The Telephone (1988)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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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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  • Whoopi Goldberg in The Telephone (1988)
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  • Whoopi Goldberg in The Telephone (1988)
  • The Telephone (1988)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in The Telephone (1988)
  • The Telephone (1988)

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Harry Nilsson (screenplay), Terry Southern (screenplay)

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21 July 2001 | maitlandst
one word review:WOW!
I've never seen a movie like this before in my life. Whoopi's peformance is nothing short of remarkable if the film itself is nothing short of incoherent. Its hard to really like this movie but its impossible to not get sucked in.

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama

Box Office


$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,811 (USA) (24 January 1988)


$99,978 (USA)

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