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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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Hazel Micallef
Detective Ray Green
Emily Micallef
Ben Wingate
Father Price
Melanie Cartwright
Officer Mathieson
Ian Mason
Officer Vongarner
Andrew Pederson
Glynnis Pederson
Bob Chandler
Rose Batten
Grace Batten
Annie Iagnemma
Jane Buck
Joan Massiah ...
Delia Chandler
Courtney Lyons ...
Jolene the Neighbour
Dale Varney
Father Glendinning
Darren Josephs ...
Port Hardy Police Officer #1
Grieving Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janine Parkinson ...
Mason's Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by

Jason Stone

Written by

Scott Abramovitch ... (written by)
Michael Redhill ... (novel) (as Inger Ash Wolfe)

Produced by

Scott Abramovitch ... producer
Jonathan Bronfman ... executive producer
Lonny Dubrofsky ... producer
Suzanne Lyons ... co-executive producer
Randy Manis ... producer
Ted Miller ... line producer
Nicholas Tabarrok ... producer
Ricky Tollman ... co-producer
Christine Vachon ... executive producer

Music by

Robert Melamed
Mark Petrie

Cinematography by

David Robert Jones ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Aaron Marshall

Editorial Department

Cameron Arguelles ... quality control
Peter Armstrong ... digital intermediate producer
Leo de Wolff ... dailies producer
Robert Doyle ... first assistant editor
Lauren Flasher ... international editor
Pietro Gallo ... on-line editor
Dave Muscat ... digital intermediate editor
James Yazbeck ... post-production assistant

Casting By

Robin D. Cook

Production Design by

Oleg M. Savytski

Set Decoration by

Christina Kuhnigk

Costume Design by

Georgina Yarhi

Makeup Department

Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup department head
Chris Bridges ... prosthetics artist/designer
Burton LeBlanc ... makeup department head (as Burton J. LeBlanc)
Alastair Muir ... key makeup artist

Production Management

Philip Stilman ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Ted Miller ... second unit director
Pierre Ouellet ... first assistant director

Art Department

Chris Gotzamanis ... Key on-set props
David Joseph ... assistant set decorator
Greg Langham ... lead dresser
Kerry Spurrell ... property master
Bill Vance ... construction coordinator
Rebecca Zhao ... assistant art director

Sound Department

Emilie Boucek ... assistant sound editor
Jack Bourdon ... boom operator
James Gallagher ... re-recording assistant (as Anthony Gallagher)
Mark Gingras ... supervising sound editor
Katie Halliday ... sound effects editor
Thomas Hidderley ... sound mixer
Tom Ryan ... adr mixer
Adam Stein ... sound effects editor
Andrew Tay ... re-recording mixer
Dorian Williamson ... boom operator
Brad Zoern ... re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

Rex Alerta ... visual effects artist
Darren Locke ... visual effects artist: Keyframe Digital Productions
Dennis Temprile ... visual effects project manager: Keyframe Digital Productions
Chris Wallace ... digital intermediate colourist

Camera and Electrical Department

Iain Baird ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Marc Forand ... digital imaging technician
Mark Giles ... first assistant camera
Alex Lawrence ... lighting technician
Rudolf Mammitzsch ... assistant camera
Adam McDonald ... key grip
Jassen Paradela ... assistant key grip
Mikhail Ramtahal ... grip
Michael Yablonski ... camera trainee

Casting Department

Ashley Gray ... casting assistant
Jonathan Oliveira ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Nancy Jones ... costume truck supervisor / truck costume supervisor
Robyn Rosenberg ... costume set supervisor

Location Management

Andrew Gainor ... location manager
Kris Gordon ... location production assistant
Keith Park ... assistant location manager

Music Department

Mark Petrie ... composer: additional music
Robert Melamed ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Annelise Noronha ... score mixer (uncredited)
Gavin Whelehan ... additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Bill Boyd ... picture car coordinator
Jason McCormack ... driver: honeywagon
Frank Mizzi ... transportation captain
Carl Severin ... transportation co-captain
Mark Van Alstyne ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

Adam Benish ... assistant to susan sarandon (as Adam Richard Benish)
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Eric Gamache ... assistant production coordinator
Dylan Istead ... assistant publicist
Lisa Perone ... production coordinator
Alan Sutton ... fire safety coordinator
Kim Yu ... unit publicist


Ben C. Silverman ... very special thanks (as Ben Silverman)

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Plot Summary

Hazel Micallef is the senior officer in the Fort Dundas, Ontario Police Department. Once having tried to commit suicide and a resulting chronic back injury are the reasons she will never be promoted, the position of Commanding Officer, of which she is acting, having been vacant for some time. Hazel self-medicates to dull the emotional and physical pain. Relatively young and inexperienced but enthusiastic Ben Wingate transferring from the Toronto Police Department to join her and the only other detective, Ray Green, coincides with the first homicide in Fort Dundas in four years, the victim aged Delia Chandler, a friend of Hazel's mother, retired judge Emily Micallef with who single Hazel lives. Delia's throat was slit, but the coroner is able to determine that the murderer posed Delia's mouth post-mortem, with the time for rigor mortis to set in meaning that he/she had to hold the mouth in place for upwards of an hour. With two subsequent murders in nearby communities with similar oral contortions leads to Hazel believing they are dealing with a serial killer who did not want to be caught, the reason for committing the murders in different jurisdictions. Ben is able to discover that there have been similar murders across the country. With some emerging evidence, Hazel consults Catholic priest Father Price, further leading to the thought that the killer is working on a ritualistic religious mission with more victims to come. With Hazel's own history and situation, it becomes a personal matter between her and the killer, arguably more for the killer than for Hazel herself. Written by Huggo

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Calling: Ruf des Bösen (Germany)
  • La llamada (Spain)
  • El llamado (Chile)
  • Призвание (Russia)
  • Wezwanie (Poland)
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  • 108 min
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

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 When Father Price prays the "Our Father", he uses the Anglican version, with the non-Scriptural coda "For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory". No Catholic priest (especially one as old as Fr. Price) would do this. See more »
Movie Connections References Clue (1985). See more »
Soundtracks And I Know You See more »
Quotes Grace Batten: Are you a doctor?
Simon: I specialize in methods that conventional medicine ignores. What kind of methods? Many diseases can manifest through our environment. What we eat, how we live. And just as we may create our illness, our bodies can be healed.
Grace Batten: And that works on, uh... On sick people?
Simon: If they are pure of heart and mind, yes.
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