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The Telephone ()


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A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

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Vashti Blue
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Max
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Rodney
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Telephone Man
Ronald J. Stallings ...
Saxophone Player
John Hattan ...
Sidewalk Vendor
Lina Chu ...
Sidewalk Vendor
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Big Ray on Answering Machine (voice)
Robin Menken ...
Voice on the Freeway (voice)
Danae Torn ...
Midge on Answering Machine (voice)
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Voice on the Freeway (voice)
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Larry on Answering Machine / Voice on the Freeway (voice)
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Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine

Directed by

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Rip Torn

Written by

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Harry Nilsson ... (screenplay) &
Terry Southern ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Steve Besser ... co-executive producer
Moctesuma Esparza ... producer
Joel Glickman ... associate producer
Robert Katz ... producer

Music by

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Christopher Young

Cinematography by

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David Claessen

Film Editing by

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Sandra Adair

Editorial Department

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Hope Moskowitz ... first assistant editor

Production Design by

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Jim Pohl

Art Direction by

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Jim Pohl

Makeup Department

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Catherine Childers ... hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lope Yap Jr. ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Todd McCune Bray ... painter
Richard W. Clot ... construction coordinator
Paul Dal Porto ... property master
Allen Gross ... carpenter
Elizabeth Hamilton ... lead set painter
Sandra Howell ... painter
Elizabeth Jennings ... painter
Jack Kostelnik ... construction foreman
John LaNoue ... carpenter
Ray Mondoux ... senior layout artist
David Ochoa ... set dresser
Chuck Ray ... carpenter
J. Michael Speakman ... carpenter
I.J. Van Perre ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Agamemnon Andrianos ... sound mixer
Patrick Moriarty ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary M. Brickley ... key grip
Gregory M. Childers ... best boy grip
Michael Chin ... camera operator
Charles Eason ... lamp operator
Rick Fichter ... best boy electric
William Maley ... gaffer
Dennis Pope ... dolly grip
Bobby Powell ... electrician (as Robert E. Powell)
Michael Santy ... second assistant camera

Music Department

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Jeff Vaughn ... score mixer

Transportation Department

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John Hattan ... transportation captain
John Lelko ... transportation

Other crew

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Peggy Biocini ... script supervisor
Elizabeth Ann Bundschu ... assistant production coordinator
Jim McCarthy ... post-production accountant
Joan Wellman ... production coordinator
Shannon Wilson ... production assistant

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Everybody's got one. Some people just know how to use it. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Allo, je craque (France)
  • Telefon Terror (Germany)
  • El telèfon (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El teléfono (Spain)
  • Telefon (Poland)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $54,811, 24 Jan 1988

Did You Know?

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Trivia Whoopi Goldberg took director Rip Torn and the film's producers to court to prevent the film's release due to a disagreement over control over the final cut of the film. She lost. See more »
Movie Connections Features Christmas in July (1940). See more »
Soundtracks Sweet Georgia Brown See more »

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