A screenwriting teacher is forced to live out the plot of a screenplay idea he stole from a student, who now seeks revenge.

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Joel Brandt
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Det. Lavery
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Millie
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Det. Breedlove
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Claire
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Adam Brickles
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Nurse Bev
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Ben Brandt
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Dude up Front
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Patrick
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Kathy
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Tractor
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Lisa Kwan
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Tech - Shrink
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Limo Driver
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A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another murder...then another...then another. The killer has Joel's attention, and Joel has the attention of the police. Now the prime suspect in a series of murders, Joel discovers this psychotic killer has targeted him for a reason found within his body of work. Will Joel be able to re-write his ending, or be forced to pay the ultimate price? Written by A. Voghell

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27 September 2010 (UK)  »

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La mort au bout du fil  »

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At the end of the movie when the female protagonist finishes pouring gasoline all over the main character she drops the can to the ground, landing on its side. After she lights the match and is shot by the male cop, the can is placed back up-right. See more »

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Un bel di vedremo
From "Madama Butterfly"
By Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Ana María Martinez
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source Q
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The movie tells you what type of movie you are watching.
7 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have a movie written by Larry Cohen, a man obsessed with phones. This movie is a true B list movie. It is a cliché thriller which likes to point out and almost humiliate itself for being a cliché thriller. Matthew Lillads acting in the movie was very well done in comparison with how the movie represented itself. The movie showed no signs of severe bad directed,writing, or acting but also did not show signs of it being phenomenal either which is why I gave it a 5/10. The events that confused the "Protagonist" and twisted the view of who was the killer was quite creative and I give props to Larry on that. Other than that you will get your usual thrilleresque type storyline with a suspenseful feeling of "who did it"I would recommend this movie if you are a thriller fanatic or you need a nice background to waste some time.


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