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Writers (WGA):
Larry Cohen (story)
Chris Morgan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If the signal dies so does she.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A thriller worth watching for its exhilaratingly fast pace, situational humor, and Chris Evans' star-making performance. See more (344 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Caroline Aaron ... Marilyn Mooney

Kim Basinger ... Jessica Martin

Brenda Ballard ... Irate Customer #1

Will Beinbrink ... Young Security Guard

Jessica Biel ... Chloe
Chase Ellis Bloch ... Timid Boy (as Chase Bloch)
Chelsea Ellis Bloch ... Surf Girl's Friend (as Chelsea Bloch)

Chantille Boudousque ... Chloe's Chilly Friend
Robin Brenner ... Excitable Customer

Richard Burgi ... Craig Martin
Paige Cannon ... Girl at Concert
Nikki Christian ... Porsche Girl

John Churchill ... Young Guard

Greg Collins ... Aging Security Guard

Valerie Cruz ... Dana Bayback
Marco DiMaio ... Superior Officer (as Marco Dimaio)

Eddie Driscoll ... Crewcut Officer
Tagert Ellis ... Kid in Phone Store

Noah Emmerich ... Jack Tanner

John Ennis ... Rent a Cop #1

Eric Etebari ... Dmitri

Chris Evans ... Ryan

Erin Foster ... Surf Girl

Willie Gault ... Detector Operator
Noe Gonzalez ... Rent a Cop #2

Adam Taylor Gordon ... Ricky Martin

Ernie Grunwald ... Busy Salesman
James Hinkle ... Skater Boy

Rick Hoffman ... Lawyer
Summer Hubbell ... Beach Girl's Friend
Lenore Kasdorf ... Ticket Checker

Brendan Kelly ... Mad Dog

Chuck Kelley ... Tense Guard

Mark Kubr ... Eurotrash Man
Robert Lawrence ... Auto Theft Detective

Adam Lieberman ... Irate Customer #2
Lexi Lieth ... Beach Girl

Kate London ... Newscaster at 457 Store

William H. Macy ... Sgt. Bob Mooney

Matt McColm ... Deason
Esther Mercado ... Rosario (as Esther 'Tita' Mercado)

Robert Shaye ... Detective Looking Guy (as L.E. Moko)

Mircea Monroe ... Chloe's Friend

Rob Nagle ... Paramedic

Eric Christian Olsen ... Chad

Dat Phan ... Vietnamese Artist

Rachel Reynolds ... Videogame Babe

Ron Roggé ... Athletic Officer

Lara Romanoff ... Eurotrash Girlfriend

Lauren Sanchez ... News Anchor #2

Al Sapienza ... False Craig

Lorna Scott ... Bank Teller

Lin Shaye ... Exotic Car Driver

Sherri Shepherd ... Jaded Cashier

Sean Smith ... Perky Salesman

Jason Statham ... Ethan
Paul Sunderland ... News Anchor #1

Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Lil Rapper (as Bobbe'J Turner-Thompson)
Ishtar Uhvana ... Busy Saleswoman
Afsoun Yazdian ... Airline Passenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Natasha Blasick ... Beach Girl (uncredited)

Gina-Raye Carter ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Mary Castro ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

John Cenatiempo ... Howie (uncredited)

Matt Clifford ... Carnival Guest (uncredited)

Dean Devlin ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Garrett Dutton ... Himself (uncredited)

Cheyenne Ellis ... Bank Loan Officer (uncredited)
Cindy Ellis ... Bank Customer (uncredited)

LynNita Ellis ... Private School Mother (uncredited)

Marston Fobbs ... Beach Pickpocket (uncredited)
Colby Greening ... School Boy (uncredited)

Ariane Von Kamp ... Beach Babe (uncredited)
Michael Kozak ... Paul (uncredited)

Lorelei Llee ... Beach Girl (uncredited)

Andrew Michaelson ... School Boy (uncredited)

Gino Montesinos ... Gangbanger (uncredited)
Gina Moore ... Bikini Beachgoer (uncredited)
Rana Morrison ... Lady in Crowd on Pier (uncredited)

