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976-EVIL (1988)

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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director:

Robert Englund
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Geoffreys ... Hoax
Jim Metzler ... Marty
María Rubell María Rubell ... Angela (as Maria Rubell)
Lezlie Deane ... Suzie
J.J. Cohen ... Marcus
Patrick O'Bryan ... Spike (as Pat O'Bryan)
Sandy Dennis ... Aunt Lucy
Darren E. Burrows ... Jeff (as Darren Burrows)
Gunther Jenson ... Airhead (as Gunther Jensen)
Jim Thiebaud Jim Thiebaud ... Rags
Robert Picardo ... Mark Dark
Paul Willson ... Mr. Michaels
Greg Collins ... Mr. Selby
Joanna Keyes Joanna Keyes ... Suzie's Mother
J.J. Johnston ... Virgil
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Storyline

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

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Taglines:

...it's for you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The bathroom graffiti "R + N" was placed by Nancy Booth for Robert Englund to find in the dailies after they started dating See more »

Goofs

When Suzie and Hoax are sitting eating pizza in a diner, his hair goes changes how messy it is through the scene. See more »

Quotes

Hoax: [in Biology class] Mr. Michaels, may I please be excused?
Mr. Michaels: What's a matter, Mr. Wilmoth? Feeling a little green around the gills?
Mr. Michaels: [both chuckle] Just a frog joke... Yes, you may be excused. But hurry back: we're cutting gonads next.
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Crazy Credits

Mindy Seeger is credited in opening credits but not in the final cast. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD from Columbia Tri-Star is the 92-minute theatrical print. See more »

Connections

References The Dark (1979) See more »

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I Want You Tonight
Written by Stephen C. Marston, Thomas Chase, and Steve Rucker
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Stephen Geoffreys is hip!
18 July 2002 | by CharlesCrumbSee all my reviews

Stephen Geoffreys is the type of actor that Bob Saget and Eminem wish they could be! Stephen takes a bland horror flick and transforms it into a surreal epic! Stephen is Hoax, a shut-in of a teenager who lives with his insane and controlling mother. Stephen rules, dude! He is one of the best actors that I can think of, and his performance in this film will make you, as the viewer, feel quite a variety of emotions all at once! Good stuff, man!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dial the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$794,049, 26 March 1989

Gross USA:

$2,955,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,955,917
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended VHS cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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