The Operator (2001)

Operator
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller
Keywords psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Laurence Actor Gary Wheelan 1 1000001
Bethany Wright Actor Housewife 1 1000002
Brad Leland Actor Husband 1 1000003
Khary Payton Actor Teen No 1 1 1000004
Tariq Vlaun Actor Teen No 2 1 1000005
George Russo Actor Tom Gambuzza 1 1000006
Christa Miller Actor Janice Wheelan 1 1000007
Lori Heuring Actor Christie 1 1000008
Lilas Edwards Actor Robin 1 1000009
Lee Stringer Actor Artie 1 1000010
Melody Jones Actor Shirley 1 1000011
Jacqueline Kim Actor The Operator 1 1000012
Brion James Actor Vernon Woods 1 1000013
Elbert Lewis Actor Mr Jackson 1 1000014
Gary Graves Actor Doc's Enforcer 1 1000015
Stephen Tobolowsky Actor Doc 1 1000016
Melinda Renna Actor Judge 1 1000017
Steven Ruge Actor Seton 1 1000018
John Beasley Actor Reverend James 1 1000019
Paul Pender Actor Car Salesman 1 1000020
Drew Snyder Actor Richard Blackburn 1 1000021
Jerry Biggs Actor Sign Man 1 1000022
Rachel Wooley Actor Club Woman No 1 1 1000023
Yolanda Williams Actor Club Woman No 2 1 1000024
Shelby Prochow Actor Club Woman No 3 1 1000025
Sonya Tsuchigane Actor Club Woman No 4 1 1000026
Matthew Tompkins Actor Big Man 1 1000027
Elizabeth Lomprey Actor Rental Car Agent 1 1000028
Spencer Propkop Actor Mr Sloan 1 1000029
Ray Hall Actor J B 1 1000030
Paul Slavens Actor Repo Man No 1 1 1000031
Vic Geerts Actor Repo Man No 2 1 1000032
Paul English Actor Hockey Kid 1 1000033
Vince Davis Actor Mr Harrison 1 1000034
Frances Bay Actor Mrs Sloan 1 1000035
Jon Dichter Director n/a 2 2000001
Jon Dichter Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jay Barnet Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Doug Bruce Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Betty Buckley Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Jon Dichter Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Doug Bruce Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Kelli Bingham Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Joey Stewart Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Fonya Mondell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Jeremy Acerra Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Jackie Boyer Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Kayce Bingham Production Coordinator production office coordinator 162 5000007
Mark Mahlo Assistant Location Manager assistant locations 194 5000008
Bert Guthrie Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gary Tolbert Camera Operator aerial camera operator 239 6000002
George Niedson Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Ralph Watson Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000004
Sean Britt Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000005
Rhett Bakke Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000006
Brooke McCormick Video Assist/Playback video assist 120899 6000007
Catherine Wiggs Photography still photographer 120835 6000008
Carol Kaelson Photography still photographer 120835 6000009
Jim Williams Color Timer n/a 120921 6000010
Michael Coleman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Darren Kloomok Editor n/a 172 7000002
Sean Kanter Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Victor Zupanc Music n/a 120781 8000001
Reid Rejsa Music music recording engineer 120781 8000002
Victor Zupanc Song song/song arranger & performer("Freak-Ki") 120859 8000003
Victor Zupanc Song song arranger("Soul of a Man" "Freak-Ki") 120859 8000004
Blind Johnson Song ("Soul of a Man") 120859 8000005
Lucinda Williams Song n/a 120859 8000006
Malford Milligan Song Performer ("Soul of a Man") 120788 8000007
Lucinda Williams Song Performer ("Hot Blood") 120788 8000008
David McCann Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Kara Sutherlin Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Sandrine Junod Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Michael Frances Storyboard Artist n/a 199 9000004
April Crump Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000005
Gary Anderson Lead Person leadman 120957 9000006
Jon Dichter Casting (exas) 179 10000001
Jeffery Passero Casting n/a 179 10000002
Elizabeth Hayden-Passero Casting n/a 179 10000003
Liz Keigley Casting (Texas) 179 10000004
Melinda Lawson Casting Associate n/a 160 10000005
Jana Brockman Casting Associate n/a 160 10000006
Carla James Extras Casting extras & additional casting 120851 10000007
Mike O'Daniel Extras Casting extras & additional casting 120851 10000008
Rose Hansen Advisor production advisor 120821 12000001
Kari Perkins Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Gail Tuttle-Skinner Hair key hair 120794 13000002
Janet Dickson Makeup key makeup 353 13000003
Amber Reynolds Wardrobe Assistant n/a 120809 13000004
Sharon Goodin Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000005
Kim Bartlein ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000001
Lance Wiseman ADR Editor dialogue/ADR editor 220 14000002
Mickie McGowan ADR Voice Casting n/a 2515 14000003
Lynda Lane Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000004
Phillip Palmer Boom Operator n/a 215 14000005
Greg Louden Foley Artist n/a 223 14000006
Greg Mauer Foley Recordist foley recordist editor 225 14000007
Glenn Auchinachie Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000008
Lance Wiseman Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000009
Paul Ratajczak Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000010
Glenn Auchinachie Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000011
Michael Haines Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000012
Dee Davis Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000013
John Knight Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Kevin Long Grip n/a 365 15000002
Diane Freeman Grip n/a 365 15000003
Marty Svoboda Gaffer n/a 268 15000004
Mark Schorlemer Best Boy n/a 120885 15000005
Ricky Long Best Boy n/a 120885 15000006
J Roberts Production Auditor n/a 120815 16000001
Ben Loggins Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Doug Terranova Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Larry Langley Construction set construction 120900 21000001
Chuck Gill Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Lisa Jennings Craft Service n/a 120903 22000002
Margaux Smith Catering caterer 120954 22000003
Karen Smith Catering caterer 120954 22000004
Steve Kreiger Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Jason Hammond Props prop master 120817 24000001
Danny DeLoach Props prop master 120817 24000002
Mark Hopper Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Stephen Gault Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Wayne French Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000003
Sherri Berman Set Production Assistant key set production assistant 371 25000004
Paul Baker Production office intern 120824 25000005
Mark Abbott Production office intern 120824 25000006
Rod Tinney Helicopter Pilot n/a 121003 25000007
Robert Davis Driver n/a 273 25000008
Jackie Mounger Driver n/a 273 25000009
Erin McGee Driver n/a 273 25000010
Chris Reynolds Other loader 120795 26000001
Kathleen Beach Other loader 120795 26000002
James Soward Other electric 120795 26000003
Christopher Davis Other electric 120795 26000004
Clay Bakker Other locations 120795 26000005
Nicolette Nanos Other locations 120795 26000006
Bruce Eikner Other picture cars 120795 26000007
Synopsis
Gary Wheelan, a womanizing, adulterous thirty-something Dallas attorney, finally gets what he deserves when his verbal assaults provoke a telephone operator to systematically to ruin his life. This operator, he quickly learns, was the wrong woman to offend. The operator, who calls herself "Shiva," gets busy, using her broad access to information and technology to destroy Gary's life. Shiva ends Gary's sham of a marriage, strips him of his lovers, gets him in trouble with his bookie and destroys his professional reputation. Gary is powerless to stop her or convince anyone she even exists. As this mysterious, unseen woman relentlessly orchestrates his downward spiral, Gary tries to strike a deal and negotiate what she wants. Shiva claims that all her destructive efforts are meant to "free" Gary, and indeed, when he finally hits rock bottom, he discovers spiritual redemption.