Alana Morshead ... Specialty Girl (uncredited)

Neal Orion ... Beach Bum (uncredited)

Brandon Osborne ... School Boy (uncredited)

LeeAnn Powers ... VIP Concert Guest (uncredited)

Kid Richmond ... Boy at Concert (uncredited)

Gary Rodriguez ... Precision Driver (uncredited)

Jocelyn Saenz ... Beach Runner (uncredited)

Summer Still ... Skater (uncredited)

Danielle Stratton ... Beach Girl (uncredited)
Scott Alan Taylor ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Emily Wang ... Beach Babe (uncredited)
Ken Weiner ... Foreign Traveler (uncredited)
Peter Weireter ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Rachel Zeskind ... Beach Babe (uncredited)
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Directed by
David R. Ellis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Larry Cohen (story)

Chris Morgan (screenplay)

Produced by
Richard Brener .... executive producer
Douglas Curtis .... executive producer
Dean Devlin .... producer
Tawny Ellis .... associate producer
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Keith Goldberg .... executive producer
Lauren Lloyd .... producer
Caroline Rault .... associate producer (as Caroline Hynes Rault)
Marc Roskin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Ottman 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Capo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric A. Sears  (as Eric Sears)
 
Casting by
Roger Mussenden 
 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
 
Art Direction by
Domenic Silvestri 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Christopher Lawrence 
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Alling .... key makeup artist
Amy L. Disarro .... makeup artist (as Amy DiSarro-Sasgen)
Kim M. Ferry .... hair stylist
Voni Hinkle .... head hair stylist
Melanie Hughes .... head makeup artist (as Melanie Hughes-Weaver)
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist: Ms. Basinger
Roxanne Wightman .... key hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard J. Gelfand .... unit production manager
Erik Holmberg .... executive in charge of production
Jay Vinitsky .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Clemente Hernandez .... additional second second assistant director
Freddie Hice .... second unit director
Paula Janos .... second second assistant director
Eric A. Pot .... second assistant director
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
Laurie Baron .... additional second second assistant director (uncredited)
Wendi Lampassi .... additional second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Robert 'Skid' Skidmore .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Colin Bardon .... stage foreman
James R. Bayliss .... set designer (as James Bayliss)
Tom Benardello .... paint foreman
Michael R. Blaich .... lead painter
Erin Boyd .... buyer (as Erin Gould)
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist (as Christopher Buchinsky)
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Aaron Kaleo Carter .... set dresser
Elida Cerda .... construction medic
Stephen Dennis .... gangboss
Ramírez Gabriela .... set dressing coordinator (as Gabriela Ramirez)
Cheryl Gould .... swing gang
Reginald Hendrix .... storyboard artist
Lisha Hocking .... art department coordinator
Luika Imaoka .... buyer
Joseph Kearney .... construction coordinator
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... construction auditor (as Marybeth Martin)
John Hammer Maxwell .... on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Mike Patterson .... set dresser
Christopher M. Ridino .... general foreman
Danny Rowe .... assistant property master
Mark Simpson .... leadman
Bill Thompson .... stage foreman
Phillip Vargas .... general labor foreman (as Phillip Jonathan Vargas)
Rod Walton .... location foreman (as Rod K. Walton)
Gary Warshaw .... assistant art director
Will Alovis .... props (uncredited)
David Carberry .... painter (uncredited)
Robert Cole .... prop shop foreman (uncredited)
James Fernandez .... on-set dresser: re-shoot (uncredited)
Dervon 'Von' Herron .... set designer (uncredited)
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Jeanne Kukor .... property assistant (uncredited)
Scott Owen .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric Rood .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Neal J. Anderson .... foley editor (as Neal Anderson)
John Bires .... audio engineer
John Cannon .... first assistant sound editor (as John G. Cannon)
Gail Carroll-Coe .... cableperson
Kevin Cerchiai .... boom operator
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Christopher Fitzgerald .... adr recordist
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound designer
Jeff Glueck .... sound engineer (as Jeffrey M. Glueck)
Michael Hertlein .... adr editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Daniel S. Irwin .... adr supervisor
Kimberly Jimenez .... additional sound
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Kory Kruckenberg .... assistant sound engineer
Dave McMoyler .... supervising sound editor
James Moriana .... foley artist
Paul D. Poduska .... additional sound (as Paul Poduska)
Art Rochester .... sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Jon Schluckebier .... assistant sound engineer (as Jon Schluckbier)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Title .... sound effects editor (as John Title)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Brian Valentino .... assistant sound engineer
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
David Young .... sound engineer (as David M. Young)
Thomas Giordano .... communication technician (uncredited)
Jesse Kaplan .... sound reinforcement (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Augenstein .... special effects
Eric Cook .... special effects (as Eric P. Cook)
David Eland .... special effects
Steven Carlton Ficke .... special effects (as Steven Ficke)
Todd Jensen .... special effects shop foreman (as Todd K. Jensen)
James Lorimer .... special effects
William P. McGinley .... special effects
Sara R. Morris .... special effects purchaser
Robert L. Olmstead .... special effects set foreman
Daniel Sudick .... special effects coordinator (as Daniel A. Sudick)
Leonel Zapien .... special effects laborer
 
