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The Night Caller (1998)

A woman goes to desperate measures to meet a successful radio psychologist, even if it means killing in order to do so.

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Robert Malenfant
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Credited cast:
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ... Dr. Lindsay Roland
Tracy Nelson ... Beth Needham
Mary Crosby ... Nikki Rogers
Cyndi Pass ... Marge Hampton
Eve Sigall ... Mama
Howard S. Miller ... Lee Dixon
Christopher Kriesa ... Mr. Brill
Zack Hopkins Zack Hopkins ... Matt Roland (as Zack Hopkins)
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ... Consuela
Rance Howard ... Hank
Jean Speegle Howard ... Olivia
Brad Sherwood ... Andy Saden
J.J. Cohen ... Bicyclist
Shannon Welles Shannon Welles ... Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Nazemetz ... Operator
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A woman goes to desperate measures to meet a successful radio psychologist, even if it means killing in order to do so.

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Just before Beth drives into the man's backyard to buy the strawberries, the person driving the trailer is a man. See more »

Quotes

Marge Hampton: Uh, Beth, I have a call about a dancing-job on a cruise-ship, so I'm gonna take it in Dunlap's office. Can you watch the lines?
Beth Needham: Sure, that's great Marge! Where's this ship going?
Marge Hampton: On the ocean.
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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Entertaining little comedy thriller
11 February 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

Tracy Nelson, who couldn't give a bad performance if she tried, takes center stage in NIGHT CALLER, a neat little no-budget thriller about a deranged woman who becomes obsessed with a radio talk show host and who will let no one come between her and her new "friend." As Nelson worms her way into the life of her radio lady, the bodies begin to pile up like cord wood. Nelson is on in almost every scene, and captivates as the sad, delusional child of a drunken, physically abusive father and a bossy, overbearing mother. The killings, of which there are plenty and at least one of which is quite bloody, are mostly inventive and almost whimsical, as the movie is not to be taken seriously for one minute. Nevertheless, Nelson makes a believable, and at at times sympathetic, psychopath. This is no THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, and in truth Nelson is no Rebecca DeMornay, but NIGHT CALLER is still eminently watchable. Interestingly, Nelson's two co-stars in this (Shanna Reed as the radio lady and Cyndi Pass as a co worker) were both former dancers of a certain type. You can easily tell. This is one of those B flicks Hollywood turns out by the hundreds every year that keep a lot of erstwhile adult video stars employed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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