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The Calling (2014)

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Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.

Director:

Jason Stone

Writers:

Scott Abramovitch, Michael Redhill (novel) (as Inger Ash Wolfe)
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Hazel Micallef
Gil Bellows ... Detective Ray Green
Ellen Burstyn ... Emily Micallef
Topher Grace ... Ben Wingate
Donald Sutherland ... Father Price
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Simon
Kevin Parent ... Spere
Katy Breier ... Melanie Cartwright
Paulino Nunes ... Officer Mathieson
Ted Whittall ... Ian Mason
Amanda Brugel ... Officer Vongarner
John Ralston ... Andrew Pederson
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Glynnis Pederson
Alex Poch-Goldin ... Bob Chandler
Ella Ballentine ... Rose Batten
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Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.

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Taglines:

Pray for the Prey

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El llamado See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color
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Trivia

A number of scenes where shot in Dundas, Ontario. Specifically the house that belongs to Grace Batten (Kristin Booth) is now a Bed & Breakfast in Dundas. The front of the house, front door, entrance hallway can all be seen in the movie. The bedroom scene with Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Rose Batten (Ella Ballentine) is one of the rooms in the B&B. When Simon goes to visit Tamera Lawrence, who is supposed to live in Saint-Dominique, Quebec, but the "hot water kettle" scene is shot in the kitchen of Dundas Glen Bed & Breakfast. See more »

Goofs

At around minute 56, when Hazel is talking to Ray in Grace's house, Grace and Ella are seen behind Ray's shoulder coming over, going around a table in the kitchen. The camera switches to Hazel and then back to Ray and Grace and Ella are seen again, coming over around the table. See more »

Quotes

Emily Micallef: [bed-side] You look terrible.
Hazel Micallef: Yeah.
Emily Micallef: It's better than dead. Much better.
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Connections

References Clue (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Prophecy
(uncredited)
Written by Jeffrey Cain Thompson, Cedric Lemoyne, Cinjun Tate, Shelby Tate and Gregory Slay
Performed by Remy Zero
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Utter garbage
20 August 2014 | by derailed-2See all my reviews

It's not a thriller, because it fails to thrill. It's not a detective story, because killer is presented in the very beginning. I doubt this can even be called a "movie". Nothing really moves in it.

Don't actually understand what the director was trying to say with all that. Susan Sarandon's alcohol and drug addicted character has zero appeal, and minor (every other) characters offer much less. Heyerdahl basically reprises his role of "manic preacher" Swede from Hell on Wheels. I wonder if this is the one and only line he is capable of doing.

Let the critics toss their usual "capturing, fascinating, well-made" and other pretentious and ultimately meaningless BS. I don't even want to mention ridiculous technical blunders. The movie is just boring, trivial and daft. Can't really imagine a person who would like this. Even if you are huge fan of Sarandon obviously you can find better instances of her brilliance.

Don't waste your time on this rubbish.


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