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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.

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Jason Stone

Writers:

Scott Abramovitch, Michael Redhill (novel) (as Inger Ash Wolfe)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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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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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

When Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Grace Batten (Kristin Booth) first meet in the diner where Grace works, it's the Bright Spot Restaurant on Main Street East in Hamilton. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, one of the cops refers to a distance as a number of "clicks" (Canadian term for kilometres). However, later in the film, distances are states in "miles". 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 »

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Winter Sets In
Written and Performed by Mark Petrie
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Can you hear it?
14 June 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Some people claim they can hear the Calling, like our main bad guy in this movie. While there are some shades and he does have a goal, most of the viewers will not root for him. Of course there is controversy with a theme like that, though I'm surprised that Ebert (movie critic) gave it one of four stars.

Just the acting alone should make you feel this deserves more. Even if you don't like Susan Sarandons character, the way she portrays her and plays her is just amazing. The supporting cast is great too, though it's not a "whoddunnit", but more a "whydunnit". Though the latter might be spoiled in most reviews of the movie. I won't do that here, though I know the "reason" will not be everyones cup of tea. You'll either be engaged with this or you won't


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