The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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The Call 

A telephone number dialed in error could spell the end of loneliness for Norman Blane.


Gilbert M. Shilton (as Gilbert Shilton)


Rod Serling (created by), J. Michael Straczynski

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Episode cast overview:
William Sanderson ... Norman Blane
Dan Redican ... Richard
Julie Khaner ... Mary-Ann Lindeby (voice)
Jill Frappier ... Museum Patron
Djanet Sears Djanet Sears ... Information Lady
Ian Nothnagel Ian Nothnagel ... Museum Attendant
Robin Ward ... Narrator (voice)


A telephone number dialed in error could spell the end of loneliness for Norman Blane.

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19 November 1988 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References The Twilight Zone: Miniature (1963) See more »

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Phone and voice love leads to statue romance!
6 August 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "Twilight Zone" episode from season 3 1988 called the "The Call" was one episode that was interesting and far out a little different, yet it proves that hope is for all and any to have love. William Sanderson is Norman Blane a lonely man who lives his life in his apartment eating frozen dinners, listening to radio, and he goes to work during the day seeming to have a normal life. Then one night when he attempts to dial a number to order classic music records an error and mistake leads to a new voice of wonder and love it's like Norman has found the perfect woman! Only it's odd she doesn't want him to see her! Strangely yet surely the two meet and become both models of love and togetherness in their own right! Don't want to say more might spoil it yet it twist in a strange way the episode can be both touching and sad.

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