A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Irate Customer #1
Young Security Guard
Chase Ellis Bloch ...
Timid Boy (as Chase Bloch)
Chelsea Ellis Bloch ...
Surf Girl's Friend (as Chelsea Bloch)
Chloe's Chilly Friend
Robin Brenner ...
Excitable Customer
Paige Cannon ...
Girl at Concert
Nikki Christian ...
Porsche Girl
Young Guard
Aging Security Guard


A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead soon. Written by Tru Blu

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If the signal dies so does she.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Call  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,100,571 (USA) (10 September 2004)


$32,003,620 (USA) (10 December 2004)

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Rick Hoffmanns character is constantly mentioning Jessica's name and is annoyed by her. In the television series "Suits" his character, Louis Litt, works for a woman named Jessica. See more »


Ryan records Chloe on his cellphone at the pier and she tells him that he is "iresponsible, self-centered and completely childish". When he watches the recording in the truck, she never says "self-centered". See more »


[first lines]
Ricky Martin: Mom, will you still be a science teacher when I get into high school?
Jessica Martin: Hmm... You never know. Why?
Ricky Martin: 'Cause I think it'd be kind of weird to have your mom as a teacher.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the closing credits show cast and crew names on cellular telephone screens. See more »


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Them Jeans
Written by Master P (as Percy Miller) and Michael Robinson
Performed by Master P
Courtesy of Koch Entertainment
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Highly entertaining
15 January 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A popcorn thriller that draws heavily on PHONE BOOTH for its inspiration (written by the same guy, Larry Cohen), CELLULAR take us on one heck of a ride right from the opening sequence, as a bunch of bad guys kidnap a woman (Kim Basinger), Her only contact with the outside world accidentally becomes a young man (Chris Evans) with a cell phone, hence the title. William Macy as a retiring cop (shades of FALLING DOWN!) and Jason Statham as the main bad guy (and whose name is curiously missing from the IMDb credits for this film) lend able support. A harrowing car chase forms the centerpiece of this mindless but thoroughly enjoyable action flick, just as a huge chain accident formed the heart of the director's previous FINAL DESTINATION 2. The movie remains taut throughout, but it also has deft moments of comedy, to remind us we're watching a movie. In particular, watch for the scene where Evans is in desperate need of a cell phone charger. It's hysterical.

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