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The Fantasist (1986)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  6 March 1987 (Ireland)
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Patricia Teeling (as Moira Harris)
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Inspector McMyler
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Danny Sullivan
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Robert Foxley
Mick Lally ...
Uncle Lar
Bairbre Ni Chaoimh ...
Monica Quigley
Jim Bartley ...
Hugh Teeling (as James Bartley)
Deirdre Donnelly ...
Fionnuala Sullivan
Liam O'Callaghan ...
Farrelly
Ronan Wilmot ...
Patricia's Father
May Giles ...
Patricia's Mother
Se Ledwidge ...
Patsy Teeling
Gabrielle Reidy ...
Kathy O'Malley
Agnes Bernelle ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Seamus Forde ...
Mr. Mullally
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When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger. Coincidentally, the city is being plagued by a serial killer who uses this method to lure his victims in. Even though she is aware of this, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this man. Will she be the next victim of the "Phone Call Killer"? Written by Richard Santoro

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6 March 1987 (Ireland)  »

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A titokzatos telefonáló  »

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Cyril Cusack was booked to appear but dropped out shortly before filming. See more »

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Detective: [speculating on sex-killer's identity while inspecting murder scene] He's... unlikely to be a missionary.
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Enjoyable and quite unique
22 September 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Although nowhere near as good as "The Wicker Man", Robin Hardy has made a good stab at penetrating the Irish slasher genre

An interesting plot with some oddball characterisation and great scenery. The Dublin shots bring back memories of a pre-Tiger city. A motley crew of familiar and somewhat unpleasant actors [especially Ronan Wilmot and Jim Bartley] add to the frenetic atmosphere.

Definitely worth 95 mins of your time.

7/10


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