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The Phone Call (1977)

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Scott starts work at a drive-in burger and ice cream restaurant when his paper route proves inadequate to raise the money he needs for a mail order karate course. He has determined that ... See full summary »

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Scott
Michelle Patrick ...
Becky
David Sterago ...
Joe
R. Irwin Goodman ...
Mr. Beamer
Ann MacMillan ...
California Girl
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California Girl (as Lisa Jarstad)
Jim Jensen ...
Boy at Dance
Robert Thurston ...
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Scott starts work at a drive-in burger and ice cream restaurant when his paper route proves inadequate to raise the money he needs for a mail order karate course. He has determined that this course will help him gain the self-confidence he needs to get up the courage to call and ask Pam out to see a movie. Although at first just commenting on his mistakes, Becky, a co-worker, offers to help him make the crucial phone call. In the process Scott offers insights about how Joe is abusive in his relationship with Becky. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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This BYU Church video was filmed in Provo Utah at Ripples by Canyon Road. Across the street from Ripples Drive in, you can see the Horse ranch before the business buildings replaced the Horse Ranch. Also There used to be an Orchard Store with the Orchard trees before Day's Market, Top Hat Video (Now a Personal Fitness Gym), Papa Murphys pizza, The bank, Maxi Mart gas station (Now a Pharmacy store) Replaced the Orchard Store and the orchard trees. Ripples Drive in is around at this time. See more »

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Joe: [Joe and Becky walk up to the Ripples Drive-in window booth and looks at Scott] Hey kid! I thought she says you've got a date with her tonight.
Scott: Well it's really not a date. You see I play in the symphony. And once a year we have a dinner dance. And I thought it would be nice for Becky and me.
Joe: She's not going!
Becky: Johnny don't own me.
Scott: That's true.
Joe: You need to come out here or I'm coming in after you.
Scott: Yeah.
[Scott comes out of the Ripples Drive-in]
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Referenced in The Field Is White (2002) See more »

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A Feel Good Highschool Movie
19 August 1999 | by (New England, United States) – See all my reviews

I'd be happy to be the second to comment on The Phone Call. Yes, I'm LDS and so I watched this several times in my Church Educational System classes. It seems to be so likeable because we (uh... I) can relate to the character's indominable fear of talking to girls. Extremely dated due to hair and clothes styles, but overall funny, corny, and happy. Best line in my opinion: "That's what I like about you... you're really very thorough." If you ever have the chance, just see it.


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