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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

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

Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury in a fight scene and had to be rushed to hospital where she was declared to be fine and well. See more »

Goofs

Nitric oxide is being used as an anesthetic to subdue the girl in the basement but it is not an anesthetic - nitrous oxide is the gas used. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Turner: Wave it, wave it, wave it!
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.113 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound Of Winter
Written by Gavin Rossdale
Performed by Bush (as BUSH)
Courtesy of Zuma Rock Records
By arraignment with Riptide Music Inc.
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Whats with all the hate? I really enjoyed it!
5 August 2013 | by fatelovesthefearlessSee all my reviews

I just watched this movie and thought it was really good. I currently have an injury so am on bed rest and have watched a lot of movies lately and am getting bored with lots of them but i found this one to be thoroughly entertaining.

The plot in my opinion was great! It was different from the average thriller and to have it be from the point of view of a 911 operator was very interesting. I think it's a profession that gets over looked a lot so it was nice to show what there lives are like.

I thought the acting was great also, Halle and Abigail both did a great job. And considering Abigail hasn't really done anything like this before i thought her performance was excellent.

Yes like any movie there were some things that if you think too hardly don't make perfect sense and maybe could have been done differently, but it was entertaining and had me in suspense the entire time. I didn't have very high expectations but was pleasantly surprised.

So i think it's definitely worth a go. It's not meant to make you think too hard it's meant to entertain you which is exactly what it does.


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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:

$68,572,631
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1.85 : 1
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