Visual Effects by
Jeremy Appelbaum .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Joe Boswell .... systems administrator: Digital Dimension
Sunwoo Chung .... roto/paint artist: Digital Dimension
James Coulter .... senior technical supervisor: Digital Dimension
Jason Crosby .... computer graphics supervisor: Digital Dimension
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Mark Dornfeld .... opticals: Custom Film Effects
Brian Fisher .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Benoit Girard .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension (as Benoit 'Ben' Girard)
Martin Hilke .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Travis Wade Ivy .... roto/paint artist: Digital Dimension (as Wade Ivy)
Taryn P. Kelly .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension
Harimander Singh Khalsa .... compositor: Digital Dimension (as Michael Cashore)
Dave Lockwood .... compositor: Digital Dimension (as David Lockwood)
Eric McAvoy .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Justin Mitchell .... 3D artist: Digital Dimension
Jerome Morin .... executive producer: Digital Dimension
Daniel Rubin .... compositor: Digital Dimension (as Dan Rubin)
Ryan T. Smolarek .... compositor: Digital Dimension (as Ryan Smolarek)
Marion Spates .... 3D artist: Digital Dimension
Ken Stranahan .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Tammy Sutton .... roto/paint lead: Digital Dimension
Leandro Visconti .... compositing supervisor: Digital Dimension
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O (uncredited)
Alex MacDonald .... cablecam operator (uncredited)
Tammy Sutton .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Phi Tran .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry Ahue .... stunts
Michael T. Brady .... stunts (as Michael Brady)
Troy Brown .... stunts
John T. Cypert .... stunts (as John Cypert)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Annie Ellis .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chenea Ellis .... stunts (as Chenoa Ellis)
Cheyenne Ellis .... stunts
Cindy Ellis .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts (as Tom Harper)
Freddie Hice .... stunt coordinator
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Noah Johnson .... stunts
Randy Johnson .... stunts
Brian L. Keaulana .... stunts (as Brian Keaulana)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn Dashnaw)
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Erin Ricotti .... stunts (as Erin Ricotti Hice)
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunts
Ryan Sakal .... stunts
Bobby Aldridge .... stunts (uncredited)
Matt Baker .... stunts (uncredited)
Danielle Burgio .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Crawford .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tad Griffith .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Alisa Hensley .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Toby Holguin .... stunts (uncredited)
Kris A. Jeffrey .... water safety (uncredited)
Daniel Kruse .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Paul Lacovara .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Shawn Lane .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Oakley Lehman .... stunt double: Chris Evans (uncredited)
Malosi Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Carrick O'Quinn .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Chris Palermo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chris Palermo .... stunts (uncredited)
Chrisie Paola .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ming Qiu .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Rex Reddick .... stunts (uncredited)
Jason Rodriguez .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Katie Rowe .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Monty L. Simons .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Sitarz .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Willens .... precision driver (uncredited)
Scott Workman .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Babchuck .... rigging electrician
Brian Baggett .... assistant to still photographer
Gary C. Beaird .... key grip
Patrick Beatty .... grip (as Patrick M. Beatty)
Martin Bosworth .... rigging gaffer
Benny Buck .... rigging electrician
Scott Carden .... grip
Tom Clancey .... best boy grip
David Diamond .... rigging best boy electrician (as Dave Diamond)
Don Duffield .... rigging key grip
Jason Flores .... rigging grip
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer (as Richard Foreman)
Ian Fox .... camera operator: "a" camera
Alan Frazier .... electrician
R. Scott Goodrich .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Amy Hoffecker .... electrician (as A. Hoffecker)
Larry Huff .... grip
