History Film / TheCall

20th Nov '15 5:17:43 PM DrOO7
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* AdultFear: Leah' s abduction is probably the nightmare of every parent who's gone out and left their kid home alone.
7th Nov '15 6:05:48 PM HoursGoneBy
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Casey winds up with a puffy cheek and the beginnings of a black eye, and [[spoiler: a long and bloody incision on her forehead after Michael tries to scalp her]].
26th May '15 8:52:11 PM DrOO7
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* DistantPrologue: Takes place 6 months before the bulk of the movie.


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* FakeoutEscape: Attempted by Leah thanks to Jordan's instructions--she hides under the bed in room while leaving the French doors open, making her would-be attacker think that she's managed to flee. Unfortunately, when Jordan calls her back, he hears the phone and realizes she's still in the house.
28th Mar '15 10:29:35 PM DrOO7
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* HeroicBSOD: Jordan, after making an error that leads to Leah's abduction and murder. Afterwards, she limits herself to training new recruits rather than handling phone calls.
1st Mar '15 7:12:01 AM Morgenthaler
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'''The Call''' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/{{Halle Berry}} and Creator/{{Abigail Breslin}}.

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'''The Call''' ''The Call'' is a 2013 film from Wrestling/{{WWE}} Studios directed by Brad Anderson. It stars Creator/{{Halle Berry}} and Creator/{{Abigail Breslin}}.



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* [[spoiler: AbhorrentAdmirer: Michael loved his sister ...[[{{Squick}} a bit too much]].]]

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* [[spoiler: AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler: Michael loved his sister ...[[{{Squick}} a bit too much]].]]



* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]]: Heavily implied. If not a physical relationship, the feelings are definitely there.

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* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]]: BrotherSisterIncest: Heavily implied. If not a physical relationship, the feelings are definitely there.



* [[spoiler:PayEvilUntoEvil: Casey and Jordan's decision to lock up Michael, chained up and incapacitated, in his own basement until his eventual death instead of letting the authorities take him can be seen as this.]]

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* [[spoiler:PayEvilUntoEvil: Casey PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Casey and Jordan's decision to lock up Michael, chained up and incapacitated, in his own basement until his eventual death instead of letting the authorities take him can be seen as this.]]



* [[spoiler: SlashersPreferBlondes]]

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* [[spoiler: SlashersPreferBlondes]]%%* SlashersPreferBlondes



* [[spoiler: TortureCellar]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer basically gave the entire plot of the movie: Jordan messes up and so a girl dies because of her actions, another girl is kidnapped, they figure out it's the same kidnapper, a dude gets set on fire trying to help the victim, and then Jordan gets involved besides running the phone.

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* [[spoiler: TortureCellar]]
%%* TortureCellar
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer basically gave the entire plot of the movie: Jordan messes up and so a girl dies because of her actions, another girl is kidnapped, they figure out it's the same kidnapper, a dude gets set on fire trying to help the victim, and then Jordan gets involved besides running the phone.phone.
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7th Dec '14 9:02:35 PM Cindylover1969
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* ThatOneCase: Technically her failure to save Leah Templeton (the first girl) is this for Jordan, as it drove her to quit taking 9-1-1 calls [[spoiler: and ultimately leads her to track down Michael by herself in the final act]].
7th Dec '14 8:54:42 PM Cindylover1969
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9-1-1 operator Jordan Turner (Berry) takes a call from a terrified teenage girl in a house with an intruder; despite her best efforts to save her, the girl is kidnapped and later found dead, and Jordan is unable to continue in the job.

Six months later, Jordan is now an instructor to new recruits; when a neophyte operator receives a distress call from Casey (Breslin) who's been abducted while leaving a mall, Jordan replaces the flustered newbie. It soon becomes a race against the clock to track down and save Casey, especially when she realises that it's the same man who killed the first girl...

The biggest hit to date from WWE Studios. And although there ''is'' a wrestler in the cast - David Otunga - he plays a supporting role as the partner of Jordan's cop boyfriend (Morris Chestnut).



* ApatheticCitizens: Averted. Everyone who notices something amiss tries to do something to save Casey,even though it gets two of them killed for their trouble.

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* ApatheticCitizens: Averted. Everyone who notices something amiss tries to do something to save Casey,even Casey, even though it gets two one of them killed and another seriously injured for their trouble.



* [[BottleEpisode Bottle Movie]]: Aside from a 10-15 minute prologue, the majority of the movie takes place over one day.

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* [[BottleEpisode Bottle Movie]]: Aside from a 10-15 minute prologue, the majority of the movie takes place over one day.day (and six months after said prologue).



* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted - the producers originally intended to play the trope straight by filming it in Canada, but they managed to get a tax deduction. Thus the entire movie is both set and shot in Los Angeles.



** [[spoiler: Also Casey who went from a girl teased by her friend for not using profanity, to a "fighter" who comes up with the idea to lock Michael in his underground lair forever.]]

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** [[spoiler: Also Casey Casey, who went from a girl teased by her friend for not using profanity, to a "fighter" who comes up with the idea to lock Michael in his underground lair forever.]]
1st Oct '14 2:08:25 PM DrOO7
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* [[BottleEpisode Bottle Movie]]: Aside from a 10-15 minute prologue, the majority of the movie takes place over one day.



* FreezeFrameBonus: As Casey and Autumn walk through the mall, they pass a man who appears to be eyeing a window display. [[spoiler: The emphasis is on the word "appeared", because on closer inspection, the viewer realizes that it's Michael.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: As Casey and Autumn walk through the mall, they pass a man who appears to be eyeing eying a window display. [[spoiler: The emphasis is on the word "appeared", because on closer inspection, the viewer realizes that it's Michael.]]



* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz" playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler:[[Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: "Puttin on the Ritz" playing on the car radio as Casey wakes up in the trunk. Plus Michael bopping along to it like a normal guy rather than a psycho. Much of the nice songs playing on the car radio throughout the movie, in fact "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club is also featured while [[spoiler:[[Casey [[spoiler: Casey is getting prepped in Michael's lair where he scalps the victims]]. The upbeat harmonica in contrast with the fear in Casey's eyes as well as the setting is extremely jarring.
28th Jul '14 3:43:06 AM MatthewGuy6131994
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* ChekhovsGun: Autumn's cell phone.
** The screwdriver.



* DistressCall: The whole movie is based around Casey's 9-1-1 call

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* DistressCall: The whole movie is based around Casey's 9-1-1 callcall.
25th Jun '14 3:08:38 PM BondGirl
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* FreezeFrameBonus: As Casey and Autumn walk through the mall, they pass a man who appears to be eyeing a window display. [[spoiler: The emphasis is on the word "appeared", because on closer inspection, the viewer realizes that it's Michael.]]


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* MurdererPOV: Several shots of Casey as she roams through the mall.
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