Imdb I Saw What You Did

One of your better fabricated-for-TV re-makes

This is an eighty’southward TV re-make of the late l’south Williamn Castle moving-picture show “I Saw What You lot Did”, and in some means information technology is an improvement on the original. Yes, it is a fiddling hard to believe that by the 80’south teenage girls would be so naive and dimwitted that they’d fall in dearest with a guy they only spoke to once on the telephone (while making crank calls)and then conspire to run into him (non knowing that he’d just killed his girlfriend). Simply if y’all tin exit plausibility at the door, this movie is quite a bit of fun.

The young atomic number 82 actress is Shawnee Smith in 1 of her first roles. She didn’t appear in that many movies (her most famous was perhaps “The Blob”, another fourscore’s re-make of a 50’s film), but she e’er fabricated an impression (peculiarly if yous were an adolescent male in the 80’southward), and she has mounted a comeback recently with the “Saw” franchise. The killer meanwhile is played past Robert Carradine, the most underrated of the Carradine brothers (his older brother, the late David Carradine, also appears in a supporting part as the character’southward–uh–older brother). Tammy Lauren plays Smith’southward more experienced, merely alas no smarter, friend, but leaves little impression aside from her eighty’s-style damaged hair. A young Candace Cameron is just flat-out annoying as Smith’due south footling sister (tragically, nobody kills her and stuffs her trunk in a trash compactor).

This was directed by none other than Fred Walton, a minor horror auteur responsible for the original “When a Stranger Calls”, the fun lxxx’s slasher spoof “April Fool’s Mean solar day”, and the belated merely superior ninety’s sequel “When a Stranger Calls Back”. He became a specialist of sorts in depression-budget, phone-related thrillers, and though he was obviously hampered somewhat by the limitations of late 80’s television receiver here, he directs this equally effectively, if non more effectively, than the tardily William Castle. It’s probably easier to FIND the original Castle version these days than this ane, but this is nonetheless worth checking out.

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10
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Actually Dandy Movie…

For a picture show that was fabricated for television set, this was actually good. I loved it since the first time I saw information technology at like historic period 7 or viii. While babysitting for her niggling sis, Kim has her friend Lisa over. Out of boredom, they play Lisa’southward suggested game, titled “I Saw What You Did”, where they choice a name in the phone book, phone call the number, and say the phrase “I saw what you lot did and I know who you lot are”. They game goes well for a while until they call someone who has actually just murdered his girlfriend after she breaks up with him. Thinking he sounds interesting and attractive, the girls make up one’s mind to pay him a little visit. This movie is very good and entertaining. Information technology is also especially creepy, even though information technology was made for television. I actually hope it gets put on video some day soon. If you happen to come across a re-create of this movie, definitely check it out. It stars a very immature Shawnee Smith from the idiot box show “Becker” and also Tammy Lauren.

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8
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Effective remake with more fleshed-out characters

Possibly more than whatever other coming-of-historic period malaise moving picture, this fabricated-for-TV gem captures the fad-drenched airs and superciliousness of teenagers, pinpointing sure dangers that accompany such an attitude. It is the grapheme of Lisa Harris (brilliantly portrayed by Tammy Lauren)that exudes this smart-donkey front the best. Kim Fielding (Shawnee Smith) is putty in Lisa’s hands as she is led down the road to perdition for the selfish motive of wanting a place for the nighttime to rendezvous with her profligate fellow.

This nifty little picture show has it all, thrills, chills, suspense…you proper noun it. Obviously much of the credit not only belongs to the superb bandage, including the two Carradine brothers who play crazed brothers, merely to the script by Cynthia Cidre, since both this Goggle box flick and the earlier Joan Crawford “I Saw What You Did” (1965) are based on the same novel by Ursula Curtiss, non to slight the original William Castle production which itself is a fine add-on to the horror genre. Still this TV version goes beyond mere terror to a more thorough psychological analysis of what makes the principal players tick. Even the smaller parts are more fleshed out than is usual for a Boob tube show.

The plot is a familiar i past now. Ii bored teenage girls, alone except for one’s pesky lilliputian sister, decide to make prank telephone calls. As expected, they accidentally accomplish a mad homo in the midst of a murder. Ane bad move leads to another until the mad human being is hot on the trail of one of the girls. Only director Fred Walton, of “When a Stranger Calls” fame, keeps the show moving at a fast pace and though the ending is not that unusual it still comes every bit a surprise and as presented is extremely effective.