Alan Jacoby .... additional film loader
Matt Kennedy .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles King .... rigging electrician
Kim Kono .... electrician (as Kim K. Kono)
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Don Padilla .... rigging grip (as Donald Padilla)
Arnold Pena .... rigging grip
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jay Peterman .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joel Randel .... rigging best boy grip
Chris Reddish .... best boy electric
Patrick Reddish .... chief lighting technician
Raul Riveros .... camera loader
James Scott .... electrician
Sandi Sissel .... director of photography: second unit (as Sandi Sissell)
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Trunk .... video assist operator
Peter Wagner .... grip
Dave Walker .... grip (as David B. Walker)
Scott Whitemore .... rigging grip
Stefan Wilking .... rigging electrician
Paul Zecchini .... rigging electrician
Cory Beaird .... grip (uncredited)
Luciano Blotta .... assistant video assist operator (uncredited)
Frank Buono .... camera operator: doggicam (uncredited)
David Chameides .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Brett Crutcher .... cablecam dolly operator (uncredited)
Thomas Giordano .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Adrian Jebef .... assistant camera: additional unit (uncredited)
Michael Lambert .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Jody Miller .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Shaun O'Banion .... assistant to director of photography (uncredited)
Chris Pavlu .... electrician (uncredited)
Michaele Shapiro .... additional camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
Ryan Shopay .... lamp operator (uncredited)
N. Owen Taylor Jr. .... additional video assist operator (uncredited)
Michael J. Walker .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting associate (as Elizabeth Torres)
Kendra Carter .... casting assistant
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Matthew Gray .... extras casting coordinator
Chris Gray .... extras casting: Christopher Gray Casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Mayer Allan .... costume stylist: Ms. Basinger
Pierre Ciofassa .... set costumer
Kelly Lindquist .... key set costumer
Lisa Parmet .... assistant costume designer
Janet Stirner Ingram .... key costumer (as Janet Stirner)
Lisa Bojarski .... costumer: Kim Basinger (uncredited)
Mark Peterson .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Alexander J. Harper .... post-production production assistant (as Alex Harper)
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Bryan Lamoureux .... assistant film editor
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Megan A. Sears .... apprentice editor
Michael A. Webber .... first assistant editor: avid
Ron Orenstein .... dailies colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Broucek .... executive in charge of music: New Line
J.J. George .... music editor: temp music
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Thomas Milano .... music editor: temp music (as Tom Milano)
David Sabee .... music contractor
Erin Scully .... music executive
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs
Casey Stone .... score mixer
L. Tonjon .... score orchestrator
John F.X. Walsh .... music business affairs
Greg Hamilton .... music preparation (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Ottman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Puff .... music preparation (uncredited)
Lior Rosner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Anthony Ardito .... driver
Angelo Corello .... driver
William M. DeLuca .... driver (as William DeLuca)
Tom Dias .... driver (as Tom J. Dias)
Guy Duquette .... driver
Marcelle 'Kitty' Dutton .... driver (as Kitty Dutton)
Craig Fehrman .... transportation coordinator
Mike Hasen .... driver
Bruce Hathaway .... driver
Michael D. Kuljis .... driver (as Mike Kuljis)
Jeff Langford .... driver
Mel Langford .... driver
Jeff Mann .... picture vehicle coordinator
Chuck Martinez .... driver
Cecil McClain .... driver
Walter McClain .... transportation captain (as Walt McClain)
Mike Patronete .... driver
John Sagray .... driver
James Sherwood .... driver
Ervin Wayne Spowehn .... driver (as Wayne Spowhen)
Gale Webster .... driver
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Alex Betuel .... production assistant
Katherine E. Beyda .... production executive
Braden Bowen .... production assistant (as Brady Bowen)
Paige Cannon .... production assistant
Laurie Cartwright .... risk management
Jon Davidson .... production controller
David Diaz .... office dispatcher
Stephen Dudycha .... production assistant
Jeff Egan .... production safety
