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A Cry for Help (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 February 1975
A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his ... See full summary »

Director:

Daryl Duke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Culp ... Harry Freeman
Elayne Heilveil ... Ingrid Brunner
Ken Swofford ... Paul Church
Julius Harris ... George Rigney (as Julius W. Harris)
Chuck McCann ... Buddy Marino
Michael Lerner ... Phillip Conover
Bruce Boxleitner ... Richie Danko
Lee de Broux ... Sgt. Lou Shirley
Granville Van Dusen ... Brother Stephen Tyler
Ken Sylk Ken Sylk ... Hank Buchek
Joe George ... Eddie Frisch (as Joseph George)
Jean Allison ... Irene Schullman
Don Mantooth Don Mantooth ... Arthur Schullman
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Quinn Shaw
Lieux Dressler ... Mae Dowd
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A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his listeners to help find the girl before she makes good on her threat. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

End of the Line See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An anomaly-- TV movie with a sensibility
15 July 1999 | by TectorSee all my reviews

This film has stuck in my head for nearly 25 years. A call-in radio DJ mishandles a suicidal caller and then pursues her, through his call-in show, for ambiguous reasons-- remorse, or higher ratings. It received a little attention in 1975-- its ensemble story-telling, with the narrative darting from one call-in witness to the next, is unusual. Director Daryl Dukes was also responsible for PAYDAY, the extraordinary Rip Torn film about a pernicious country/western singer.


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