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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hoax
Patrick O'Bryan ...
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Aunt Lucy
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Marty
María Rubell ...
Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ...
Suzie
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Marcus
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Mr. Michaels
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Mr. Selby
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Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Joanna Keyes ...
Suzie's Mother
Gunther Jenson ...
Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
J.J. Johnston ...
Virgil
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John Doe (as Jon Slade)
Demetre Phillips ...
Sergeant Bell
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil  »

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$2,955,917 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike's usual (favorite food) at the diner is 'Deviled Egg'. See more »

Goofs

When Spike is dialing from a phone booth outside the auto parts store, his is instructed to dial "666." He pushes three buttons, but the final tone is a different frequency than the first two. If he dialed three sixes, all three tones should have been the same. See more »

Quotes

Hoax: [possessed Hoax produces two ripped-out hearts] Would it be possible... to enter the game with a pair of hearts?
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Crazy Credits

Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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I Want You Tonight
Written by Stephen C. Marston, Thomas Chase, and Steve Rucker
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Hey! Wait a minute!
23 December 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

So, maybe this movie isn't up for an acdemy award, but look at what people are saying. Just because Freddy Krueger directed it, people think it's going to be another "Elm Street" venture? Personally, when I first saw this movie I didn't like it. I thought it was poorly acted, and rather stupid. But then I looked INTO the movie and I saw that it had a message. Yes, a message! I can identify with Hoax, no, not because of the atmosphere at home or because of a cousin that saves the day. In high school every day, I've faced toilet dunking and another horrible things that cruel people have done to me. I know exactly how Hoax felt. And I understood exactly what went on. If you're looking at it from a different point of view, then this movie isn't for you in the first place. But for anyone who has had to deal with cruel jocks and for anyone who has always been ridiculed by girls and others, this movie is for you. Just don't expect it to be another "Elm Street" installment!


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