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PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 March 1996 (USA)
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A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by ... See full summary »

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Hal Salwen

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Hal Salwen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Daly ... Frank
Caroleen Feeney ... Barbara
Dan Gunther ... Martin
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Gale
Liev Schreiber ... Jerry
Aida Turturro ... Linda
Alanna Ubach ... Denise
Sylvia Miles ... Gail's Aunt Sharon
Mark Blum ... Obstretrician
Jean-Claude La Marre Jean-Claude La Marre ... Cab Driver (as Jean LaMarre)
Hal Salwen ... Jerry as a Little Boy
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Storyline

A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully...via phone and fax. Martin gets a telephone call from someone he's never met. It's Denise, with some extraordinary news. Tapping away at his computer all the while, he develops a sort of friendship with Denise...via phone. And so it goes as the friends, tap, tap, tapping away, share news, hopes, and dreams...via phone and fax. Finally Gale has an unfortunate encounter with a phone, Denise has some more news for Martin, and Frank plans a gala New Year's Eve party, but will he answer the door? Written by Helen Stavrou <h.stavrou@agora.stm.it>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anameinate sto akoustiko sas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,006, 31 March 1996

Gross USA:

$148,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,121
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jerry: She was so young. I think.
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New Years Resolution
Written by Wendy Rene & Randle Catron & Willis Dean Parker
Performed by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
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This movie is way ahead its time.
14 February 1999 | by J.R.-8See all my reviews

This movie is very good all around acting, writing, directing. . Everybody knows someone who you are keeping the relationship up only by talking on the phone. I think this movie came out when only a small group of hardcore computer freaks sent message over the phone lines; before everybody in the world could send e-mail anytime, anywhere of the day. This is up there with 2001: A Space Odyssey and Citizen Kane as of being before its time REALLY!! Rent it a see if watching this movie isn't like looking into a mirror.


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