Tagert Ellis .... assistant: Mr. Ellis
Palmer Emmitt .... production office assistant
Stephen Fischer .... assistant location manager
Kenneth E. Fix .... location manager
Emily Glatter .... supervising production coordinator
Sean Gowrie .... production secretary
Michael Grizzi .... production attorney
Janet Harold .... assistant location manager
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Carole Humphreys .... first assistant accountant
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service (as David Kasubowski)
John Brian King .... title designer: main and end titles (as Brian King)
Margo Kornemann .... second assistant accountant
Gary Kurashige .... set medic
Aaron Lam .... assistant: Ms. Lloyd
Jun C. Lin .... assistant location manager
Darrin Lipscomb .... assistant location manager
Kelly Lofstrom .... contract administrator
Brenda Lopez .... script supervisor
Sheryl Main .... unit publicist
Andrew Matthews .... executive in charge of film investment
Chris McClintock .... production office assistant
Jennifer Mount .... risk management
Jillian Novak .... production assistant
Rachel Olschan .... assistant: Mr. Devlin
Scott Parker .... post-production accountant
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Paul Prokop .... executive in charge of finance
Terri Rainha .... assistant to executive producer and line producer
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant (as Rick J. Roesch)
David Ryan .... assistant location manager (as David J. Ryan)
Michelle Schrauwers .... production assistant
Paul Schreiber .... location manager: Santa Monica pier
Jennifer Scott .... assistant production coordinator
Dan Seekman .... accounting assistant
Julianna Selfridge .... risk management (as Juliana Selfridge)
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Lorraine Stewart .... studio teacher
Jim Swidarski .... payroll accountant
Lee Tucker .... preview technical supervisor
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... production coordinator (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Dannon Walters .... craft service assistant
Crisoforo Aguilar .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Sage Asteak .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sam M. Cobb .... set medic (uncredited)
Michael Contrastano .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bryan Hanna .... photo double: Jason Statham (uncredited)
Seth William Hansen .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Thomas J. Healy IV .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Thomas J. Healy IV .... location scout (uncredited)
Seth Hendrix .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Hertler .... technician: Wescam XR (uncredited)
Luika Imaoka .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Jeni Jones .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Jordan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Kohl .... production assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Ladd .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Krista Lewis .... stand-in (uncredited)
Thomas Longo .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Graham T. McClusky .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kelly E. Norris .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Persons .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Eddie Phanichkul .... assistant: Mr. Phan (uncredited)
Ken Rigberg .... assistant extras coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin Roy .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Taylor Saxon .... set medic (uncredited)
Brandon Schiffman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Schwab .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexa Sheehan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Trey Shelton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Darius Siwek .... production assistant (uncredited)
Roy J. Skaggs .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Smith .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Anthony Steinhart .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Gregg Stotesbery .... stand-in (uncredited)
Shawn Tanaka .... assistant: William H. Macy (uncredited)
Kirk Tedeski .... computer/video playback coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Trozzo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ken Twohy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Walcutt .... production assistant: editorial (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Patrick Zapata .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Kevin Zelman .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Garrett Dutton .... special thanks (as G. Love)
Special Sauce .... special thanks
 
