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I Saw What You Did (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  20 May 1988 (USA)
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Two teens, Lisa and Kim, are playing games making prank calls on the phone. But when they call Adrian Lancer who has some mental problems, and say "I saw what you did", they ignite a human ... See full summary »

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Kim Fielding
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Lisa Harris
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Julia Fielding (as Candace Cameron)
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Adrian Lancer
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Stephen
Rosanna Huffman ...
Mrs. Harris
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Robyn Griffin
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Mr. Marley
Patrick O'Bryan ...
Louis
Dana Gladstone ...
Sid
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Mark Fielding
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Gym Teacher
Michael A. Ross ...
Mike (as Michael Ross)
Stack Pierce ...
Policeman
Robert Winley ...
Randy
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Two teens, Lisa and Kim, are playing games making prank calls on the phone. But when they call Adrian Lancer who has some mental problems, and say "I saw what you did", they ignite a human time bomb. Adrian has just killed someone and thinks they saw him do it. Now he is trying to find them. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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They were teenagers playing a phone prank. He was a madman committing murder. Tonight terror is on the line.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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20 May 1988 (USA)  »

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I Saw What You Did... and I Know Who You Are!  »

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Camera can briefly be seen reflected in window when Adrian looks out after receiving second call from girls. See more »

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Policeman: [into radio] Adrian Lancer, trouble, 29707?
Dispatch officer: Code 6, Charles, exercise extreme caution, repeat, exercise extreme caution. No risks, Milly, this guy torched his parents, we just got a call from his brother. You hear me?
[Adrian speeds off]
Policeman: Headed west on Mulholland and Forest running.
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One of your better made-for-TV re-makes
7 January 2012 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an 80's TV re-make of the late 50's Williamn Castle film "I Saw What You Did", and in some ways it is an improvement on the original. Yes, it is a little hard to believe that by the 80's teenage girls would be so naive and dimwitted that they'd fall in love with a guy they only spoke to once on the phone (while making crank calls)and then conspire to meet him (not knowing that he'd just killed his girlfriend). But if you can leave plausibility at the door, this movie is quite a bit of fun.

The young lead actress is Shawnee Smith in one of her first roles. She didn't appear in that many movies (her most famous was perhaps "The Blob", another 80's re-make of a 50's flick), but she always made an impression (especially if you were an adolescent male in the 80's), and she has mounted a comeback recently with the "Saw" franchise. The killer meanwhile is played by Robert Carradine, the most underrated of the Carradine brothers (his older brother, the late David Carradine, also appears in a supporting role as the character's--uh--older brother). Tammy Lauren plays Smith's more experienced, but alas no smarter, friend, but leaves little impression aside from her 80's-style damaged hair. A young Candace Cameron is just flat-out annoying as Smith's little sister (tragically, nobody kills her and stuffs her body in a trash compactor).

This was directed by none other than Fred Walton, a minor horror auteur responsible for the original "When a Stranger Calls", the fun 80's slasher spoof "April Fool's Day", and the belated but superior 90's sequel "When a Stranger Calls Back". He became a specialist of sorts in low-budget, phone-related thrillers, and though he was obviously hampered somewhat by the limitations of late 80's television here, he directs this as effectively, if not more effectively, than the late William Castle. It's probably easier to FIND the original Castle version these days than this one, but this is still worth checking out.


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