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When Michael Calls (1972)

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from a relative who died 15 years prior. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

James Bridges, John Farris (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ben Gazzara ... Doremus Connelly
Elizabeth Ashley ... Helen Connelly
Michael Douglas ... Craig
Al Waxman ... Sheriff Hap Washbrook
Larry Reynolds ... Doc Britton
Marian Waldman ... Elsa Britton
Karen Pearson Karen Pearson ... Peggy Connelly
Chris Pellett Chris Pellett ... Peter
Alan McRae ... Harry Randall
Steve Weston Steve Weston ... Enoch Mills
Robert Warner Robert Warner ... Sam
Michèle Chicoine Michèle Chicoine ... Amy
John Bethune John Bethune ... Quinlan
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Storyline

Helen keeps on receiving phone calls from a child, who claims being her nephew Michael - but Michael died 15 years ago! In these calls he scolds on acquaintances, who then die in suspicious accidents. Soon Helen has to fear to be the next victim. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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In "When Michael Calls," Elizabeth Ashley receives mysterious phone calls. Who's keeping her on the hook?

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Horror | Thriller

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shattered Silence See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Fox Movie Channel edition)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Opens with the Robert Drasnin theme from Daughter of the Mind (1969). See more »

Goofs

The sheriff goes into Doc's place while Doremus steals chloroform from the cop car. Doremus and Helen run off and a mic is seen on the left side over the cop car. See more »

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Good film!
8 September 2004 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

When Michael Calls or Shattered Silence is a fine film especially for a TV film. Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, and Elizabeth Ashley are in this movie. All three veteran actors all performed well. I was amazed by Gazzara and his character interaction with his daughter. The music was good and fits the film good. The movie has good direction by Philip Leacock. There are some cool scenes in the picture. The movie is unusual and will have you guessing through out so if you like thrilling mystery movies and like to see Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, and Elizabeth Ashley in a film then see if you can catch this movie on television, rent, or even buy it because its a good movie.


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