Malcolm Anderson is a reporter for a Miami newspaper. He's had enough of reporting the local murders and so promises his school teacher girlfriend (Christine), they'll move away soon. Before Malcolm can hand in his notice, the murderer from his latest article phones him. The murderer tells Malcolm that he's going to kill again. The phone calls and murders continue, soon Malcolm finds that he's not just reporting the story, he is the story. Written by
The best story he'll ever write...The worst nightmare he'll ever live...Is just a phone-call away.
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Did You Know?
Originally the source material was in a yet unpublished novel form written by novelist John Katzenbach
in 1982. The manuscript then landed on producer David Foster
's desk. Foster optioned it as a film and the property then got published a novel named "In The Heat of Summer". See more
Malcolm and Christine have an argument at a restaurant, and Christine leaves. Malcolm waits to pay the bill then leaves. He sees the message "TOOK A CAB" written in the condensation on the windshield. This was supposedly written by Christine when she left, but at the beginning of the scene, before she leaves, we see a shot of the car with the message already written in the windshield. See more
For the most part, good behavior goes unnoticed. Oh nevermind, what do you care?
Referenced in Remote Control