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The Caller (2008)

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

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Richard Ledes

Writers:

Alain-Didier Weill (as Alain Didier-Weill), Richard Ledes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Axel Feldmann Axel Feldmann ... Young Jimmy
Grégory Ravary Ellis Grégory Ravary Ellis ... Lulu (as Grégory Ellis)
Jean Brassard ... Young Jimmy's Father
Marion Servole ... Young Jimmy's Mother
Frank Langella ... Jimmy
Devin Luke Devin Luke ... Limo Driver
Edward James Hyland ... John Pierce (as Edward Hyland)
Corey Johnson ... Paul Wainsail
Chris McKinney ... Jack Cross
Elliott Gould ... Turlotte
Edoardo Ballerini ... Teddy
Robert Bagnell ... Jeff
Chandler Williams ... Sammy
Anabel Sosa Anabel Sosa ... Lila
Helen Stenborg ... Jimmy's Mother
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Storyline

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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When you can't control your life, control your death See more »


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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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Features Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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German Dance - Sechs Deutsche Tanze
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Wolfgang A. Mozart)
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1 August 2011 | by Casey-the-FoxSee all my reviews

I always think to myself , 'if I can bear to watch a movie 5 times or more then it's not so bad', and this movie was for me extremely watchable but mainly because of the great actors involved, Frank Langella and Elliott Gould. I suppose if it had been made with lesser talent, a contrived story like this would have been hard to take, but it is interesting how the two men come together after 60 plus years, in order for both to seek closure from a destroyed childhood in Nazi occupied France.

It's as mysterious and compelling as any other drama I've seen of this sort. Laura Harring, who plays Langella's lover, is one of the most sensuous actresses around, she's perfect in the part, as enigmatic and subtle as Elliott Gould and Frank Langella.


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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On the Hook See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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