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The Call (2013)

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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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Brad Anderson

Writers:

Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay), Richard D'Ovidio (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Jordan Turner
Abigail Breslin ... Casey Welson
Morris Chestnut ... Officer Paul Phillips
Michael Eklund ... Michael Foster
David Otunga ... Officer Jake Devans
Michael Imperioli ... Alan Denado
Justina Machado ... Rachel
José Zúñiga ... Marco
Roma Maffia ... Maddy
Evie Thompson ... Leah Templeton (as Evie Louise Thompson)
Denise Dowse ... Flora
Ella Rae Peck ... Autumn
Jenna Lamia ... Brooke
Ross Gallo ... Josh
Tara Platt ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hive See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,118,745, 17 March 2013

Gross USA:

$51,872,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,572,378
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally envisioned as a TV series called "The Hive". See more »

Goofs

Leaving the bunker, Jordan tries to call 911 on her cell phone. The next shot shows the phone's home screen rather than the phone screen. See more »

Quotes

Casey Welson: Mom. Mom, you were always the perfect mother. You gave me everything that I ever wanted. And I love you. I love you so much. And I'm really sorry. Please don't ever forget me.
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Connections

Featured in The Call: Set Tour of the Call Center (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Puttin' On the Ritz
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Taco Ockerse (as Taco)
Courtesy of Peer-Southern Productions, Inc.
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Keeping it short and simple.
24 June 2013 | by reidhardiSee all my reviews

The Call is good solid entertainment for the first 2 acts. Until the girl is taken out of the car and into the basement, it all goes to hell. The ending makes no sense for the characters and makes me wish that I had left as soon as the hour mark hit, so I could make up my own ending. That way I wouldn't have to sit through ridiculous plot twists and generic meltdowns. Halle Berry was good but her performance in Cloud Atlas was so much better, and that is probably do to the writing and direction. Brad Anderson isn't talentless and perhaps his next film will be an improvement. But the final act just screws this movie up so much. Overall I like the film to the lowest rating I can go and still go positive but the film doesn't deserve anything higher than a 5.5/10


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