• Play Misty for Me (2002)

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Play Misty for Me

Release Date: December 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Popular radio show host Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) becomes restless in his relationship with his girlfriend (Donna Mills). Impulsively, he goes out and sleeps with a woman (Jessica Walter) he meets at a nightclub. After the fact, he finds out she was not an anonymous hookup, but an obsessive fan who has called in repeatedly to request he play the song "Misty." Garver soon discovers extricating himself from the woman will be no easy feat as she becomes increasingly psychotic.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Irene Hervey, Jack Ging, Johnny Otis, James McEachin

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Malpaso Company, Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Relationships, Emotional, Love, Revenge, Car, Escape, Girlfriend, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Play Misty for Me is not the artistic equal of Psycho (1960), but in the business of collecting an audience into the palm of its hand and then squeezing hard, it is supreme. It doesn't depend on a lot of surprises to maintain the suspense. There ARE some surprises, sure, but mostly the film's terror comes from the fact that the strange woman is capable of anything. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    The Man With No Name faces a whole lot of pain in Clint's thrilling directorial debut. show more

  • 80
    Time Out London

    Eastwood's first film as director, and first exploratory probe for the flaws in his macho image as outlined in Siegel's The Beguiled. A highly enjoyable thriller made under the influence of Siegel (who contributes a memorable cameo as a bartender). show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama