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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 and calls 911. Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to try to help Casey escape and also to make sure the man is brought to justice. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Crime | Thriller

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 USA:

$17,118,745, 17 March 2013, Wide Release

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Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury in a fight scene and had to be rushed to hospital where she was declared to be fine and well. See more »


On the amber alert it shows that Casey weighs 100lbs, and you can clearly see that she does not weigh 100 lbs. 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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Composed and Performed by Richard Friedman
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Engrossing thriller despite a weak closing act
23 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

"The Call" is a tidy little thriller, modeled, in large part, on the movie "Speed." Halle Berry plays the Southern California 911 dispatcher who's in a race against the clock to rescue a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) locked in the trunk of a serial killer (Michael Eklund).

Director Brad Anderson keeps the action going at a breakneck pace, providing pulse-pounding, edge-of-the-seat suspense that helps us to overlook the stray inconsistency and implausibility that wander into the narrative, particularly towards the end (the movie doesn't entirely escape the Third Act curse common to the genre). There's also an unfortunate tendency towards the sadistic that spoils some of the fun.

The really distinctive feature is that writer Richard D'Ovidio has made Jordan, the dispatcher, a compelling, easily identifiable figure by emphasizing not only her strength and craftiness but her insecurity and self-doubt as she does her best to assist people in making it through sometimes unimaginable crises.

The movie is a bit overwrought at times (again, looking at you, last half hour) and it ultimately succumbs to too many serial-killer clichés, but "The Call" is a whole lot better than many of the more highly publicized, big-budget thrillers of recent times.

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