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One Missed Call (2008)

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Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

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After the death of their friend Shelley, Leann Cole receives a voice mail from the future of the date and time when she would die. On the scheduled day, Leann sees weird things and in the precise informed hour, Leann is attacked by a supernatural force on a footbridge over a train station while talking to her friend Beth Raymond. Beth meets Leann's boyfriend Brian, who also received a call, and witnesses his death on the street. When her roommate Taylor Anthony receives a call, Beth befriends Det. Jack Andrews, who tells her that his sister was the first victim of the phone call. They decide to investigate the connections of Jack's sister and find the name of Marie Layton, who apparently abused of her daughters. Jack and Beth run against time trying to save Beth from her fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What will it sound like when you die?

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, frightening images, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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4 January 2008 (USA)  »

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One Missed Call  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£432,327 (UK) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

£924,675 (UK) (11 April 2008)
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Trivia

Jason Horgan was originally considered for the part of Ray Purvis, but the producers felt that he was too young. The part went to Jason Beghe, and Horgan was cast as Dr. Ken Brown. See more »

Goofs

When Beth and Jack first watch the footage from the nanny cam, the bedroom door is closed. The shot cuts back to Beth and Jack for a few seconds. When it cuts back to the nanny cam, the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Beth Raymond: [to Leann about Shelley Baum's funeral] Hey. How was it?
Leann Cole: It was a funeral. It sucked.
Leann Cole: From now on, I only go to parties where no one gets cremated.
Beth Raymond: How are Shelley's parents?
Leann Cole: Considering their 24-year-old daughter drowned in the backyard pond. They're great.
Beth Raymond: And you?
Leann Cole: I knew Shelley. We interned at Saint Luke's together. I mean, she was not crazy.
Beth Raymond: I know but the way she was talking at the end was pretty...
Leann Cole: Yeah, that doesn't mean she killed herself.
[Leann's phone rings]
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Gnarls Barkley (2008) See more »

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Munich
Written by Tom Smith, Chris Urbanowicz, Russell Leetch and Ed Lay
Performed by Editors
Courtesy of Fader Label
Under license from Kitchenware Records, Ltd
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I can't believe I thought this wouldn't suck
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***Please, if you have not seen this movie don't vote no on it just because its a bad review.

This movie was so bad. It makes OK movies like The Grudge look like masterpieces. First, the one and only good thing about this movie was it built decent suspense in some parts. That being said, the pay off was horrible. We would always get some bad CGI, a copy off of something that was in another movie(1408 is a clue), or an average death that is filmed horribly just so that the movie won't be R. The character development is THE WORST I have seen in any movie, and thats including all the very low budget horror movies. The detective doesn't have a personality, he's just kind of a machine that spits out dialog. The main character is so stupid, its unbelievable. There have been unintentionally stupid characters throughout time, but none have been so stupid that I had to shake my head at them. The side characters are worse. You just remember them as hot Latin chick, guy friend, and the other friend. Of course, that means you don't care for their deaths. The plot was pretty stupid, they just shove some random crap in their so they could have an ending. When the film ends, it made me mad because they took too long to show credits, so you think something else will happen, but then the credits just roll. And if the screenwriter had a brain, he would know that cell phones aren't scary, its the idea of hearing your own death. But of course, we just have to have a cell phone in every scene, and this ruins what could be some good scares. On one last note, there was a really embarrassing scene that we're supposed to take serious, but you just laugh your head off at the stupidity. Overall, a 3/10


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