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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 »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Robin Hardy's first film since " The Wicker Man" almost 20 years earlier. 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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Interesting plot twists...
2 May 1999 | by TheEdge76See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie this weekend for the second time, having seen it on TV about six years ago. And it was just as good as I remembered it to be. The plot twists are very very clever, enough to keep you guessing to the end. My g/f commented that it was a bit slow to get started, but once we got into it, she was guessing who the culprit was all the way through.

One other thing - the scenery shown of Ireland is absolutely gorgeous.


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