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The Fantasist (1986)

R | | Thriller | August 1986 (UK)
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 Ní Chaoimh ...
Monica Quigley (as Bairbre Ni Chaoimh)
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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August 1986 (UK)  »

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A titokzatos telefonáló  »

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1.85 : 1
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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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What a bore!
1 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is supposed to be a thriller, but for more than an hour it's EXCRUCIATINGLY boring, despite the beautiful locations. Things become slightly more interesting in the final 10 minutes, which have a peculiar kinkiness. But the ending on the ship is typical slasher stuff.


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