If telephone-sex services have set Alexander Graham Bell spinning in his grave, then the proliferation of phone-sex-slasher movies should do the same for film pioneers like Edison and the Brothers Lumiere. Since the mid-1980s there have been a handful of lowly potboilers about murderous
perverts stalking the teleporn girls, and SMOOTH TALKER adds nothing but deadweight to the microgenre.
Surly cop Carl Waters (Joe Guzaldo) is having no luck nabbing the mysterious "976 Killer," who has so far left three female sex-chat employees permanently disconnected. Carl also carries a torch for his imperiously gorgeous ex-wife Lisa (Blair Weickgenant), an assistant district...