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The Telephone (1988)





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In this comedy-drama, Vashti Blue (Whoopi Goldberg) is a struggling actor who takes out her frustrations via the telephone, in various accentual impersonations, by making prank calls from her apartment. Off the screen Goldberg attempted to prevent the release of this version of Telephone by filing suit, but apparently did not win the case. Many critics seem to insist she was right in doing so.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Terry Southern, Harry Nilsson
In Theaters:
New World Video


Whoopi Goldberg
as Vashti Blue
Amy Wright
as Honey Boxe / Irate N...
John Heard
as Telephone Man
Ronald J. Stallings
as Saxophone Player
James Victor
as Big Ray on Answering...
Robin Menken
as Voice on the Freeway
Herve Villechaize
as Voice on the Freeway
Don Blakely
as Larry on Answering M...
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Since the world expected a comedy, this did not do well in theatres. However, it has the tight and engrossing quality of a one act play, and is dark and clever at the same time. Nice twist at the end if someone has not already told you. Serious role for Goldberg which shows her vast range of talent and Rip Torn really brings out the best in the script.

Chrystal Hays

Absolutely Amazing, go Whoopie...and the ending...that was freaiky. This movie is worth watching again just to see what you missed.

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