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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 ... 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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Taglines:

Lisa is only flirting... But flirting with Richard is flirting with death. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,119,895, 22 April 1990

Gross USA:

$4,347,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,347,648
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last MGM/United Artists release to be released on home video by CBS/Fox Video. 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 Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Man
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel)
Performed by Bo Diddley
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This movie takes me back!
25 August 2003 | by capri-3See all my reviews

"Lisa" takes me back when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Sometimes bad movies can be good if you grew up watching them. I watch this movie now and I say: "Ok it was kind of stupid, but I still like it". I don't know, I guess I am hooked on the whole fact of Lisa being this stupid kid doing the exact opposite of what I would have done. I get a kick out of watching movies; especially if it is dealing with other people's problems,it makes me feel better if I am having a bad day. Still the movie has it's suspense, and charm, and its about a 14 year old girl making really stupid mistakes, and of course paying for them! Haven't we all! I still love this movie and I'm still going to buy it!


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