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Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood (1971)

97min
18 Certificate
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Clint Eastwood took the first step towards his best director Oscar for 1992's Unforgiven with this fine thriller, in which he also stars. Eastwood totally convinces as DJ Dave Garver, rejecting a fan (Jessica Walter) after a one-night stand only to discover that she's determined to keep him whatever the cost - and all this 16 years before Fatal Attraction. Jealousy is one of the hardest emotions to portray with any kind of subtlety in cinema, yet Walter is superb as the deranged woman. Eastwood's sideburns and flares lend the movie a period charm today, but its power to grip and chill remains undiminished. Look out for Dirty Harry director Don Siegel as Murphy the bartender, and don't watch this one on your own.

Summary

A DJ has a one-night stand with an obsessive woman who repeatedly calls his station with the same song request. When he revives his relationship with an old flame, his unstable fan is driven mad with jealousy. Psychological thriller, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch and James McEachin.

Cast & Crew

Dave Garver Clint Eastwood
Evelyn Draper Jessica Walter
Tobie Williams Donna Mills
Sergeant McCallum John Larch
Al Monte James McEachin
Dr Frank Dewan Jack Ging
Madge Brenner Irene Hervey
Birdie Clarice Taylor
Murphy the bartender Don Siegel
Jay Jay Duke Everts
Man George Fargo
Locksmith Mervin W Frates
Deputy sheriff Tim Frawley
Policeman Otis Kadani
Angelica Brit Lind
Madelyn Ginna Patterson
Director Clint Eastwood
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Violence, some swearing, sex scene, brief nudity, drug abuse Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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