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Message in a Cell Phone (2000)

PG | | Family
Three young boys must crack a voice-mail code and figure out what the message is before they are discovered by desperate men who'll stop at nothing to destroy the cell phone.

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Nick Whitaker ...
Chase
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Harry
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Jess (as Jan Broberg Felt)
Doug Caputo ...
Mitchell
James Laub ...
Mac
Robbi Merrill ...
Jeremy
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B.J.
Stephen Rippey ...
Fake Felix (as Steve Rippey)
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Amanda Reiser
Michael Grove ...
Snyder
Terry Taylor ...
Felix
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Chic
David Stanley ...
Resort Manager
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Maid
Peggy Pendleton ...
Judge
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Three young boys must crack a voice-mail code and figure out what the message is before they are discovered by desperate men who'll stop at nothing to destroy the cell phone.

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Can three boys crack the code and outsmart the crooks?

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Rated PG for violence and thematic material | See all certifications »
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Chase takes the battery off the cell phone when he's talking to Mac (at around 1h 01 mins), yet he continues the call. The line is broken when you take the battery off. See more »

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Hey, It's only a cheap movie, give it a chance.
22 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Boy picks up phone, tries to return it to owner. Overhears owner's murder and keeps the phone. Spends the entire movie refusing to give the phone up to the suspicious characters who try to claim it. With some digging finds there is a bit more to the scenario.

I have probably just described as much about the bad guys as the film did. This movie is essentially about the three kids. They actually do a pretty good job of carrying the film. Clearly not in the league of 'Stand By Me' or 'The Goonies', but as the kiddie adventure goes this is not all bad.

Some times I do wonder what adults think they are doing acting the stereotypical characters we did as children. The director should really pull them into shape and get them to act more realistically.

Finally to round off this spiel, the plot. Quickly moving on... The whole film actually picks up a good pace after a while, if you make it that far. I'm not going to pretend this film is excellent or terribly poor. It does have a mix of annoyances as well as some good parts. Those good parts made it worth my time, but beware if you can only see the bad bits you will be disappointed.


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