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Robin Hardy (writer)
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Release Date:
August 1986 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable and quite unique See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Moira Sinise ... Patricia Teeling (as Moira Harris)

Christopher Cazenove ... Inspector McMyler

Timothy Bottoms ... Danny Sullivan

John Kavanagh ... 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
Derek Halligan ... Translator
Virginia Cole ... Woman in 'Ladies'
Sean Rafferty ... Clergyman
Patrick Daly ... Priest (as Pat Daly)
Maeliosa Stafford ... Wine Waiter
Ronan Smith ... Manager
Frank Melia ... Reporter
Derry Power ... Racegoer
Charlie Roberts ... Racegoer
Des Nealon ... Lawyer

Dervla Kirwan ... Fiona
Brendan Cauldwell ... Hotel Bar Drinker
Michael Duffy ... Hotel Bar Drinker
Gerry Alexander ... The Voice
Tony O'Hehir ... Racing Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Cotter ... Drunk on ship (uncredited)

Directed by
Robin Hardy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robin Hardy  writer

Produced by
Mark Forstater .... producer
Vivien Pottersman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Stanislas Syrewicz 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Gell 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Schwalm 
 
Production Design by
John Lucas 
 
Costume Design by
Maeve Paterson 
 
Makeup Department
Nick Dudman .... prosthetics makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick McCarthy .... third assistant director
 
Sound Department
Laurie McDowell .... assistant sound editor
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... assistant camera
Vincent Corcoran .... additional photography
Tom Kenny .... theatrical lighting
Louis H. Lavelly .... additional photographer
John Murphy .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Angelica Landry .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom McGuinness .... music coordinator
Ray Williams .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Paul Myler .... assistant accountant
Laerke Sigfred Pedersen .... script supervisor
 

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UK:98 min
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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.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable and quite unique, 22 September 2003
Author: Paul English from Ireland

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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