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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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Someone Out There Is Lisa's Fantasy. Pray She Never Meets Him. 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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Trivia

Film debut of Staci Keanan. 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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References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Matthew Shumway & Adam Gifford (as Adam Gifford)
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great movie.loaded with suspense and authentic performances
4 December 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i was pleasantly surprised by this movie.i thought it was terrific.it's got loads of suspense and tension.i also liked the atmosphere over the movie overall.it's well acted.i found the interaction between the mother and her teenage daughter to be very authentic.the movie is not boring at all.in fact,it movies along at a very nice clip.there is one great ironic scene,which i thought was brilliant.it may not have been original,but it works in this case,regardless.the general premise isn't wholly original,but i like what they did with the material.to me,this movie is quite above average for the suspense/thriller genre.i caught this movie on cable,so it didn't cost me anything(other than my monthly cable bill,of course).i think it's well worth the two hours or so spent watching.for me,Lisa,AKA The Candle Light Killer is an 8/10


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