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The Caller (2008)

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

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Axel Feldmann ...
Grégory Ravary Ellis ...
Lulu (as Grégory Ellis)
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Young Jimmy's Father
Marion Servole ...
Young Jimmy's Mother
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Jimmy
Devin Luke ...
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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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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Passive Resistance
26 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that never gets off the mark. It has an interesting premise, but then it's characters stop communicating. Everything they say has a constipated double intent. Some of them don't know what is going on and, unfortunately, neither do we. So we get all this talk, passing by the receptors. I really don't understand all the motivations. Do we choose to die because we are tired of the game? Perhaps. I'm kind of an embrace life guy and if we are going to go out, do it in a blaze of glory. Not lying on the edge of the bay. Who are these guys and why do they invest so much effort to complete their job. Espionage and all its implications are fine when we are seeking information steeped in layers of cover up. Here we have a man resolved to die. Is there more to this. The past is revealed but is that a reason for the motivations here? I just didn't fined myself compelled to go ahead.


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