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1,208 Ratings

Play Misty for Me

Directed by Clint Eastwood
United States, 1971
Crime, Drama, Romance


Popular radio show host Dave Garver has a one-night-stand with a woman he meets at a nightclub. Afterwards, he finds out she was not an anonymous hookup, but an obsessive fan. Garver soon discovers extricating himself from the woman will be no easy feat as she becomes increasingly psychotic.

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Play Misty for Me Directed by Clint Eastwood

Awards & Festivals

New York Film Festival

2018 | Retrospective

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

In his first film as a director, Eastwood, who is 43 years old, is a calm and clear master, multiplying incisive angles, brisk stagings, powerfully composed close-ups, thrilling camera moves. But above all, Eastwood, who was of course best known for his performances in action films and westerns, turned out to be, from the very start, a filmmaker with a comprehensive, essentially political worldview.
December 15, 2014
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Sprawling helicopter shots bracket the tale, the superstar on the Carmel coastline like Narcissus by the pond and then the painted portrait with its eyes slashed out. . . . Above all an inquiry into the Eastwood persona itself, the pricking of the stud’s complacency until the Man with No Name finds himself staring in terror at the audience, trapped in a freeze-frame with the tenacious conquest.
January 01, 2010
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