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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

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

When the call center supervisor approaches Jordan's desk to tell her they're still working on tracking Casey's phone, her headset disappears from her right ear between shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Michael Foster: You're an operator. You can't do this!
Jordan Turner: It's already done!
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Composed and Performed by Michael Kurt Jackson
Courtesy of Megatrax Music
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Great thriller, awful ending
10 May 2018 | by bobholt27See all my reviews

The movie started off strong with a great premise, great characters, and a great story. It was all extremely tense and clever. The character was also extremly sympathetic and well developed. It was actually one of the best thrillers I've ever seen and with such a high concept idea. But the third act- it was awful. I have no idea what the writers were thinking. It went from a perfectly good thriller to a cliche gore fest. The third act completely made no sense, erased all previous characters and their development, and dragged on for way too long. The longer it went on the more I hated the entire story arc. Seriously, it gets more ridiculous and ridiculous by the second- as id it was written by two different people. The final line in the movie is so cringey and awful as well. I would have preferred just "the Hive" setting for the entire film. What a disappointment.


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