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Minaccia d'amore (1988)

A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Lewis ... Jenny Cooper
Marcello Modugno Marcello Modugno ... Riccardo
Mattia Sbragia ... Mole
Carola Stagnaro Carola Stagnaro ... Carmen
Victor Cavallo Victor Cavallo
Carlo Monni Carlo Monni ... Fireman
William Berger ... Prof. Irving Klein
Giorgio Tirabassi Giorgio Tirabassi
Jole Silvani Jole Silvani ... Cleaning woman
Cesare Di Vito Cesare Di Vito
Antonietta Di Vizia Antonietta Di Vizia
Emanuela Fuin Emanuela Fuin
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Bar owner
Fausto Lombardi ... Cafe bartender
Monica Dorigatti Monica Dorigatti ... One of Caps' women
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A psychic finds herself tapping into the "energy" of a deceased phone operator. She also finds that her friends soon begin dying mysteriously. An investigator determines to track down the cause.

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She's got what someone wants, and will kill to get.

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Horror

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 November 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono

Color:

Color
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DIRECTOR CAMEO: [Ruggero Deodato] Man in phone booth. See more »

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Baby Don't Answer
(A. Focolari - C. Simonetti)
Published by BMG Ariola / Drums Ed. Mus.
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Saddening
17 June 1999 | by AylmerSee all my reviews

It is truly saddening to see a once-great director such as Deodato delivering such a second-rate giallo such as this. This movie was so terrible it effectively put an end to his movie career. The box lies, this is no "erotic thriller", hell during the film's 97 minute running time, Charlotte Lewis barely shows us one nipple! I thought it would pick up once William Burger showed up (in one of his last roles), but his character is killed off rather abruptly and lamely. This movie fails in pretty much every way. Claudio Simonetti's music is little more than noise, and the plot made very little sense at all. For some reason, Lewis is terrorized by ghosts which attack using phones. (?) By the end, the characters all seem to have forgotten the previous 90 minutes of hell they went through, and casually laugh as they sick the evil spirits on someone else, Lewis's ex-boyfriend. What?!? This movie did little for me besides anger me.... and bore me half to death. For genuine 80's Deodato fun, watch THE BARBARIANS or THE ATLANTIS INTERCEPTORS, let this one rot on the video store shelf. Argento could make a better giallo than this!


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