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The Call (2013)

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The Call is a movie starring Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, and Abigail Breslin. When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jordan Turner
... Casey Welson
... Officer Paul Phillips
... Michael Foster
... Officer Jake Devans
... Alan Denado
... Rachel
... Marco
... Maddy
... Leah Templeton (as Evie Louise Thompson)
... Flora
... Autumn
... Brooke
... Josh
... Female Trainee
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Storyline

Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue, but then teenager Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) is abducted and calls 911. Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to try to help Casey escape and also to make sure the man is brought to justice. Written by napierslogs

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There are 188 million 911 calls a year. This one made it personal.

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Crime | Thriller

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

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15 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hive  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,118,745, 17 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,872,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,572,378
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At 18:57 you can see an article on Leah Templeton in Turners locker. That article says that Leah died on Feb. 26, 2012 and that services (her funeral) will be held on Feb. 27. Obviously there could never be a Newspaper article on her death the same day she died (and it must be from that day as it informs about the services being held on Feb 27) See more »

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In the parking lot, Foster grabs chloroform and then sits on the bumper of the car. As he speaks to Casey, you can see Alan Denado behind him by the Lincoln (Michael Imperioli was waiting for his cue). See more »

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Brooke: A lot of times you don't know how it ends. When your units get to a scene you sign off and they take over. But, you don't know. Did they make an arrest, shoot the bad guy, did the PR live, did she die...
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Devil's Dance
Composed and Performed by Richard Friedman
Courtesy of Emergency Films, LLC
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The Call is a well executed,Intelligent,Riveting piece of work
7 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

'The Call' is one of those movies where the feel dictates everything- Either you find yourself deeply engrossed,excitedly anticipating what's next or you feel disconnected and cant sit through it.With 'The call' it's the former.The movie wastes no time in getting things started and once they do,there's hardly a dull moment.The actors are well cast. Halle Berry plays a gutsy 911 phone agent who is desperate not to repeat a mistake made.Frankly she was amazing...way better than i expected.

The movie works because it has it's ingredients well cooked.The acting is superlative,the pace exhilarating.The background score is brilliant and adds another dimension to this thriller.The movie captures perfectly the horror and terror of being a kidnapped victim to a psychopath,the tension of being a 911 phone helper(Who needs to display equanimity,sympathize and be nimble-minded,all at the same time).It is a genuine tale,thrilling,intriguing .......and at times even scary.Definitely worth a watch.Go for it.


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