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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.


Robert Malenfant




Credited cast:
Shanna Reed Shanna Reed ... Dr. Lindsay Roland
Tracy Nelson ... Beth Needham
Mary Crosby ... Nikki Rogers
Cyndi Pass 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


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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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az éjszakai telefonáló See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


When Beth spills her soda all over the newspaper, it spills on the floor. When her boss tells her to mop up the spill, Beth is seen cleaning the wrong side of the floor. See more »


Beth Needham: I just wanted to be friends...
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References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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2 November 2003 | by chaplins_charlieSee all my reviews

I really like this movie. It's one-of-a-kind for the fact that the killer this time is a woman named Beth who does not indeed appear to be a killer. She looks like she can't hurt a house fly. Beth's infatuation is not your typical jealousy over a man but over a woman. No, she's not obsessed with the female doctor sexually, but she just needs a friend and it seems this kind doctor is the only person who gives Beth the attention she needs and although the doctor is just doing her job, Beth takes it much more seriously and begins to stop at nothing to become closer to this doctor. She gets a job at the doctor's answering service, baby-sits the doctor's son and will do whatever it takes to make the doctor like her more than anyone. Even if it means killing whoever gets in the way!!

Although the movie was good, I was a little confused about some things that I hope get answered through this. Who's eyes are those on the cover?? They're certainly not Tracy Nelson's. What made Beth become crazy?? There's only a split second that explains why she killed her father, but we never know what caused her unusual infatuation especially with someone over the radio!!

Overall, it was a good one!! GO OUT AND RENT/BUY IT!! IT'S WORTH IT!!

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