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Phobia (1980)

A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Gary Sherman (story), Ronald Shusett (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Michael Glaser ... Dr. Peter Ross
Susan Hogan ... Jenny St Clair
John Colicos ... Barnes
David Bolt David Bolt ... Henry Owen
Patricia Collins ... Dr. Alice Toland
David Eisner David Eisner ... Johnny Venuti
Lisa Langlois ... Laura Adams
Robert O'Ree Robert O'Ree ... Bubba King
Alexandra Stewart ... Barbara Grey
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Dr. Clegg
Marian Waldman ... Mrs. Casey
Kenneth Welsh ... Sgt Wheeler
Gwen Thomas Gwen Thomas ... Dr. Clemens
Paddy Campanaro Paddy Campanaro ... Newswoman #1
Gerry Salsberg Gerry Salsberg ... Newsman #1
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Storyline

A psychiatrist treats his patients - sufferers from agoraphobia, claustrophobia, acrophobia, a fear of snakes, and a fear of man - with radical therapy in which they confront their fears by watching them on a large screen. The result is that each patient is driven to commit violent acts, and each dies by what he most fears. Written by alfiehitchie

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What happens when your Psychiatrist goes out of his mind?

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fobi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$59,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,167
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Gladys Hill, for years John Huston's personal assistant and co-writer, contributed greatly to the preparation of the final shooting script for Phobia uncredited. She was given a credit as "assistant to Mr. Huston". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Peter Ross: [to Barnes] You arrogant, unconscionable bastard!
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My Rival
Written by Donald Fagen Walter Becker
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of MCA Records.Inc
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OK whodunit.
1 December 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This certainly is not a great thriller (and it never aspired to be), but if you like low-budget B-movies, then you're likely to agree that it isn't THAT bad, either. I happen to think that all whodunits are inherently interesting if they're executed with at least a minimum level of competence, and "Phobia" was directed by the legendary John Huston himself! Far from his best work, yes, but he managed to keep my attention. The "surprise" ending, though, is predictable. (**)


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