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Where Every Call Is A Close Call.
A doctor must follow the instructions on a drug dealer's beeper to rescue his kidnapped son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Harvey Keitel ... Zolo

Joey Lauren Adams ... Inspector Julia Hyde

Ed Quinn ... Dr. Richard Avery

Gulshan Grover ... 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

Tony Mirrcandani ... Kidnapper (as Tony Mirchandani)
Kumar Murukurchy ... Heavy Set Man
Maliki Sarah Paul ... Convention Speaker
Simon Paul ... Bellman
Raman Punjabi ... Pick-up Man
Yousuf Quasim ... Goonda #1
D.S. Raju ... Driver
Rakesh ... Drug Courier
Panduranga Rao ... African Doctor
Ram Mohan Rao ... Old Begger
Ramchander Rao ... Old Man
Roshan ... Doorman
Charan Saluja ... Sub Inspector
Deependra Shadab ... Thug at Club
Roy Shadab ... Thug at Club

Lalith Sharma ... Police Superintendent
Satish Sharma ... Inspector Ganesh
Amarjeet Singh ... Turbanned Doctor
Raju Singh ... Goonda #2
Vasu Vangala ... Sub Inspector
Vinay Varma ... Tiger

Directed by
Jack Sholder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Cordell  written by
Gregory Gieras  screenplay

Produced by
Vicky Pike .... producer
Morris Ruskin .... producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Ajayan Vincent (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
Makeup Department
Julie Duffer .... key hair stylist
Sharon Phillon .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Shani Tuch .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Brad Bryan .... sound mixer
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing recordist
William Griggs .... sound designer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Abid Baluch .... stunt double
Arif Baluch .... stunt double
Shaik Kamruddin .... stunt coordinator
Shaik Sohail .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Haitkin .... director of photography: additional photography
Shyamala Rao .... still photographer
Brad Wallace .... assistant camera: additional photography
Casting Department
Dan Parada .... additional casting: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Location Management
Asb Subramanyam .... location manager
Music Department
Bradford Ellis .... orchestrator (as Bradford T. Ellis)
Rick Hart .... score mixer
Lise Richardson .... supervising music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
J. Peter Robinson .... orchestrator
J. Peter Robinson .... score mixer
Other crew
Francesco Belfiore .... personal assistant: Harvey Keitel
Dave Keffer .... title designer
Justin Leibow .... title designer
Mat Nastos .... production assistant
Prabhan Sanyal .... script supervisor
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and some violence
Brazil:94 min | USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:16 (VHS/DVD rating) | USA:R
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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A Used Story, Used Production Techniques: A Tired Movie, 27 March 2007
Author: gradyharp from United States

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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