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Lisa (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  20 April 1990 (USA)
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Fourteen year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanya Fenmore ...
Edan Gross ...
Mrs. Marks
Michael Ayr ...
Lisa Moncure ...
Mr. Adams
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Mr. Howard
Dennis Bowen ...
Alison's Boyfriend


Fourteen year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men's phone numbers from their car ID and giving them anonymous calls. Last victim is the handsome Richard, with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he's also a psycho-killer and sex maniac... Written by Anonymous

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Someone Out There Is Lisa's Fantasy. Pray She Never Meets Him. See more »


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Release Date:

20 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Candlelight Killer  »

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$4,347,648 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel)
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Yes, Cute Guys Can Be Psychos, Too, Girls! Watch Out!
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This was a beautifully crafted suspense thriller about an overprotected 14-year-old girl named Lisa (played by Staci Keanan) who, in her innocent attempts to have some involvement with the opposite sex, becomes tied up in conversing by phone with a handsome guy, who unknown to her is the crazed serial killer responsible for several murders of young single women in the area where she and her single mom live.

Staci Keanan and Cheryl Ladd made a wonderful mother-daughter team. There are many suspenseful moments involving Lisa and the killer, yet the whole time she has no clue just how dangerous this handsome young man she stalks really is. It would make any teen think twice before trying to pick up a handsome stranger. I was thirteen when this film was first released in 1990. "Lisa" sure scared the hell out of me when I first saw it.

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