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Lisa (1989)

14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Sherman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Staci Keanan ... Lisa
Cheryl Ladd ... Katherine
D.W. Moffett ... Richard
Tanya Fenmore Tanya Fenmore ... Wendy
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Marks
Edan Gross Edan Gross ... Ralph
Julie Cobb ... Mrs. Marks
Michael Ayr ... Scott
Lisa Moncure Lisa Moncure ... Sarah
Tom Dugan ... Mr. Adams
Frankie Thorn ... Judy
John Hawker John Hawker ... Mr. Howard
Drew Pillsbury ... Don
Elizabeth Gracen ... Mary
Dennis Bowen Dennis Bowen ... Alison's Boyfriend
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Storyline

14-year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's 16. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men's phone numbers from their car ID and calling them anonymously. Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship with the last man, the handsome Richard...unaware that he is a sex maniac and a psycho killer.. Written by Anonymous

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Someone Out There Is Lisa's Fantasy. Pray She Never Meets Him. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candlelight Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,347,648
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard is loosely based on Richard Ramirez, the notorious "Night Stalker" who killed fourteen people in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas between April 1984 and August 1985. See more »

Alternate Versions

Lifetime television version omits a couple of scenes for time and content including:
  • Lisa and her mother discussing the popularity of the restaurant before they are seated.
  • An emotional conversation between Lisa and Wendy's family in which the subject of Lisa's grandparents is brought up.
  • The struggle with Richard is shortened. Shots of him pulling the knife from his chest are cut. Also omitted is a frame of his battered corpse laying on the pavement after he falls from the window.
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Connections

References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Matthew Shumway & Adam Gifford (as Adam Gifford)
Performed by Paradise
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It Grows On You
19 September 1999 | by RHW5000See all my reviews

I remember when I first saw this film in 1992. I thought the story unfolded in a weird way, and I felt that the candlelight killer took too long to kill his victims; however, this movie contains a number of choice little parts. I especially liked the phone conversations that Stacy Keanan had with the killer. They sounded fun. The ending sparkled. I liked the way that Lisa and her mom kicked the bad guy's boonkey. Please check this film out. It's fun and different.


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