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8
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I may be crazy…

I may be crazy… but I liked this movie!!

The basic plot is this: bored high school girls play pranks and encounter beautiful and unusual musician who turns out to be a psychotic killer.

This is a depression budget, made for Television receiver movie at its best!!

Robert Carradine does an excellent task of portraying over-the-edge eccentric Adrian Lancer. Quite a squeamish change of stride from all that “Revenge of the Nerds” nonsense. He makes the story line at least somewhat plausible and shows you disarming traits that would make ii high school girls interested in him. Overnice touch of having David Carradine play Adrian’s brother Stephen.

I was really impressed with performances by Tammy Lauren and Shawnee Smith equally a prankster and a prep school do gooder. Plus, Candace Cameron is not nearly as abrasive hither equally she was on Full Firm.

The movie is slow moving at times. I would imagine that they had a expert hour long movie, but and then they had to make full up ii hours in a Monday night time slot. If you get the take chances to see it — look — I don’t fifty-fifty know if yous Tin hire this anywhere, other than from me, since for some reason I happen to however have it taped on VHS from ten years agone. However, if you come up beyond information technology, give it a gamble. I suppose in some ways it is similar to the recent grouping of movies loosely titled “I Saw What You Did and Who You lot Were Screaming With Two Summers Agone”, except that it is more like a realistic documentary of “here is what happened in one evening”, rather than larger-than-life killers in costume targeting anyone in town.

Don’t wait too much, and you lot won’t exist disappointed.

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6
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Pretty decent for a TV horror motion picture

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A TV picture show remake of the 1965 William Castle movie of the same name, this is a low-fundamental and subtle film which makes a pleasing alter from all the gory slashers and monster-of-the-week flicks which were doing the rounds at the fourth dimension. The moving-picture show is adequately irksome-paced and set up over the course of 1 fateful night, and benefits from realistically drawn characters and a highly effective score which adds to the tension. In detail, Robert Carradine’south killer is not just a lucent unstoppable evil blazon, instead he’s portrayed as a flawed man with a psychological defect, so the crimes he commits are not really his mistake after all.

The biggest flaw with I SAW WHAT YOU DID is the contrived plot, which is over complicated where it should be straightforward. This is especially truthful in the set-upwards, in which Kim and Lisa visit Adrian’southward firm, thinking that he might be a prospective boyfriend, and Kim just happens to leave her handbag there so he can follow her to her home. I’ll bet the original Castle film wasn’t this unbelievable. The horror isn’t graphic and the flick is bloodless with the exception of a couple of supernatural “visions” that Carradine has which are shoe-horned into the plot to bolster the horror content, and consist of a woman in bad zombie makeup and that clichéd shot of hands pushing out from the inside of a wall.

Taking the lead role of the teenage victim is Shawnee Smith, who is saddled with an unappealing grapheme and is frankly poor – and was much ameliorate in THE BLOB. At least her friend Lisa – played past Tammy Lauren (WISHMASTER) – has spirit and is a more than interesting graphic symbol. Robert Carradine is constructive equally the multi-layered villain (and arsonist, giving a fun angle to the action) of the piece whilst his brother David is on manus to lend a touch of class to the proceedings as a minor investigative graphic symbol. The suitably fiery climax also provides a fitting ending to the picture show’southward diluted horrors, and then there’s some other twist that I didn’t see coming to end off..

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5
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Flat remake

This motion picture is a remake of the 1965 William Castle classic of the aforementioned title. It was made for Idiot box, although that’s not such a large problem on paper as the plot is very unproblematic and at that place’due south not a lot of room for mortality anyway. The film likewise features a distinctly eighties style, which firmly puts the story in the fourth dimension in which the film was made. Unfortunately, however, the focus of the motion picture is spread thinly over a lot of different areas and equally a result; the central plot suffers as its not fleshed out very well and the characters endure too as we never really get to know anything nigh them. The plot focuses on two kids babysitting a younger one. They’re bored and decide to get some kicks by making prank phone calls. The game soon gets round to “I know what you did”, which involves phoning someone and merely saying that phrase. Unfortunately, however, they decide to telephone call a Mr Adrian Lancer, a disturbed man that happens to take merely murdered his wife…

