Messages Deleted (2010)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Brandt
Det. Lavery
Det. Breedlove
Adam Brickles
Nurse Bev
Ben Brandt
Dude up Front
Lisa Kwan
Tech - Shrink
Limo Driver


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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Release Date:

27 September 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La mort au bout du fil  »

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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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