See more »


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Two thumbs down, 19 October 2004
Author: Andres Rais from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I don't know what is worse about this movie. 1) It is very predictable. 2) It is very stupid. Is it 1 or 2? I was bothered because I spent 89 minutes with this movie and I considered it was a waste of time. The premise of a murderer with scissors looked good but there is not a pinch of idea in it. Dr Fales (Kinski) is a psychiatrist who leads a group of therapy. His daughter Allison (Wilkes) is a rebel teenager who is against the doctor's new company Julie (Hill). Allison's mother died and Julie would take her place. So, she is sick 'n tired of the group and of Julie. What about her? She is a reporter who is in the way of getting the divorce from her husband Doug (Wasson). There is more: she helps people under the name of Dr. Love. She starts receiving threats by letter. The ladies from the group are being found stabbed one by one. "Don't let me kill again" blah, blah, blah. So, who are we dealing with? who is the killer? Could it be Dr. Fales who has sex with the ladies from the therapy group? Maybe his daughter? What about Julie's husband? I think that renting this movie would be a waste of movie. It is worse If you see it. A waste of time. At least performances were acceptable. 3 out of 10. Andrés.

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