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The Caller (1987)

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A mysterious man (Malcolm McDowell) comes to meet a woman living in a house in the woods. Who are they and why are their lives meant to cross? What kind of fate is in store for them?

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A mysterious man (Malcolm McDowell) comes to meet a woman living in a house in the woods. Who are they and why are their lives meant to cross? What kind of fate is in store for them? Written by choir boy <choirboy@jupiter.execulink.com> and shadow hunter__<shadowhunter@bbs.multiboard.com>>

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An intriguing, claustrophobic film with gripping performances by both actors
4 August 1999 | by (Darwin, Australia) – See all my reviews

The opening scene sets the tone for the rest of the movie - A woman (Smith-Osborne) is shopping in a deserted shopping centre and then drives her car down an equally deserted main road to her house. No explanation is given for the absence of people, nor for that matter the mysterious man (McDowell) who visits her and begins explaining his presence at the house. The woman points out inconsistencies in his story and as she does so he awards her with a point (it is mentioned that she needs ten points but we are not told the reason). We come to realise that the woman is being held hostage at the house by the man and tension builds as the woman nears ten points and the climax. The woman finally reaches ten points and well... The ending is a bit of a let down (and perhaps a touch frustrating for some) but the film is well worth watching, if only for the performances by McDowell and Smith-Osborne.


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