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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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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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Screenwriter Richard D'Ovidio got the idea for the film when his wife saw an interview with a 911 operator on TV. Researching the subject, he visited the Los Angeles Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center and was surprised to find that it had its own back-up generators, bulletproof windows and a moat. See more »

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When police remove Alan Donado's body from the trunk of the Lincoln, the front of his white shirt is clean, despite the fact that Michael Foster had stabbed him in the torso multiple times with a screwdriver. See more »

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Jordan Turner: Wave it, wave it, wave it!
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Referenced in Girls: Gummies (2017) See more »

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Written by Jack Dunning
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Courtesy of Hemlock Recording Inc.
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Keeping it short and simple.
24 June 2013 | by See 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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