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Cellular (2004)

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

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Irate Customer #1
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Young Security Guard
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Chase Ellis Bloch ...
Timid Boy (as Chase Bloch)
Chelsea Ellis Bloch ...
Surf Girl's Friend (as Chelsea Bloch)
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Chloe's Chilly Friend
Robin Brenner ...
Excitable Customer
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Paige Cannon ...
Girl at Concert
Nikki Christian ...
Porsche Girl
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Young Guard
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Storyline

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

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If the signal dies so does she.

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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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10 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Final Call  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,003,620 (USA) (10 December 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo on Ryan's right arm is the Japanese Character for "Loyalty" and "Honor", the defining heroic trait of this otherwise completely ordinary boy. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan is in the boathouse, he does not appear to be wet after diving into the water. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)
Traditional, adapted by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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PLEASE SOMEONE TRY TO MAKE ORIGINAL MOVIES
15 September 2004 | by (London, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, this movie was a load of carp. The storyline was that of something cut out of a cereal box. The possibility of someone knowing how to configure a broken phone board to get in contact with the outside world, is what 1 in a million. The actual chance that someone would listen to a women that calls your number and starts babbling on about a kidnapping is astronomically, insignificantly small. The lawyer of the film just brushed off Jessica, the mother of the film, and said, "one, shut up" and "two, get off my phone". The character that was chosen to answer the phone had to be the most helpless, low self-esteem, sorrowful person that has, in this case, been dumped by an amazingly good looking chick. Plus, the idea that a guy with such simpleton-like obedience could beat highly trained cops that do this for a living is pretty much ridiculous. I'm a movie buff and watch a lot of movies, I never comment on them due to the fact that I'm to lazy to do so. But, in this case, this movie was so ridiculous that I couldn't let it sway.

What is the movie industry coming to, first a movie about a guy and a phone, and soon a movie about some people stranded in the desert rebuilding a plane. Common, I could watch "Purple Rain" and get ten times more enjoyment from it.


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