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The Caller (2008)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 February 2009 (USA)
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An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices.


Richard Ledes


Alain-Didier Weill (as Alain Didier-Weill), Richard Ledes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Axel Feldmann Axel Feldmann ... Young Jimmy
Grégory Ravary Ellis Grégory Ravary Ellis ... Lulu (as Grégory Ellis)
Jean Brassard ... Young Jimmy's Father
Marion Servole Marion Servole ... Young Jimmy's Mother
Frank Langella ... Jimmy
Devin Luke Devin Luke ... Limo Driver
Edward James Hyland ... John Pierce (as Edward Hyland)
Corey Johnson ... Paul Wainsail
Chris McKinney ... Jack Cross
Elliott Gould ... Turlotte
Edoardo Ballerini ... Teddy
Robert Bagnell ... Jeff
Chandler Williams ... Sammy
Anabel Sosa Anabel Sosa ... Lila
Helen Stenborg Helen Stenborg ... Jimmy's Mother


France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company's murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they'll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch ... Jimmy. What's going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What's Jimmy's game? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When you can't control your life, control your death See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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On the Hook See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The silent movie playing on the TV is _Nosferatu (1922)_. See more »


The device Mr. Stevens plugs into his phone to morph his voice when talking to Frank is actually a power adapter for the iGo charger. See more »


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" If at the end of your life, you find yourself waiting, you've lived a good life "
17 January 2010 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

I have watched the film life of Frank Langella beginning with 'The Twelve Chairs' back in the 70s'. His Charismatic ability and dynamic screen force is impressive. This movie calumniates with all the cinematic experience he has accrued over his career. The film is entitled " The Caller." If you are expecting a lot of action, thrills or explosive drama, this is not one of them. Instead, what one sees is the story of an aged Executive who has seen enough corporate destruction to fill his conscience and like most humanitarians, wants to atone for his part. Langella plays Jimmy Stevens an ex-CEO of a multi-Billion dollar corporation which continues to destroy 3rd world countries without remorse. Planting the seeds of failure within the corporation, Stevens knows he will be marked for death. Realizing he has become a target, Jimmy hires private investigator Frank Turlotte (Elliott Gould) to be a witness during his last days. The movie becomes a death watch for a man who has learned in his youth, that death, even when slow in arriving, is death none-the-less and there is nothing to do but wait and reminisce. Touching in its inception, the film is a remarkable heartfelt legacy of humanity realizing its own destruction. This film will no doubt become a milestone for Langella which will culminate in becoming a Classic. ****

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