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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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Interesting plot twists...
2 May 1999 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie this weekend for the second time, having seen it on TV about six years ago. And it was just as good as I remembered it to be. The plot twists are very very clever, enough to keep you guessing to the end. My g/f commented that it was a bit slow to get started, but once we got into it, she was guessing who the culprit was all the way through.

One other thing - the scenery shown of Ireland is absolutely gorgeous.


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