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Intimate Stranger (1991)

A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. ... See full summary »


Allan Holzman


Rob Fresco, Jeff Scheftel (additional dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Harry ... Cory Wheeler (as Deborah Harry)
James Russo ... Nick Ciccini
Paige French ... Meg Wheeler
Tim Thomerson ... Malcolm Henthoff
Grace Zabriskie ... Dana P. Ashley
Mel Johnson Jr. ... Billy
Lee Wallace Lee Wallace ... Detective Bickner
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... Ricardo
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Captain Milliken
Tia Carrere ... Mina
Amy Hill ... Madame
Neal Israel Neal Israel ... Herbie
Mark Daneri ... Cop #2
Enrique Castillo ... Cop #3 (as E.J. Castillo)
Jan Munroe ... Cop #4


A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. Then he tells her that he's going to kill her next. She goes to the police, but the detectives don't believe her. However, an ambitious uniformed cop does believe her, and together they try to track down the killer before he kills anyone else--including her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She just turned on the wrong guy!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related dialogue, violence and sensuality. | See all certifications »






Release Date:

15 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

After Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the movie was not picked up for theatrical release, it premiered as a TV movie on the Showtime network. See more »


[first lines]
Ricardo: Ladies and gentlemen, the Tom Tom Club's own Mistress of Rock 'n' Roll, Cory Wheeler and A Few Good Men.
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Rag Doll
Music and Lyrics by Senator O'Brien
Performed by Senator O'Brien
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Essential for Debbie Harry fans!
3 March 2001 | by Django-21See all my reviews

This isn't my favourite role for Deborah Harry (those would be Nicki Brand in "Videodrome" and Delores in "Heavy") but the film is a must for Debbie fans. It's a rare lead role for her and she gets the chance to play a warm and sympathetic character. Her character Cory Wheeler/ phone name "Angel" is a struggling bar singer who also works as a phone sex operator to make ends meet. Other luminaries in the film include Grace Zabriskie (of "Twin Peaks" and "Wild At Heart") and Tim Thomerson (Jack Deth in "Trancers") as the sick and twisted psycho who's taken a shine to Debbie's sensual voice (who hasn't?). To be fair, if you're not a big Debbie Harry/Blondie fan, it's just an average or maybe slightly above average cable slasher thriller. However Debbie is good in this and the scenes where she sings in the bar (including Janis Joplin's "Take Another Piece Of My Heart") are worthwhile. Tim Thomerson is also notable for being quite disturbing. The film also stars James Russo (an acting friend of Iggy Pop, who has since also been in the excellent film "Panther") as the cop who helps Debbie's character find the sicko who likes torturing women before she (or someone close to her?) is the next victim.

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