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The Night Caller (1975)

Peur sur la ville (original title)
Commissaire Letellier and Inspector Moissac are tracking Minos, a serial killer whose victims are women.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Jean Laborde (dialogue), Francis Veber (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Le commissaire Jean Letellier
Charles Denner ... L'inspecteur Moissac
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Pierre Valdeck / Minos (as Adalberto-Maria Merli)
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Germaine Doizon
Roland Dubillard Roland Dubillard ... Le psychologue
Jean Martin ... Le commissaire divisionnaire, Sabin
Catherine Morin Catherine Morin ... Hélène Grammont
Germana Carnacina Germana Carnacina ... Pamela Sweet
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Marcucci
Henry Djanik Henry Djanik ... Un inspecteur de police
Louis Samier Louis Samier
Jacques Paoli ... Himself / Lui-même
Jean-Louis Fortuit Jean-Louis Fortuit
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat
Philippe Brigaud Philippe Brigaud
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Storyline

A serial killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and so he targets them. Commissaire Letellier is given the investigation and has a hard time with the maniac. Written by Frederic Villemin <fredv@infonie.fr>

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A psycho-dramatic film from Columbia Pictures. Rated R See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear Over the City See more »

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Budget:

FRF 12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Paul Belmondo performs his own stunts. He was coached by Rémy Julienne. See more »

Goofs

When Letellier's driver is shot during the car chase after the bank hold-up, he sinks on the wheel and blows the horn. That's impossible, because the Peugeot 504 has no horn-button or -ring on the wheel. It's blown by pulling a lever. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are many different run times for this film. The Euro versions run the longest and the US/UK versions (known as The Night Caller)run the shortest. However "The Night Caller" contains some footage not seen in the longer running time versions. The US version runs 91 minutes while the UK version runs about a minute shorter (with some violence cut out.) See more »

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Referenced in Frantic (1988) See more »

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the best french action movie
29 January 2004 | by redcircleSee all my reviews

This movie was a replacement in France. It marks the entry of a new criminal type(Minos) in a scenery unprecedented(the cold tower).The introduction is very efficient,a woman alone in her apartment,harass by the voice of Minos. Commissaire Letellier will be change his méthods for catch Minos. The opposition between the old-fashion criminal(Marcucci) and the modern(minos) is the symbol of a new area. The stunts are incredible(belmondo=keaton and Jackie Chan)specially the chase on the subway.The Veber's dialogues are very punchy. 8/10


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