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The Call -- When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
The Call -- In order to save a young girl's life, an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There are 188 million 911 calls a year. This one made it personal.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Engrossing thriller despite a weak closing act See more (227 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Halle Berry ... Jordan Turner

Abigail Breslin ... Casey Welson

Morris Chestnut ... Officer Paul Phillips

Michael Eklund ... Michael Foster

David Otunga ... Officer Jake Devans

Michael Imperioli ... Alan Denado

Justina Machado ... Rachel

José Zúñiga ... Marco

Roma Maffia ... Maddy

Evie Thompson ... Leah Templeton (as Evie Louise Thompson)

Denise Dowse ... Flora

Ella Rae Peck ... Autumn

Jenna Lamia ... Brooke

Ross Gallo ... Josh

Tara Platt ... Female Trainee

Sammy Busby ... Officer

Michael Linstroth ... Officer #1

Lisa Grady ... Forensics Agent

Rakefet Abergel ... Trainee #1

Jay Potter ... Bryan
Teresa Jelks-Kirkley ... Operator #1 (as Teresea Jelks-Kirkley)
Yolanda Arroyo ... Operator #2

Frankie Louis Mulcahy ... Operator in Quiet Room

Steven Williams ... Terrence (voice)
Tommy Rosales ... Jose

Alisa Hensley ... Soccer Mom

Kimberly Bailey ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kirk Baily ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michael James Clark ... Additional Voices (voice)
Patty Connolly ... Additional Voices (voice)

Vicki Davis ... Additional Voices (voice)
Eddie Frierson ... Additional Voices (voice)

Elisa Gabrielli ... Additional Voices (voice)

Nicholas Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)

Donna Lynn Leavy ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jacqueline Pinol ... Additional Voices (voice)
Terence Mathews ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Terence Matthews)

David Michie ... Additional Voices (voice)

Jonathan Nichols ... Additional Voices (voice)
Maria Nicolacikis ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Maria Nicolocakis)

Michael Ralph ... Additional Voices (voice)

Mark Sussman ... Additional Voices (voice)

Ruth Zalduondo ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cassandra M. Bellantoni ... 911 Operator (uncredited)
Dorian Cedars ... 911 Operator #2 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brad Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay)

Richard D'Ovidio (story) &
Nicole D'Ovidio (story) &
Jon Bokenkamp (story)

Produced by
Allen Church .... co-executive producer
Philip M. Cohen .... executive producer
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Jr. .... co-executive producer (as Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior)
Alberto Raposo de Oliveira .... co-executive producer
William Gallo II .... executive producer (as William C. Gallo)
Bradley Gallo .... producer
Jeffrey Graup .... producer (as Jeff Graup)
Michael A. Helfant .... producer
Guy J. Louthan .... executive producer
Michael J. Luisi .... producer
Dale Rosenbloom .... executive producer
Robert Stein .... producer (as Robert L. Stein)
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Yatsko (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Avi Youabian 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Vanessa Rodriguez 
 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
 
Art Direction by
Charlie Campbell 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Magali Guidasci 
 
Makeup Department
Thomas Floutz .... prosthetic make up artist
Ruth Haney .... key makeup artist
Norma Hill-Patton .... personal makeup artist: Halle Berry
Kristy Horiuchi .... makeup department head
Dean Jones .... makeup department head
Lisa Meyers .... department head hair
Katie Middleton .... lab technician
Jose Zamora .... key hair stylist
Logan Horberg .... makeup lab tech (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nancy Hirami .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Kloss .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lillian Awa .... second second assistant director
Gary S. Rake .... first assistant director
Jason Roberts .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul S. Anderson .... set dresser
Brett Bowden .... lead scenic
Gregory Byrne .... set dresser
Doug Devine .... prop assistant
Mariano Fernandez .... prop/set maker
Mariano Fernandez .... propmaker
Jenna Helfant .... art department assistant
Alex Hunter .... art department coordinator
Luis Iga .... art department assistant
Arin Ladish .... set dresser
Chris Patterson .... on-set dresser
Cheryl Gould Strang .... leadman (as Cheryl Gould)
Kaitlynn Wood .... buyer
Kil Won Yu .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... supervising adr editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Lon Bender .... supervising sound editor
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility (second unit)
William R. Dean .... sound effects editor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... first assistant sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Jason Johnston .... boom operator
Daniel R. Kerr .... sound effects librarian
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Tula Snoeck .... sound utility
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Ceri Thomas .... mix technician
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Steve Shines .... special effects coordinator
Jake Valdez .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Alonso .... computer graphics artist
Andrew M. Collins .... 3d artist
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer
Cortney Haile .... visual effects executive
Karen Heston .... flame artist
David Hyatt .... 3D artist
Ashley Hydrick .... visual effects: executive producer
Cafe Noir .... pre-visualization artist
George Olivo .... vfx i/o
Eugene Paluso .... tracking/layout
Terry Silberman .... senior Flame artist
Pravina Sippy .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Dan Brown .... stunt double: Michael Eklund
Stephen Dunford .... stunt double: Michael Imperioli
Jason Gray .... utility stunts
Alisa Hensley .... stunt performer
Natascha Hopkins .... stunt double: Halle Berry
Kanin Howell .... stunt coordinator
Kanin Howell .... stunt double: Michael Eklund
Dennis McCarthy .... stunt coordinator
Ed McDermott II .... precision driving
Rene Mousseux .... stunts
Nick Stanner .... stunt double: Michael Ecklund
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Arendt .... balloon technician
Erik Arendt .... lighting technician
Greg Baldi .... edge director of photography: second unit
Matthew Berger .... lighting technician
Travis Brady .... rigging grip
Russell Caldwell .... gaffer
Ryan DeGrazzio .... digital imaging technician
Ray Dier .... first assistant camera
Frank Eyers .... video playback
Jefferson Fugitt .... additional digital loader
Greg Gayne .... still photographer
Brian Hartley .... best boy electric
Steve Irwin .... video/computer playback supervisor
Kirsten Laube .... second assistant camera
Tommy Lohmann .... steadicam operator
Bill-Brady Majors .... key rigging grip
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Eric L. Roberts .... video playback operator
Ralph Scherer .... dolly grip
Charles Simons .... grip
Kurt E. Soderling .... director of photography: aerial unit
Hannes Steixner .... grip
Matthew Thiemann .... set lighting technician
Dave Tutokey .... rigging gaffer
David Winner .... best boy grip
 
