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The Caller (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  13 February 2009 (USA)
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An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices.

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Lulu (as Grégory Ellis)
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Young Jimmy's Father
Marion Servole ...
Young Jimmy's Mother
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Jimmy
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Limo Driver
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John Pierce (as Edward Hyland)
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Paul Wainsail
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Jack Cross
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Turlotte
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Teddy
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Jeff
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Anabel Sosa ...
Lila
Helen Stenborg ...
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France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company's murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they'll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch ... Jimmy. What's going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What's Jimmy's game? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »
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The silent movie playing on the TV is _Nosferatu (1922)_. See more »

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The device Mr. Stevens plugs into his phone to morph his voice when talking to Frank is actually a power adapter for the iGo charger. See more »

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A thriller that doesn't need explosions
1 March 2009 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this at Cinequest in San Jose, in the gorgeous California Theater, but this movie would look good in the homeliest cineplex. This is the rarest of thrillers: one that makes its impact through careful character studies and a refusal to give up its secrets. Frank Langella gives a sterling performance as the corporate whistle-blower marked for death, subtle and surprising in its emotional power. Elliott Gould isn't quite as effective as a private detective/birder, but he is very watchable as he watches his subjects, both human and avian. "The Caller" actually looks more like a fine French drama, in its attention to detail and the deft use of its child actors. Definitely worth watching!


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