The only thing that distinguishes this thriller from so many others is its homosexual subtheme. Unfortunately, THE PHONE CALL's screenplay by Donald Martin is too ambiguous.
Rejected by his mother and friends, psychotic ex-convict Carey Porter (Ron Lea) gets the only job he can find: talking dirty to gay men at a male phone-sex hotline. Meanwhile, computer salesman and family man Michael Henderson (Michael Sarrazin) listens to a female phone-sex operator at the
urging of an obnoxious co-worker, Ben (Vlasta Vrana). Michael laughs off the experience, but secretly calls the line again during a business convention. Instead of reaching a woman, however, Michael acci...