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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Sammy
Anabel Sosa ...
Lila
Helen Stenborg ...
Jimmy's Mother
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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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The silent movie playing on the TV is _Nosferatu (1922)_. See more »

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" If at the end of your life, you find yourself waiting, you've lived a good life "
17 January 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have watched the film life of Frank Langella beginning with 'The Twelve Chairs' back in the 70s'. His Charismatic ability and dynamic screen force is impressive. This movie calumniates with all the cinematic experience he has accrued over his career. The film is entitled " The Caller." If you are expecting a lot of action, thrills or explosive drama, this is not one of them. Instead, what one sees is the story of an aged Executive who has seen enough corporate destruction to fill his conscience and like most humanitarians, wants to atone for his part. Langella plays Jimmy Stevens an ex-CEO of a multi-Billion dollar corporation which continues to destroy 3rd world countries without remorse. Planting the seeds of failure within the corporation, Stevens knows he will be marked for death. Realizing he has become a target, Jimmy hires private investigator Frank Turlotte (Elliott Gould) to be a witness during his last days. The movie becomes a death watch for a man who has learned in his youth, that death, even when slow in arriving, is death none-the-less and there is nothing to do but wait and reminisce. Touching in its inception, the film is a remarkable heartfelt legacy of humanity realizing its own destruction. This film will no doubt become a milestone for Langella which will culminate in becoming a Classic. ****


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