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Release Date:
17 January 2004 (Japan) See more »
Death cannot be put on hold... See more »
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A well made horror, courtesy of Miike Takashi. See more (73 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ko Shibasaki ... Yumi Nakamura (as Kô Shibasaki)

Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Hiroshi Yamashita
Kazue Fukiishi ... Natsumi Konishi
Anna Nagata ... Yoko Okazaki
Atsushi Ida ... Kenji Kawai
Mariko Tsutsui ... Marie Mizunuma
Kumiko Imai
Keiko Tomita
Kayoko Fujii
Yoshiko Noda
Azusa ... Ritsuko Yamashita
Tetsushi Tanaka
Mitsuhiro Sato
Kaoru Hanaki
Hassei Takano
Koji Yazawa
Daisuke Iijima
Minori Fujikura
Shoichi Kamiya
Mika Yagisawa
Karen Ôshima ... Mimiko Mizunuma
Sena Shimuzu
Sakuya Yamada
Kohei Yoshida
Shin'nosuke Abe (as Shinnosuke Abe)
Noriko Eguchi
Kiyomi Kobayashi
Yuna Mikuni (as Yuna Mikunu)
Megumi Okada
Atsuko Murakawa
Kosuke Kimoto
Kana Ito
Akira Matsuda
Yorihito Kinouchi
Yasuhi Nakamura
Masanobu Matsuda
Barae Tagaki
Sachiko Isarai
Ken'ichi Endô
Yutaka Matsushige ... Ichiro Fujieda
Gorô Kishitani ... Oka
Renji Ishibashi ... Motomiya
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Cappelletti ... Oka (voice: English version)
Sam Carr ... Hitomi (voice: English version)
Peter Doyle ... Senoo (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Mrs. Nakamura (voice: English version)

Kate Higgins ... Yumi Nakamura (voice: English version) (as Kate Higgins)

Megan Hollingshead ... Voicemail (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)
Marina Kozawa

Michael McConnohie ... Motomiya (voice: English version)

Liam O'Brien ... Hiroshi Yamashita (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Kenji (voice: English version) (as Sam Regal)

Stephanie Sheh ... Natsumi Konishi (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Phone Salesman (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Masakazu Hirayama (voice: English version)

Karen Strassman ... Nanako Mizunuma (voice: English version) (as Mia Bradly)

Kim Strauss ... Fujieda (voice: English version)

Cristina Valenzuela ... Ritsuko Mimiko (voice: English version)

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
Yasushi Akimoto (novel)

Minako Daira (screenplay)

Alexander Von David  (as Alex Von David)

Produced by
Yoichi Arishige .... producer
Fumio Inoue .... producer
Kazuo Kuroi .... executive producer
Hiroshi Okawa .... co-executive producer
Naoki Satô .... producer
John Sirabella .... executive producer (english version)
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
Casting by
Kaeko Sakamoto 
Production Design by
Hisao Inagaki 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (english version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bunmei Katô .... assistant director (as Fumiaki Katô)
Sound Department
Christian Alexander Moran .... sound editor (english version)
Deb Munini .... adr engineer
Atsushi Nakamura .... sound
Kevin Patzelt .... sound editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chakushin ari" - Japan (original title)
"You've Got a Call" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and brief nudity
Japan:112 min
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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A well made horror, courtesy of Miike Takashi., 11 July 2005
Author: Akira-36 from New Zealand

Most Japanese movies are considered as low-budget compared to their Hollywood counterparts. This is because their production costs are so high. However this factor does not deter Japanese creative production teams to come up with movie gems, in different genres.

In the realm of Japanese horrors for example, a studio working with a limited budget has to resort to Jaws-style direction, in which you hardly see or visualise the ghosts/monsters.

And it is through the movie's simplicity, or by not showing/explaining too much, that J-horrors have turned up the notch on the haunting and horror levels through movies such as Ring and Dark Water. Of course there are the still plenty of gorefest movies such as Suicide Circles and Ichi the Killer, the latter being a courtesy of that notorious but prolific J-director, Takashi Miike.

So it is remarkable and truly rewarding to see how Miike toned down his tastes for the twisted and perverted in One Missed Call. Furthermore he implemented his flair of storytelling through symbolisms and graphic metaphors quite nicely. Any shock/gore elements were used in such a way that they serve the movie, instead of downgrading it to a cheesy flick.

In conclusion, One Missed Call satisfies on many levels, providing you keep an open mind and just enjoy the ride. Another plus of the movie is the appearances of several gorgeous J-idols, such as Kazue Fukishii and Kou Shibasaki. Nifty!

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