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Disconnected (1984)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | July 1984 (USA)
Alicia has started getting these very noisy, disturbing phone calls. The question is, are they real, or is it all in her head?

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Alicia / Barbara Ann
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Franklin
Carl Koch ...
Mike
Professor Morono ...
Joey
William A. Roberts ...
Old Man
Carmine Capobianco ...
Tremaglio
Ben Page ...
O'Donovan
Donna Dervoin ...
Girl Franklin Takes Home
Stefan Rybuk ...
Charles Keaton
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Niles
Nancy Theroux ...
Girl in Franklin's Bed
Betty Kintaer ...
Alicia's Mother
James W. Kirly ...
Suspect on Street
Kathy Milani ...
Customer in Video Store
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Debbie Bechard ...
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The focus is on the twins, Alicia and Barbara (both played by Frances Raines) who become involved with the ominous Franklin (Mark Walker) and a series of murders. Alicia works at the local video store and has been getting odd phone calls after she broke up with her boyfriend. The police suspect that Franklin is involved in a series of gruesome murders. Written by Ørnås

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$40,000 (estimated)
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psycho serial killer and weird phone calls; poor, but not terrible, low budget horror
18 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Not very good, but somewhat watchable. Someone is killing young women in a small town; we don't see the killings or bodies until the killer is identified. Meanwhile, an odd but polite young man tries to date Alicia, a young woman who is working at a video store. She has a slutty identical twin sister. Alicia is getting strange phone calls: nobody there, or horrible sounds, or overhearing other people's phone calls. The calls may or may not be related to the killer.

The movie gets a little odd after the killer is dealt with by the police. A restless night Alicia has is depicted through a series of black & white photographs. An old man in a black hat and black coat who was seen at the beginning of the movie shows up again at the end. I'm not sure if he is significant or not.

As in Gorman Bechard's other movies, Carmine Capobianco talks to the camera. Here, he's a cop talking to someone, a journalist? Oddly, he's shot against a white wall, and wears the same shirt in scenes supposed to be taking place on different days.

Lots of pop/rock songs on the soundtrack. Sometimes scenes play without dialogue or environmental sound, serving as little more than music video montage scenes. There's some good music by XTC and Hunters & Gatherers.

If this was Bechard's first film as a director, as it seems to be, it's not bad considering that.


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