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After the Beep...
Answering machines sometimes play a large role in movies. And sometimes they don't. But the important thing is that answering machines are indeed soimetimes used in movies, and that's where we come in. Each of the following snippets was the result of somebody's conversation with an answering machine. Name the movies.
Note: Each scene might have been from the point of view of the listener/machine, or it might've been from the point of view of the speaker.
Note #2: We've removed certain names where we think it's a dead giveaway, but we've left names in where we think it either doesn't matter or it provides a vital clue.
1. BEEP!
"If you're there, please pick up the phone. I really wanna talk to you. The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either A: not at home, B: home, but don't wanna talk to me, or C: home, desperately wanna talk to me, but trapped under something heavy. If it's either A or C, please call me back."
2. BEEP!
"Hello, Selina Kyle. W're just calling to make sure you've tried Gotham Lady perfume. One whiff of this at the office and your boss will be asking you to stay after work for a candlelight staff meeting for two. Gotham Lady perfume. Exclusively at Shreck's Department Store."
3. BEEP!
"Fergus, it's me. I'm out of town tonight on business. I've stumbled onto a connection between Christabel and Randolph Ash and I have a few questions for you."
4. BEEP!
"Mr. (name deleted), I'd like to see you. Call me when you get home and I'll send a car for you. My name is (name deleted). I'm the one who stole your rug."
5. BEEP!
"Yeah, hi, it's (name deleted) again. Uh...I just wanted to make sure you knew that we did start at the, uh, usual time this morning. Yeah, it isn't a half day or anything like that. So, if you could just go ahead and get here as soon as possible, that would be terrific."
6. BEEP!
"(name deleted)? This is your father. Lost your home number. It's time for your mother and I to put an end to it. I left instructions with the undertaker Dayton & Sons. Told them to notify my sister, Agnis Hamm. Not much of a life. Nobody gave me nothing. Other men would've given up and turned into bums, but I didn't. I went without so you could have advantages. Not that you done anything with them."
7. BEEP!
"Dr. Oatman, please pick up, pick up. It's (name deleted). I'm standing where my, uh, living room was, and it's not here because my house is gone, and it's an UltiMart. You can never go home again, Oatman, but I guess you can shop there. Pick up! I know you're there, Oatman."
8. BEEP!
"Will, it's Jack. It's Dolarhyde, Will. He's still alive. We're scrambling everything that will roll or fly, but it's gonna take time to get them out there. Will? Christ! Will, where are you?"
9. BEEP!
"Hi. (name deleted). This is my eighth and final call. I just wanted to say that I thought about everything and I decided something. I'm gonna give you another chance. Maybe no one's listening. Or maybe your father's listening. Mr. (name deleted), if you're listening to this, hello, how are you? Anyway, I've been thinking maybe I didn't know you. Maybe you were a mirage. Maybe the world is a blur of food and sex and spectacle and everyone is just hurtling toward (something I couldn't understand, and there are no subtitles). In which case, it's not your fault, you know? And maybe there's a good side to all this, I don't know. I've been thinking about this thing, and you're probably standing there monitoring, so just, uh, one other thing...the letter that I wrote you. Could you please rip it up? Nuke it. Flame it. Destroy it. It hurts me to know it's out there. Could you do that for me? Alright. Later."
10. BEEP!
"Larry, it's Beth. Um, call me at home right now, okay? Um, when, as soon as you get in. I'm very confused. You just, I, uh, you came in with, with 'murder,' and 'Margaret,' and I'm just, I'm...call me. Now. Thank you."
11. BEEP!
"Ginger, this is Sarah. Pick up if you're there! I'm at this place on Pico Boulevard called Technoir. I'm really scared. I think that there's somebody after me. Uh, I hope that you play this back soon. I need you and Matt to come and pick me up as soon as possible. The police keep transferring me around. I'm gonna give them another try. The number here is 555-9175. Call me, kiddo, I need your help."
12. BEEP!
"Greg, it's me. I'm sure you're in the air by now, so, um, I guess you'll just get this when you get home. Um, listen, I am so sorry. I acted like a complete idiot, and I hope that you can forgive me. I mean, I don't care about the fire or the cat or -- I mean, I can't believe you actually spray-painted a cat. That's actually really gross. But the point is that, that I understand why you did it, and, and I love you. I want you to know that I really, I really, really love you, and...so when you get this, will you, will you please call me? Okay. Bye."
13. BEEP!
"Mauricio, it's (name deleted). Pick it up. Look man, I don't know what the hell was the matter with you last night. First you wouldn't dance with the hotties at the bar, and then we go to the IHOP and those hotties were even hotter, and you disappear! Oh, my -- Uh, I gotta call you back. Something came up."
14. BEEP!
"Hi, uh, Nicki, this is Mike again. I just called cuz it sounded like your machine might've cut me off when, uh, when I, uh, before I finished leaving my number. Anyway, and you know, also, sorry to call so late, but you were still at the Dresden when I left, so I knew I'd get your machine. Anyhow, ah, my number's 2 - 1 --"
BEEP!
15. BEEP!
"Hi darling, it's, uh, it's me. Uh, listen. Don't come to San Francisco. I repeat, do not come to San Francisco --"
16. BEEP!
"Linda. Uh, it's me. Uh, I, I had to call you. It's about midnight. I was just having many beers and I wanted to say what I should've said at the dock. I fucking chickened out. I, I lied when I acted casual, like Mr. Casual, and I should've said it. You...belong...with...me! We belong together, and you know what really pissed me off is that, I mean, now that we're really talking, you thought I proposed to you only because you were pregnant. What's that about?! I mean -- Hey! This is not the bathroom! -- And, you know, maybe if I'd said some of these things at the dock, it would've made a difference, because, but I think, I think we made a big mistake, because we had good times and, and, and bad times, but we had times. And I would, I would like to start over. I would like to, I would like to be new to you. I wanna be new to you. I wanna be Mr. New. So call me back if you want to, but this is the last time I'll call. And if you really needed to know how I feel, how I really feel, that's how I feel. I love you. And, uh, that's something you should know. So. I won't bother you again, so good night, and goodbye, and, uh, I love you. Call me back. Goodbye."
17. BEEP!
"Hello Laura, this is your mother. Your father's angina's a little rough today. I thought he might like to talk to you. It's no big deal. I love you two. Bye bye."