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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 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 ... 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 ... Self / Lui-même
Jean-Louis Fortuit
Gilberte Géniat Gilberte Géniat
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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There's a killer on the loose ... Belmondo is the cop who will do anything possible ... or impossible ... to stop him. See more »

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Action | Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was released in the UK (as "The Night Caller") as the supporting film in a double bill with White Line Fever (1975). See more »

Goofs

When Minos visits the police station in order to talk to Letellier, two healthy eyes can be seen behind his sunglasses. 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Beur sur la ville (2011) 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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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:

FRF12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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