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Lisa (1989)

14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that ... See full summary »

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Mr. Marks
Edan Gross ...
Ralph
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Mrs. Marks
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Scott
Lisa Moncure ...
Sarah
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Judy
John Hawker ...
Mr. Howard
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Don
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Mary
Dennis Bowen ...
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14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men's phone numbers from their car ID and calling them anonymously. Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship with the last man, the handsome Richard...unaware that he is a sex maniac and a psycho killer.. Written by Anonymous

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Lisa is only flirting... But flirting with Richard is flirting with death. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Candlelight Killer  »

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$4,347,648 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Richard is loosely based on Richard Ramirez, the notorious "Night Stalker" who killed fourteen people in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas between April 1984 and August 1985. See more »

Connections

References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel)
Performed by Bo Diddley
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An excellent movie choice for suspense fans.
24 August 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

This movie freaked me out when I saw it many years ago. The plot concerns a young single mom raising a rebellios teenage daughter(Lisa) who, tired of what she deems her mom's overprotectivness, begins crankcalling handsome strangers and unwittingly begins a phone flirtation with a serial killer.

This movie would be a great choice for mothers and daughters to view. What makes it so scary is it's realism.This is a situation that could happen to anyone, It stays with you, there are a few really terrifying scenes.I'd recomend this movie to anyone who likes thrillers, "Lisa" will make girls wonder just who it is their striking up a conversation with.


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