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Intimate Stranger (1991)

A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. ... See full summary »

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A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. Then he tells her that he's going to kill her next. She goes to the police, but the detectives don't believe her. However, an ambitious uniformed cop does believe her, and together they try to track down the killer before he kills anyone else--including her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Rated R for sex-related dialogue, violence and sensuality. | See all certifications »
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Both the songs that appear in the movie are covers.The first sang at the beginning of the movie is a cover of the Divinals ain't gonna eat out my heart anymore. The second song is a cover of take another little piece of my heart by Erma Franklin. See more »

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Ricardo: Ladies and gentlemen, the Tom Tom Club's own Mistress of Rock 'n' Roll, Cory Wheeler and A Few Good Men.
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Rag Doll
Music and Lyrics by Senator O'Brien
Performed by Senator O'Brien
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Essential for Debbie Harry fans!
3 March 2001 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This isn't my favourite role for Deborah Harry (those would be Nicki Brand in "Videodrome" and Delores in "Heavy") but the film is a must for Debbie fans. It's a rare lead role for her and she gets the chance to play a warm and sympathetic character. Her character Cory Wheeler/ phone name "Angel" is a struggling bar singer who also works as a phone sex operator to make ends meet. Other luminaries in the film include Grace Zabriskie (of "Twin Peaks" and "Wild At Heart") and Tim Thomerson (Jack Deth in "Trancers") as the sick and twisted psycho who's taken a shine to Debbie's sensual voice (who hasn't?). To be fair, if you're not a big Debbie Harry/Blondie fan, it's just an average or maybe slightly above average cable slasher thriller. However Debbie is good in this and the scenes where she sings in the bar (including Janis Joplin's "Take Another Piece Of My Heart") are worthwhile. Tim Thomerson is also notable for being quite disturbing. The film also stars James Russo (an acting friend of Iggy Pop, who has since also been in the excellent film "Panther") as the cop who helps Debbie's character find the sicko who likes torturing women before she (or someone close to her?) is the next victim.


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