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The Calling (2014)

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Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.

Director:

Jason Stone

Writers:

Scott Abramovitch, Michael Redhill (novel) (as Inger Ash Wolfe)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Hazel Micallef
Gil Bellows ... Detective Ray Green
Ellen Burstyn ... Emily Micallef
Topher Grace ... Ben Wingate
Donald Sutherland ... Father Price
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Simon
Kevin Parent ... Spere
Katy Breier ... Melanie Cartwright
Paulino Nunes ... Officer Mathieson
Ted Whittall ... Ian Mason
Amanda Brugel ... Officer Vongarner
John Ralston ... Andrew Pederson
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Glynnis Pederson
Alex Poch-Goldin ... Bob Chandler
Ella Ballentine ... Rose Batten
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Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.

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Pray for the Prey

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violent content, disturbing images and some language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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When Simon (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Grace Batten (Kristin Booth) first meet in the diner where Grace works, it's the Bright Spot Restaurant on Main Street East in Hamilton. See more »

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In the game and movie of Clue, there's a character named Professor Plum, not Professor Plume as he is referred to in this movie. See more »

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Grace Batten: Are you a doctor?
Simon: I specialize in methods that conventional medicine ignores. What kind of methods? Many diseases can manifest through our environment. What we eat, how we live. And just as we may create our illness, our bodies can be healed.
Grace Batten: And that works on, uh... On sick people?
Simon: If they are pure of heart and mind, yes.
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References Clue (1985) See more »

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Winter Sets In
Written and Performed by Mark Petrie
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Sarandon is Superb in this Serial Killer Flick
24 September 2014 | by larrys3See all my reviews

At times this serial killer flick can be too stomach-churningly gruesome and grim for my tastes. However, the all star-cast and an absorbing storyline eventually won me over.

Susan Sarandon is superb as the pain pill-popping, heavy drinking, and unfiltered Acting Police Chief Hazel Micallef, in the small town of Fort Dundas, Canada. Topher Grace is also excellent as the young police officer Ben Wingate, who's transferred to Fort Dundas from Toronto, to get a fresh start after the death of his life partner. As mentioned, there's a strong all-star cast here, which includes Ellen Burstyn, Gil Bellows, Donald Sutherland, and Christopher Heyerdahl.

We find out about half-way through the movie who the serial killer actually is, but the actual motives of the killer are not initially what is supposed, as we slowly find out what the real reasons are for the slayings all across Canada. The film, I thought, began to follow a predictable path but then a few twists near the end, I felt, enhanced the movie.

In summary, I felt the filmmakers put a little too much emphasis on the gruesome, but I found myself, with the strong performances and the rather engrossing plot being interested throughout.

The movie was directed by Jason Stone with a screenplay from Scott Abramovitch, based on the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe


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