The original flick featured the same basic plot, then to call this one unlikely and the original not would be unfair. Nevertheless, the fact that the original is and then much amend handled ways that this version really struggles to become the plot across. The large coincidence of the girls’ game and the murder isn’t glossed over with any kind of gimmick which makes it stand up out similar a sore thumb. Furthermore, the girls themselves have very little character and Robert Carradine looks bored in his office as the murderer and so doesn’t bring frontwards whatsoever tension or suspense. The plot is played rather straight for most of the picture show, which means things rather only drone on and it gets irksome quickly. Tammy Lauren stands out in her role, though that’south just because of her atrocious eighties haircut, while Shawnee Smith is more often than not incognito. It soon becomes articulate that the film isn’t going to present whatever surprises and indeed the ending is rather typical. Nosotros do finish off with a last twist that is both nonsensical and redundant. Overall, I highly recommend giving the original a look if you want a fun lightweight thriller; just don’t bother tracking this version downwards.

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7
/10

teenage girls make a random prank call to the wrong guy

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i actually enjoyed this movie.it is a remake of a 1965 film,starring Joan Crawford.I oasis’t seen the original,and then i tin’t compare the ii.However as a stand up lone film,information technology is surprisingly entertaining.the premise:ii bored teenage girls make up one’s mind to make random prank calls,proverb “I saw what you did,and i know who you lot are”,just to see what kind of reactions they can get.all harmless fun,of course,until they call Adrian,an emotionally unhinged man,who has just murdered his girlfriend.yous tin can approximate the residue.the movie is predictable of grade,simply is entertaining.the two leads,Shawnee Smith,and Tammy Lauren are well played and it is easy to get into the moving-picture show.not a lot of suspense,well,no more or less than other movies of the genre.The 1 disappointing thing is that Candace Cameron is billed every bit the star of the motion-picture show.Don’t believe it.she has a small part equally the young sister of one of the teens.i go the feeling that Shawnee Smith was being groomed to become a big star.That didn’t exactly happen,and i’g not sure why.Even so,she has made comeback of sorts with the “Saw” franchise.anyway…i’m kind of mystified that the original version of this movie has been released,only not this version.This is ameliorate than virtually films of the genre,i think mayhap due to the performances.i requite it seven/x

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4
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Non near as good as The original

I Saw What Yous Did (1988)

This really a TV remake, The plot some-what the same but there a lot different from movies.

This was felt little more face paced the the older blackness and white movie but I didn’t actually discover whatever of these flick that creepy at the whole.

First i just found some of the script in this motion-picture show was always weak, Some lines in this movie don’t brand sense at all. I Know it Television set moving-picture show, Come up on.

The interim in this movie was not that good at all, I idea anybody interim in this flick very wooden from virtually of the cast.

I not sure what to think of that cheap ending at all if wanted to go scared of that it was wrong done and information technology didn’t work, I found that terminal scenes really airheaded.

Not virtually as skillful every bit The original

As this was TV remake at that place are rumours of yet another remake of this.

iv out of 10

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half dozen
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The fourscore’due south called. They desire their vibe back

I assumed this was an eighty’s remake of the modest William Castle sleeper with the same title that came out in 1965, just apparently both movies are simply based on one and the aforementioned novel past Ursula Curtiss. And so, “I Saw What You Did” isn’t really a remake, but merely a re-imagining. Or simply another version, if you wish. It’s a fun little picture with a very simplistic but effective plot, fresh young actresses’ faces and the two coolest Carradine brothers starring equally actual brothers. There are some big differences betwixt this version and the same William Castle film, but the well-nigh rudimentary plot concept naturally remained the same. Ii teenage girls, whilst babysitting the younger sister of one of them, are bored senseless and make up one’s mind to entertain themselves past making prank calls to randomly selected names in the telephone volume. They arrive at the name Adrian Lancer, but he just killed his girlfriend because she didn’t desire to ally him. When the girls stupidly make up a prank like “I saw what you did and I know who you are”, Adrian naturally assumes that somebody witnessed the murder and goes fifty-fifty further out of his heed. Meanwhile the girls stupidly begin to daydream about Adrian’s vocalism and bizarre music and can’t resist driving over to his house to catch a glimpse… “I Saw What Y’all Did” is fun and charming, just likewise unmemorable, mainly because in that location’s very few action. I personally prefer the Castle version, considering there John Ireland depicts the psychopath and there’south a terrific sub plot involving the creepy Joan Crawford as his sickly dotty neighbour. In this film, that particular sub plot gets replaced by Adrian Lancer’southward blood brother showing upwardly to help keeping his violent tendencies under control. The pic is competently directed by Fred Walton. That guy must really like phone-terror, equally he besides made the more or less genre archetype “When a Stranger Calls”. I guess the absolute best thing about watching “I Saw What Yous Did” at present is how information technology catapults you straight dorsum to the glorious eighties! The girls (Shawnee Smith and Tammy Lauren) are genuine eighty’s beauties, with typical clothes code and hair styles, and dorsum and then it was notwithstanding possible to make a horror motion-picture show about ordinary quondam-fashioned telephones instead of gadgets like mobile phones, Skype, Caller-ID or IPods.