Animation Department
Patrizia Barretto .... background artist
Bradford Plows .... graphics and animation: Playback Technologies
 
Casting Department
Michelle Beatty .... extras casting
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Alex Franklin .... casting assistant
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Boitano .... costumer: Halle Berry
Alison Carrelli .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Allison Hettinger .... digital intermediate engineer
Michael Lafuente .... digital intermediate technical supervisor
Jeff Mack .... on-set dailies colorist
Mato .... color timer
Shawn Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
Jon Pehlke .... digital conform editor
Davis Reynolds .... first assistant editor
Evan Schrodek .... first apprentice editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate colorist assistant (as Gemma Parr)
David Zimmerman III .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Clay Duncan .... composer: additional music
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
David A. Helfant .... music supervisor
Bret Levick .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Gabe Davila .... picture car captain
 
Other crew
Paul Almond .... legal: Fischbach, Perlstein, Lieberman & Almond, LLP
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Patrizia Barretto .... stand-in
Jacob Bartel .... office production assistant
Kami Broyles .... legal: Fischbach, Perlstein, Lieberman & Almond, LLP
Bradley Buchanan .... business affairs: WWE Studios
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Michael James Clark .... post-production accounting assistant
Kate Cohen .... production assistant
Paul Conti .... computer/video playback supervisor
Brian Deming .... key assistant location manager
Lee A. Frost .... assistant production coordinator
Ashley Gressen .... production assistant
John Hadity .... tax credit financing: EP Financial Solutions
Missy Hauser .... production intern
Justin W. Hill .... key assistant location manager
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Tifanie Jodeh .... executive producer attorney
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances: Cleared by Ashley, Inc.
Lee David Lee .... key assistant location manager
Yarden Levo .... production assistant
Lori Lewis .... production finance controller
Charisse Love .... assistant to producer: Amasia Entertainment
Richard Lowell .... production executive: WWE Studios
Christie Mattull .... insurance: Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. (as Christine Mattull)
Patrick McKernan .... aerial ground coordinator
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator/pilot
Daniel A. Mondschain .... production executive
Sam Patton .... production assistant
Nick Pistilli .... craft service
John Pleasant .... set production assistant: additional
Julie Prud'homme .... production loan: National Bank of Canada
M. Ross-Michaels .... production accountant
Erin Sahlstrom .... production coordinator
Christopher Santiago .... assistant to director
Todd Spears .... payroll accountant
Joe Steele .... product placement
Julian Paul Stein .... set production coordinator
Jason Suhrke .... key set production assistant
Sean Whittaker .... set medic
Lisa Wolofsky .... production loan: National Bank of Canada
 
Thanks
Armyan Bernstein .... special thanks
Kim Breslin .... special thanks
Robert Brinkmann .... special thanks
Vince Cirrincione .... special thanks (as Vincent Cirrincione)
Stephen Clark .... special thanks
Robert W. Cort .... special thanks (as Robert Cort)
Taylor Ferguson .... special thanks
Joe Funicello .... special thanks
Andrea Gallo .... special thanks
Darren Gallo .... special thanks
Kevin Goetz .... special thanks
Laura Graup .... special thanks
Leona Graup .... special thanks
Norman Graup .... special thanks
Robert Graup .... special thanks
Simone Graup .... special thanks
Sloane Graup .... special thanks
Sophia Graup .... special thanks
Tricia Graup .... special thanks
Leland Greenberg .... special thanks
Cherie Harris .... special thanks
Arianna Helfant .... special thanks
Jacob Helfant .... special thanks
Loretta Helfant .... special thanks
Deepa Krishna .... special thanks
Arnaud Levy .... special thanks
Virginia Longmuir .... special thanks
Cindy McWethy .... special thanks
Jenna Miller .... special thanks
Erin Mulcahy Stein .... special thanks
Zac Reeder .... special thanks
Irene Romero .... special thanks
Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum .... special thanks (as Elizabeth Allen)
Jethro Rothe-Kushel .... special thanks
Doren Sorell .... special thanks
Jamie Stein .... special thanks
Oliver Stein .... special thanks
Ross Stevens .... special thanks
Doug Stone .... special thanks
Nancy Rae Stone .... special thanks
Erin Tauscher .... special thanks
Zach Weinreb .... special thanks
Brandy Wilcke .... special thanks
Robert Wyman .... special thanks (as Bob Wyman)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language
Runtime:
USA:94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Nitric oxide is being used as an anesthetic to subdue the girl in the basement but it is not an anesthetic - nitrous oxide is the gas used.See more »
Quotes:
Jordan Turner:And don't make promises... cause you know you can't keep'em.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Small Soldiers (1998)See more »
Soundtrack:
Karma ChameleonSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Engrossing thriller despite a weak closing act, 23 October 2013
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

"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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The ending was SO bad!! roxist
Was this supposed to be a parody? Bobparker12345
Why didn't Halle berry call the cops Amysparrow
A way to have the revenge ending (and make it realistic) - sargasm1
Anyone else actually ENJOY this? thphaca
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