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September 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Dear Julie: Don't let me do it again...
Plot:
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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Cast

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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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89 min
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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 »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Give This Film Its Due, 3 August 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Julie (Mariana Hill) is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session she attends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Is there a connection?

This film has a very low rating on IMDb as of August 2013. I am not sure how, but i suspect it is due in part to the very few people who have voted. Hopefully when the Blu-Ray is released, the film gets more respect. Currently, it sits below "X-Ray", which is just unfair.

There is plenty of suspense, some good characters (Klaus Kinski and Christopher Lloyd never disappoint) and overall a pretty good mystery. You might have to guess two or three times before you figure out who the killer is (and yes, the clues are there).

I highly recommend Scream Factory's DVD / BD of this film. While it has few special features, the picture and sound look great and it was nice to watch an interview with Donna Wilkes, who really needs to make the rounds at more horror conventions.

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