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I saw what they did and I didn’t like it.

Near irksome horrors like this 1 I can forgive if they are cursory or take at least an interesting grapheme build out at the kickoff merely this ane is not like that. To brand matters worse I unremarkably await the action to have started by at to the lowest degree the 1hr mark in a half decent horror but they couldn’t do that either. I hateful, pfft.

I’ll admit, thankfully I did not and am not going to sit down through every minute of this film without pushing on the accelerator. Even merely jumping through an unabridged 1/2hr of this movies mid point left me feeling like watching it was consummate waste material of time.

I really don’t like information technology when they use stock daytime tv canned music information technology does side by side to nothing for the horror or thriller element. It was besides too long and has overly thought through plot. A terrible waste of interim talent really and I can’t say much for the direction either. A real snoozer.

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I loved this movie- i wish it would exist on goggle box again!

I hated the original- i thought it was cheesy and corny, and it wasnt scary at all! Merely this one came out when i was about nine years old, and it scared me one-half to death. i loved it, and i have been looking for it e’er since i saw it, way back so. i e’er try to tell people about it, but no ane i know has e’er heard of it. simply my sister and i loved it…

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5
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Recollect of this as Romy and Michelle’s big prank.

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Okay so Shawnee Smith and Tammy Lauren (along with the much younger Candace Cameron Bure) aren’t exactly playing the wacky duo who “invented” post-its, but their characters are nearly the same, light-headed still likeable, making prank calls on struggling composer Robert Carradine. He has just killed the girlfriend trying to suspension up with him, so they pick the wrong time to prank him. He’southward spotted trying to coffin her and so his tension is very noticeable when they keep calling him up. He is too dealing with an older brother who is trying to worm out a place to stay, and they deal non simply with Smith’southward annoying little sis, but “mango man”, a spooky looking neighbour who sells fruit door to door. David Carradine joins his brother here as the opportunistic older brother, merely I remember he would have been amend cast as “mango man”.

A much better version of the story than the 1965 original, this basically cut out the Joan Crawford character from the original, so the camp element is missing, merely in this example, that’south a good affair. Smith and Lauren are much better than the ii girls from the original, playing an young joke which puts them in jeopardy. Robert Carradine, as far from “Revenge of the Nerds” as he can possibly exist, rather dour as a graphic symbol but quietly sinister which is a subtle way of making the graphic symbol much more dangerous. By changing much of the plot and the way it is developed, this becomes a much more than traditional thriller, moving at a very fast pace and never lacking in the tension. I wasn’t expecting much having disliked the original so I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. No award winner, it’south a pleasant and intense time filler that puts a dissimilar swing on a story that has been redone in many different means.

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6
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Surprisingly good for what it is

I had seen this 1988 made-for-TV remake of a 1960s characteristic–the earlier having featured Joan Crawford in i of her last picture show roles–in my last year of college and had pretty much forgotten information technology. Last dark, however, I happened to catch it on the cable network Sleuth and was surprised at how constructive information technology was. I think the low budget and bare bones script combine to give the picture show a stark feeling missing in about Tv movies of the 24-hour interval. None of the performances is much to a higher place average, except for an all besides cursory turn past a young Jo Anderson as the distressed girlfriend of the male atomic number 82, but the ensemble merges its talents well plenty to continue us at least interested. All in all, it kind of reminded me of those shoestring upkeep ABC film-of-the-calendar week gems from the early 70s where actresses like eventual Emmy winner Kay Lenz got their start. Adept diversion from the ordinary, peculiarly if yous’re not expecting much.

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I liked it

Was this similar really mode worse than the original? I had this ane on video beta so I’ll probably never see it again unless it either comes on again or i observe a beta that works. Anyway when i saw it I thought it was pretty absurd, my friend and i saw it several times over cherry Kool-aid and popcorn. One Sunday afternoon the original came on only darn it I had to become out and missed it. Anyhow if it happens to come on cablevision or tv set once again watch it, its a way to pass time. And I was scared to make prank calls after this movie.

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