5.3/10
29
11 user

Robocall (2019)

G.T. Benz, a Viet Nam vet and recent widower, tries to cope with the problems of aging and loneliness -- while beset by an aggressive robo-caller. The tedium and aggravations in his life ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Sturm

Writer:

Gary Sturm
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gary Sturm ... G.T. Benz
Gary Saderup Gary Saderup ... Riley
Suanne Spoke ... Ginger
G. Larry Butler ... Ketchum
Myles Cranford ... Harris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evan Bittencourt ... Census Taker
Jerry E. Blair Jerry E. Blair ... Ginger's Husband
Kyle Butenhoff ... Cell Phone Clerk
Shirley Dalmas ... Detective Warren
Hao Do ... Viet Cong Fighter
Marshall Fox ... Strange Man
Marlene Hamerling Marlene Hamerling ... Lucy
Jay Hendershot Jay Hendershot ... Funeral Chaplain
Rebecca Klingler ... Barbara
Michael Lippman ... Dr. Franklin
Edit

Storyline

G.T. Benz, a Viet Nam vet and recent widower, tries to cope with the problems of aging and loneliness -- while beset by an aggressive robo-caller. The tedium and aggravations in his life are only relieved by a weekly get-together with his old 'Nam buddies, ex-fighter pilots like himself. He joyfully looks forward to a promised visit from his long absent daughter, "Tricia," whom he describes as "my only reason for living." A poor prognosis from his doctor gives urgency to his desire to see her at least one more time. However, Tricia, unaware of G.T.'s state of health, keeps putting off her visit. Meanwhile, a 'Nam buddy dies, and the robocalls become more intense. When a manipulative woman emerges from G.T.'s past, his life is thrown into chaos and he is driven to a desperate act. Written by Gary Sturm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a limit

Genres:

Drama

User Reviews

 
It didn't love it, but I liked it
12 August 2019 | by motionlessknightSee all my reviews

It is more of a drama and it runs at a slow pace as other reviewers have suggested. I didn't find it to be painfully slow or boring, though. I'm a younger guy myself, but it seems like it paints a pretty good picture of what it's like to start coming of old age. GT, the main character of the story has worn down since his younger days and lost a generous amount of his patience. Time and time again, he is getting calls from a solicitation company, and time and time again, he tells them he has no interest in their propaganda. As they proceed to call, he starts to reach a boiling point. He has also reached that time in his life where he is starting to see his close friends die off, and it takes an emotional toll on him.

I enjoyed the movie. I'm not sure if it is something I'd be eager to watch again, but I wasn't dissatisfied with it. I was a little nervous about how the ending would play out but I think it ended the right way.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Simi River Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed