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Dial: Help (1988)
"Minaccia d'amore" (original title)

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A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

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Jenny Cooper
Marcello Modugno ...
Riccardo
Mattia Sbragia ...
Mole
Carola Stagnaro ...
Carmen
Victor Cavallo
Carlo Monni ...
Fireman
William Berger ...
Prof. Irving Klein
Giorgio Tirabassi
Jole Silvani ...
Cleaning woman
Cesare Di Vito
Antonietta Di Vizia
Emanuela Fuin
Cyrus Elias ...
Bar owner
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Cafe bartender
Monica Dorigatti ...
One of Caps' women
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A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

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psychic | ghost | telephone

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10 November 1988 (Italy)  »

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DIRECTOR CAMEO: [Ruggero Deodato] Man in phone booth. See more »

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Baby Don't Answer
(A. Focolari - C. Simonetti)
Published by BMG Ariola / Drums Ed. Mus.
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Tedious and boring! What happened Mr Deodato?!
18 February 2007 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Well, I was hoping I'd heard wrong about this film as I'm a big fan of Ruggero Deodato and really didn't want to see him slip up; but unfortunately, this Giallo-styled supernatural load of nonsense is just as bad as I'd been lead to believe it would be - and that's pretty terrible! The plot doesn't work at all, as the film attempts to blend murders and a supernatural theme through a telephone and it all feels very forced and silly. Furthermore, the plot doesn't make much sense at all, and you have to ask yourself "what's the point" numerous times throughout the movie. The plot focuses on a young woman living in an apartment block and being terrorised by a telephone. The best thing about the movie is undoubtedly the presence of the beautiful English actress Charlotte Lewis, and unfortunately the good points pretty much stop there. There are a handful of deaths scenes, some of which are gory; but all of which are incredibly stupid, the one that sees someone get killed by coins sticks out especially in that respect. Overall, I really can't recommend this to anyone; non-Deodato fans are unlikely to impressed, and Deodato fans are likely to find the film depressing. Avoid!


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