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Wednesday (1974)

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Heart-pounding suspense comes in small packages, too
11 September 2003 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

...one of the finest student shorts ever produced. Jack Lemmon plays a radio talk show host (obviously patterned after legendary Los Angeles radio talker Bill Ballance) who airs a suburbanite's confession of an extramarital fling. Problem is, hubby's listening and calls the show to threaten his unfaithful wife, a call that the Lemmon character considers a prank from a competing disc jockey. Will the host accept the reality of the situation in time to prevent the death of a caller? A brilliant little pulp story that's every bit a nail-biter as Lemmon's feature hit of four years later, THE CHINA SYNDROME. And please don't be put off by the idea that this was the officially-cited basis for the '78 McLean Stevenson NBC sitcom "Hello Larry" -- there's absolutely no point of similarity between that series and this film. Any Lemmon fan worth their own salt must see this one...


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