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Denise Calls Up (1995)

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

Writer:

Hal Salwen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Daly ... Frank Oliver
Caroleen Feeney ... Barbara Gorton
Dan Gunther ... Martin Weiner
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Gail Donelly
Liev Schreiber ... Jerry Heckerman
Aida Turturro ... Linda
Alanna Ubach ... Denise Devaro
Sylvia Miles ... Sharon, Gail's Aunt
Jean-Claude La Marre Jean-Claude La Marre ... Dalton Philips, cab driver (as Jean LaMarre)
Mark Blum ... Dr. Brennan, Obstretrician
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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Gross USA:

$168,614
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Barbara Gorton: He was so sweet in the beginning - sending little love faxes all the time.
Linda: Yeah, well now it's "moan, groan, dial tone", right?
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Why Get Up
Written by Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth (as Ruth Ellen Ellsworth)
Performed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
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Unbelievably Original, Delightful & Funny!
23 February 2004 | by BlueJulia21877See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on WE Network and felt compelled to comment. I mean it was just, like, totally delightful! Hal Salwen has the world we live in pegged perfectly! Schreiber is spot on as the repressed shut-in, and Ubach is a standout as the quirky Denise who's struggling to reach out from her own little enclosed space. Hooray for everyone, cast and Salwen, for just a wonderfully sly, bittersweet, but ultimately satisfying experience!


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