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One Missed Call (2008)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 4 January 2008 (USA)
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Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Director:

Eric Valette

Writers:

Andrew Klavan (screenplay), Yasushi Akimoto (novel) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannyn Sossamon ... Beth Raymond
Edward Burns ... Jack Andrews
Ana Claudia Talancón ... Taylor Anthony
Ray Wise ... Ted Summers
Azura Skye ... Leann Cole
Johnny Lewis ... Brian Sousa
Jason Beghe ... Ray Purvis
Margaret Cho ... Mickey Lee
Meagan Good ... Shelley Baum
Rhoda Griffis ... Marie Layton
Dawn Dininger Dawn Dininger ... Monster Marie
Ariel Winter ... Ellie Layton
Sarah Jean Kubik Sarah Jean Kubik ... Monster Ellie (as Sarah Kubik)
Raegan Lamb ... Laurel Layton (as Regan Lamb)
Karen Beyer ... Mrs. Ford
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Storyline

After the death of their friend Shelley, Leann Cole receives a voice mail from the future of the date and time when she would die. On the scheduled day, Leann sees weird things and in the precise informed hour, Leann is attacked by a supernatural force on a footbridge over a train station while talking to her friend Beth Raymond. Beth meets Leann's boyfriend Brian, who also received a call, and witnesses his death on the street. When her roommate Taylor Anthony receives a call, Beth befriends Det. Jack Andrews, who tells her that his sister was the first victim of the phone call. They decide to investigate the connections of Jack's sister and find the name of Marie Layton, who apparently abused of her daughters. Jack and Beth run against time trying to save Beth from her fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What will it sound like when you die?

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, frightening images, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Japan | Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una llamada perdida See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,511,473, 6 January 2008

Gross USA:

$26,890,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,847,751
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Guillermo del Toro was offered the chance to direct, but turned it down to work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). See more »

Goofs

(at around 38 mins) When Ed Burns character finds the video disk of the kids room he holds it up and it clearly has 'KID'S ROOM' written on the disk. When he puts it in the computer the writing is gone. See more »

Quotes

Beth Raymond: [to Leann about Shelley Baum's funeral] Hey. How was it?
Leann Cole: It was a funeral. It sucked.
Leann Cole: From now on, I only go to parties where no one gets cremated.
Beth Raymond: How are Shelley's parents?
Leann Cole: Considering their 24-year-old daughter drowned in the backyard pond. They're great.
Beth Raymond: And you?
Leann Cole: I knew Shelley. We interned at Saint Luke's together. I mean, she was not crazy.
Beth Raymond: I know but the way she was talking at the end was pretty...
Leann Cole: Yeah, that doesn't mean she killed herself.
[Leann's phone rings]
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Connections

Referenced in Against the Night (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamin'
Written by Pete Shelley
Performed by Buzzcocks (as Buzzcocks)
Courtesy of Cookin' Vinyl Records
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Oh God, the horror...
4 January 2008 | by addledsamSee all my reviews

Awful, absolutely awful. Had free tickets, but still, I knew better. Of course, all the clichés you'd expect, dumb young adults, scares that come from someone jumping into the screen and sound effects that go "boom" simultaneously, and the build up to when suddenly the main character is the one in eminent danger. Quick cuts of "scary" images. Did I mention the "creepy" music that lets you know when the mood should be tense? Now, add to that a premise that goes beyond the bad premises of other movies in the genre. Possessed cell phones? Or is it possessed ghosts that have to travel through cell lines? Oh man. The crowd I saw it with erupted with laughter numerous times at crucial plot points.

Download that game "snake" for your cellphone, it's a lot scarier.


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