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Overall Rating
4.04

Awesome: 25.93%
Worth A Look59.26%
Average: 11.11%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 3.7%

1 review, 21 user ratings


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by Rob Gonsalves

"More than just 'Fatal Attraction 1.0.'"
4 stars

Clint Eastwood made a fine directorial debut with this very effective thriller that’s a precursor of 'Fatal Attraction,' which ripped off whole scenes from it. This is by far the better film.

Clint is Dave Garver, a popular DJ for an all-night jazz radio station. A woman (Jessica Walter) calls every night to request “Misty.” Soon she introduces herself as Evelyn, and Dave, playing the field in the wake of an uncertain relationship, goes to bed with her after she assures him there’ll be no strings attached. Dave’s former lover Tobie (Donna Mills) comes back to town, and he would like to rekindle the romance, but Evelyn gets in the way — she becomes possessive, first in small ways, then in frightening, destructive ways.

Evelyn, it turns out, is not only exceptionally needy and insecure, she’s also a psychopath. A laid-back guy like Dave would naturally resist commitment, and Evelyn holds him to everything he says, reading messages of love where there are none, going more and more overboard, until finally Dave comes home one afternoon to find his furniture trashed and his cleaning lady slashed. And that’s not the end.

Clint’s direction is sometimes shaky but usually assured, and he gets a bold performance from Jessica Walter, who manages to be most scary when she’s least threatening. Evelyn isn’t given a past, so there’s no psychobabble explaining why she’s berserk; Walter’s mannerisms and general aura of desperation tell us all we need to know.

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User Comments

9/25/13 David Hollingsworth Better and subtler than Fatal Attraction 5 stars
4/18/10 PAUL SHORTT WELL MADE MELODRAMA WITH GOOD SUSPENSE SEQUENCES 3 stars
10/24/09 art AN EXCELLENT STALKER MOVIE! 4 stars
7/06/09 art A GREAT PSYCHO-STALKER MOVIE! 4 stars
9/27/08 Gloria Dornin really a good thriller, great acting 4 stars
4/01/08 action movie fan so so warm up to fatal attraction-close douglas film was way better 3 stars
9/28/07 mr.mike very good start for director Clint. 4 stars
4/04/07 David Pollastrini didn't think much of it. 3 stars
3/30/07 fools♫gold Absolutelyexciting ifyou'veever dealtwitha "crazy" individual (andeveryonehas, sotospeak). 5 stars
6/08/06 Ashley Hinz Creepy, very, very, creepy. 4 stars
6/08/06 Peggy Doty CLINT EASTWOOD YUM 5 stars
1/04/06 Michael Piece of Junk ... propagating sickness 1 stars
5/22/03 Biff Boffo By far the best "Non Clint Eastwood" Clint Eastwood role to date! 4 stars
5/16/03 mr. Pink Good thriller. Walter is terrific. 4 stars
10/24/02 Charles Tatum Creepier than its "Fatal Attraction" clone 5 stars
4/02/02 R.W. Welch Has a certain atmosphere about it; not a bad piece of work all in all. 4 stars
6/03/01 Erik North Eastwood scores big-time his first time out as both actor AND director. 5 stars
5/19/00 tank A terrific directorial debut by Eastwood. Fatal Attraction ripped this film off big time. 4 stars
12/08/98 Lord Of The Dunce Just a great movie all around. 5 stars
11/30/98 Mr.Pink Entertaining thriller. Good directingdebut from Clint. 4 stars
11/30/98 North Andrew Precedes "Fatal Attraction". Clint as poem-reading, jazz playing DJ in Carmel. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  03-Nov-1971 (R)
  DVD: 10-Feb-2009

UK
  N/A (15)

Australia
  02-Jul-1971 (M)


Directed by
  Clint Eastwood

Written by
  Jo Heims
  Dean Riesner

Cast
  Clint Eastwood
  Jessica Walter
  Donna Mills
  John Larch
  Jack Ging
  Irene Hervey



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