The Operator

Overview

Jon Dichter directs this taut psychological thriller about a narcissistic man getting his overdue comeuppance from a vengeful telephone operator. Lawyer Gary Wheelan (Michael Laurence) lives the good life -- he has a beautiful wife, a huge bank account, and an excess of young female associates. He is accustomed to getting what he wants, and he tends to have a fit when he does not get it. Dissatisfied with his phone service, he berates the operation with such vituperation that the badly rattled woman (Jacqueline ...
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Overview

Jon Dichter directs this taut psychological thriller about a narcissistic man getting his overdue comeuppance from a vengeful telephone operator. Lawyer Gary Wheelan (Michael Laurence) lives the good life -- he has a beautiful wife, a huge bank account, and an excess of young female associates. He is accustomed to getting what he wants, and he tends to have a fit when he does not get it. Dissatisfied with his phone service, he berates the operation with such vituperation that the badly rattled woman (Jacqueline Kim) resolves to fight back. Using a vast computer network, the operator slashes his credit rating, drains his bank account, and eventually ruins his marriage. The formerly smug Gary is soon overwhelmed and frantic as he tries to regain control of his life.
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Special Features

Spanish subtitles; Theatrical trailer; Commentary by Stephen Tobolowsky and director Jon Dichter; Scene selections; Additional trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • UPC: 687797920096
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 76,521

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances Bay Mrs. Sloan
Brion James Vernon Woods
Jacqueline Kim The Operator
Michael Laurence Gary Wheelan
Michael Laurence Gary Wheelan
Christa Miller Janice Wheelan
Stephen Tobolowsky Doc
Technical Credits
Betty Buckley Producer
Michael Haines Sound/Sound Designer
Elizabeth Hayden-Passero Casting
Sandrine Junod Set Decoration/Design
Darren Kloomok Editor
Jeffrey Passero Casting
Kari Perkins Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Gary [7:37]
3. The 411 [5:58]
4. Gambles [5:22]
5. Shiva [12:17]
6. The Meeting [8:29]
7. The Bottom Line [4:45]
8. Plan B [11:58]
9. Cause & Effect [7:33]
10. Regrets [16:25]
11. Payback [12:29]
12. Perception [5:28]
13. End Credits [3:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary With Director Jon Dichter & Actor Stephen Tobolowsky: On
      Commentary With Director Jon Dichter & Actor Stephen Tobolowsky: Off
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   Trailers
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