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Beeper (2002)

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A doctor must follow the instructions on a drug dealer's beeper to rescue his kidnapped son.

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Zolo
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Inspector Julia Hyde
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Dr. Richard Avery
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Sr. Inspector Vijay Kumar
Stefan Djordjevic ...
Sam Avery
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shamaz Begum ...
Young Prostitute
Sherlyn Chopra ...
Indian Nanny (as Mona Chopra)
Suresh Gera ...
Concierge
B. Gurudas ...
Bookseller
Sue Hainsworth ...
Sylvia
K. Krishna Kumar ...
Phone Man
Meghna Maheshwari ...
Woman in Sari
Dennis Marcis ...
Man at Brothel
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Kidnapper (as Tony Mirchandani)
Kumar Murukurchy ...
Heavy Set Man
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Richard Avery, whose young son is kidnapped while they travel in India. Embarking on a desperate quest to rescue him, and with a beeper providing his only lead, Avery seeks help from unlikely sources, including a drug lord and a beautiful but dangerous woman named Julia. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Where Every Call Is A Close Call.

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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10 October 2002 (USA)  »

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In the opening sequence a drugs runner comes riding on on a bike. A sound is mixed in from a 2-stroke engine. When the drugs runner comes closer, it is clearly visible he is riding a 4-stroke bike. When he later tries the flee, he jumps on an other bike. That on is a 2 stroke. See more »

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Hey, Hey Sophia
Written by J. Peter Robinson, Bradford T. Ellis and Nick Vitalelli
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A Used Story, Used Production Techniques: A Tired Movie
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEEPER is the product of those films that deal with kidnapping of a child with the only connection with the perpetrators being by cell phone or other mechanical devices supposedly to enhance the tension of identifying the bad guy. By now the story is so used and tired that it takes a spectacular gimmick to make it fly. BEEPER remains grounded.

Dr. Richard Avery (Ed Quinn, known to only those who watch TV) flies to India with his young son (he is a widower) to give a lecture at a worldwide medical conference. In the audience the son Sam (Stefan Djordjevic) disappears and the good doctor notices too late, beginning a long series of chases to find Sam. Avery encounters Sr. Inspector Vijay Kumar (Gulshan Grover), whose specialty is drug dealing problems, and Inspector Julia Hyde (Joey Lauren Adams), whose specialty is kidnapping. But Avery is informed that he is to follow instructions given through a beeper and to avoid the police. Avery finds his only source of information is through Zolo (Harvey Keitel), a drug lord in Delhi who has special interests in fulfilling the ransom: cash for opium. After an endless car chase through the streets and markets of Delhi the truth about who is the real kidnapper is revealed...and the movie glides to a bumpy end.

Seeing India as a backdrop for an intrigue film is promising but visually this viewer gets the feeling that much of the footage is actually from a can rather than being on set. The acting ranges from fair to really awful and the script by Michael Cordell and Gregory Gieras is dreary. Made in 2002 and just released on DVD it is not a secret why the movie didn't make it in the theaters. Even the usually reliable Keitel can't save this one. Grady Harp


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