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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references
Runtime:
94 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:12 | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:16 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41056)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ryan's phone's worked on a network called "457 Communications." The movie's producers tried to get sponsorship from the major cellular service providers but none were willing to as they felt there were too many negative aspects.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the mobile gives a low signal, seconds later in the attic you see a moving shadow of a crewman, since Kim is the only one there and she is not moving at the time.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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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »
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Like You Like an ArsonistSee more »

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44 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
A thriller worth watching for its exhilaratingly fast pace, situational humor, and Chris Evans' star-making performance., 22 January 2005
Author: Li-1

Rating: *** out of ****

Gimmicky thriller premises are a dime a dozen. Fox's 24 essentially expounds on that idea every episode without any rhythm or consistency. The real trick is executing the idea with the right panache and skill to weave it all into a fun thriller. So is David R. Ellis' Cellular worthy of Phone Booth acclaim, or is it just another Nick of Time? You just might be surprised to see it's every bit as enjoyable as the former, with only occasional hints at the pure cheese of the latter.

Young beach bum Ryan (Chris Evans) is having just another typical day of sun and fun at the beach, but his girlfriend (Jessica Biel) sees his behavior as lazy and irresponsible. To try and patch things up, he promises to run a few errands for her, but on the way, he receives a call on his cell phone from a stranger named Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger), a woman who claims she's been kidnapped and is being held in the attic of an unfamiliar house. Her call to Ryan was completely random, but the catch is, she has to stay on the line or the signal may be lost for good.

Though initially dubious of her outrageous claims, Ryan quickly comes to believe her after he overhears one of the kidnappers on the phone. Deciding to help out in any possible way he can, Ryan tries to locate her family before the kidnappers do. Unfortunately, obstacles to keeping the phone signal going present themselves at every turn, and Ryan finds he must go through some extreme measures to keep Jessica on the line.

It's these obstacles that make up at least half the fun of watching Cellular. Whether it's a dying battery, "typical" close call encounters with the villains, car chases that require driving backwards or on the wrong side of the road, director Ellis keeps the pace lightning fast by presenting every plausible hindrance there is to keeping a cell phone signal alive. That might not be as immediately catchy a premise as keeping a bus above 50 mph, but it's hard to care when the gimmick is delivered with this much fresh skill and energy. Ellis also directed the enjoyable Final Destination 2, proving he has what it takes to deliver straight-faced thrillers in spite of their naturally ridiculous premises.

But as terrific a job as Ellis does, it's the cast that keeps the momentum going even when the story starts to sag. As the everyman caught in this horrifying situation, Chris Evans is wholly convincing and immensely appealing as Ryan, playing out an otherwise simple role for all its worth. Most of the movie rests on his shoulders, so it's to no small amount of praise when I say that we eagerly want to follow him through every move of his day-long adventure. Kim Basinger is surprisingly just as good as the kidnapped woman, proving that much like her physical features, her acting skills are improving with age. The other major standout is Jason Statham as the head kidnapper; he's obviously affecting an American accent that's not all that believable, but he brings an intensity to the role that makes him fiercely menacing.

The plot boasts the expected coincidences and contrivances that are needed to fuel the story, and most of these are easy enough to accept, but there are admittedly a few nagging problems. While I could reasonably believe that the kidnappers wouldn't tie up Jessica and could also accept that she knows just enough about phones to fix one up well enough to make one call, I found it less easy to swallow that the kidnappers wouldn't at least keep a guard posted right outside or inside her room. No biggie, though.

The more bothersome bits involve a few unlikely coincidences that allow a cop (played by William H. Macy, who delivers another one of his requisite subtly funny performances) to conveniently piece together a number of the clues. Even more troublesome is the climax, which has the unfortunate task of resolving every introduced plot strand, and while the results are still highly entertaining, it comes across a bit messy (though ironically finishing things up on a nice and tidy final note).

Still, the story makes a lot of right choices when a lesser movie would have simply veered off course for good. A plot twist involving the villains' identities and their motives is smart and surprising. The movie also satisfyingly chooses to reveal its surprise villain halfway through rather than saving it for a silly last-minute unveiling.

The film also boasts a good sense of humor, a lot of it coming from Evans, who handles the comic moments with natural ease (no real surprise, he was also very funny in Not Another Teen Movie). His best moment comes in one scene where he's in a private school searching for Jessica's kid, flabbergasted over his name (which is particularly funny) and how identical every student looks in the same brand of clothing. The laughs don't defuse the tension, though, and it's with this fun mixture of suspense and occasional comic ingenuity that makes this a highly recommended thriller.

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