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One Missed Call (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 4 January 2008 (USA)
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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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,511,473 (USA) (4 January 2008)

Gross:

$26,876,529 (USA) (7 March 2008)
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On August 2006 Ed Harris and Gabriel Byrne were both cast in undisclosed roles for the film but both dropped out due to unknown circumstances. See more »

Goofs

When Beth and Taylor are woken up because their cell phones (which don't have batteries in them) ring, Beth says the call came in at 7:32 PM, but the phone shows the time to be 8:32 PM. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Layton: Now this will only hurt a little...
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Connections

Remake of One Missed Call (2003) See more »

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Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid
Written by Diego Garcia
Performed by Elefant
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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I'm dying for a good horror movie!
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the atrocities I've seen on the big screen, this flick just might be the worst. Combining poor story-telling, bad characters, and laughable special effects, One Missed Call is pure crap. As much as I hate to slam something with the lovely Shannyn Sossamon in it, I can't stop myself with this. Poor choice, Ms. Sossamon.

The only thing the film does decently is building up suspense, and there are some intense moments. But then the pay-off is so cheesy I found myself laughing. And the story doesn't even make sense, especially with an ending that kills any possibility of reality.

Horror has really seen a downfall in recent years, but this film is the worst. It seems that intelligent thrillers/horror films have completely left the market. With torture porn films like the Saw franchise taking over the marketplace, wonderful movies like 2006's The Descent are rare triumphs. I want more of those. 2/10 stars.

Jay Addison


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