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Lisa (1989)

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

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Lisa
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Katherine
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Richard
Tanya Fenmore ...
Wendy
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Edan Gross ...
Ralph
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Mrs. Marks
Michael Ayr ...
Scott
Lisa Moncure ...
Sarah
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Mr. Adams
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Judy
John Hawker ...
Mr. Howard
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Don
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Mary
Dennis Bowen ...
Alison's Boyfriend
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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 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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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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Trivia

Film debut of Staci Keanan. See more »

Connections

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

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Love Machine
Written by Matthew Shumway & Adam Gifford (as Adam Gifford)
Performed by Paradise
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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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