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The Call (2013)

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When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.



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Leah Templeton (as Evie Louise Thompson)
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Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But then teenager Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911. And Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save Casey, but to make sure the man is brought to justice. Written by napierslogs

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There are 188 million 911 calls a year. This one made it personal.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hive  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,118,745 (USA) (15 March 2013)


$51,872,378 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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Did You Know?


Halle Berry was initially cast in the lead role with Joel Schumacher directing. Schumacher dropped out and was replaced by Brad Anderson. Berry dropped out due to scheduling conflicts but once the start date was pushed up, she returned in the lead role. See more »


When Casey is outside the trap door and Jordan is about to call 911, the length of cut on Casey's forehead is shorter than what was when Michael cut her. See more »


Brooke: A lot of times you don't know how it ends. When your units get to a scene you sign off and they take over. But, you don't know. Did they make an arrest, shoot the bad guy, did the PR live, did she die...
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References Bridesmaids (2011) See more »


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Composed and Performed by Ronald A. Mendelsohn (as Ronald Alan Mendelsohn)
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Loved it - intense and interesting
18 March 2013 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

The Call kept my interest and had everyone wanting to scream at the screen and tell the characters what to do and urge them along. The characters would alternate between overcoming their emotions and rising to the challenge and falling prey to them at just the wrong moment. There was a constant sense of tension during the 911 call and the walk through of getting the girl to safety. Be prepared to feel that adrenaline and tension for longer than your body is normally used to. You may feel just as drained after a call as a 911 operator does...

I really enjoyed the level of detail the film makers put into showing us the world of a 911 operator and what they go through on a day to day basis. It's pretty fascinating. I know I could never do that kind of job. That kind of stress day in and day out has to wear on a person and probably often hardens them.

The ending involves a twist I wasn't expecting, and gains my respect for that, but it was still somewhat disappointing because I wanted it to go further. Those who have seen the movie will know what I mean.

If you found yourself at all interested in the trailer go see this movie! You'll like it!

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