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The Fantasist (1986)

R | | Thriller | August 1986 (UK)
When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger. Coincidentally, the city is being plagued by a serial killer who uses this method to ... See full summary »

Director:

Robin Hardy

Writers:

Robin Hardy, Patrick McGinley (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moira Sinise ... Patricia Teeling (as Moira Harris)
Christopher Cazenove ... Inspector McMyler
Timothy Bottoms ... Danny Sullivan
John Kavanagh ... Robert Foxley
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Uncle Lar
Bairbre Ní Chaoimh Bairbre Ní Chaoimh ... Monica Quigley (as Bairbre Ni Chaoimh)
Jim Bartley Jim Bartley ... Hugh Teeling (as James Bartley)
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ... Fionnuala Sullivan
Liam O'Callaghan Liam O'Callaghan ... Farrelly
Ronan Wilmot ... Patricia's Father
May Giles May Giles ... Patricia's Mother
Se Ledwidge Se Ledwidge ... Patsy Teeling
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ... Kathy O'Malley
Agnes Bernelle Agnes Bernelle ... Mrs. O'Malley
Seamus Forde Seamus Forde ... Mr. Mullally
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Storyline

When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger. Coincidentally, the city is being plagued by a serial killer who uses this method to lure his victims in. Even though she is aware of this, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this man. Will she be the next victim of the "Phone Call Killer"? Written by Richard Santoro

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Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A titokzatos telefonáló See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cyril Cusack was booked to appear but dropped out shortly before filming. See more »

Quotes

Detective: [speculating on sex-killer's identity while inspecting murder scene] He's... unlikely to be a missionary.
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Connections

Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: The Fantasist (2012) See more »

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What a bore!
1 September 1999 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This film is supposed to be a thriller, but for more than an hour it's EXCRUCIATINGLY boring, despite the beautiful locations. Things become slightly more interesting in the final 10 minutes, which have a peculiar kinkiness. But the ending on the ship is typical slasher stuff.


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