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976-EVIL (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  24 March 1989 (USA)
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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$2,955,917 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

J.J. Cohen lost about thirty pounds for his role as Marcus. See more »

Goofs

When Hoax gets sick dissecting the frog he removes the surgical glove from his right hand. Then in the mirror in the bathroom it's back as he pulls out his hair, then when he's attacking the thug it's gone and then when he cuts off another thugs hand it's back. See more »

Quotes

Pet Parrot: [After possessed Hoax slashes and kills his mother and blood splatters onto the sofa]
[Repeated Line]
Pet Parrot: Not on the couch! Not on the Couch! *squawk
Hoax: [Possessed Hoax reaches into the cage and squeezes the bird to death] That's what the plastic's for, asshole!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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I Want You Tonight
Written by Stephen C. Marston, Thomas Chase, and Steve Rucker
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User Reviews

 
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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