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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 ...
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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 is considered one of the most popular 1970s BYU comedy film among both the Mormons and Non-Mormons in Utah, including the well known famous theme song by Merrill Jenson. It's now available to watch on DVD and on Youtube. 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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