The Telephone (1988)


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A struggling actress resorts to prank telephone calls to release her frustrations but gets more than she bargained for when her jokes have unforeseen consequences. This comedy is best known for the attempts of star Whoopi Goldberg to prevent its release.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Terry Southern, Harry Nilsson
In Theaters:
New World Video


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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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