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Robin Hardy (writer)
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Release Date:
August 1986 (UK) See more »
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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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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)
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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
 
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 »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Patricia Teeling:Man overboard!
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Take "The Fantasist" Quiz, 19 September 2004
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

1. If you are filming a movie in scenic Ireland, your lead should be: a).a famous American actress, b). an unknown Irish actress, c).an unknown American actress who is incapable of maintaining a convincing Irish accent.

2. When your villain, "the Phone Call Killer", telephones his victims he should: a). speak in a eerie, sinister voice, b). not speak at all but only breathe heavily, c).talk like Kelsey Grammar's character "Sideshow Bob" on "The Simpsons".

3. If you are making a murder mystery, you should have: a).a multitude of possible suspects, b). only two possible suspects, c).only two suspects, one of whom is such a ridiculously over-the-top red herring that he couldn't possibly turn out to be the killer.

4. At the climax of the movie the villain should: a). stalk the heroine with a big knife, b). chase the heroine with a giant axe, c).use the heroine's bare ass for his own personal set of bongos.

5. If you are director Robin Hardy and you have directed the cult horror classic "The Wicker Man" you should follow it up with: a).another cult horror classic, b). a lesser--but not completely embarrassing--effort, c)."The Fantasist"

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