Movies teach us plenty of valuable lessons: Don't split up, don't run in heels, and always carry a cell phone. That last one comes in very handy in the new thriller "The Call," in which Abigail Breslin is abducted from a mall parking lot. She's able to call 911 (and reach sexy operator Halle Berry), but if she'd followed these simple cinematic tips, she could have (possibly) avoided being kidnapped in the first place.

We offer this handy list of things not to do in the movies -- some of which might actually work in real life. Remember, It only takes a moment to let your guard down and find yourself in the back of a creepy van or in a trunk. Then you've got to count on your own ingenuity and pray that Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, or Denzel Washington are on the case.

Without further ado, here some movie-provided tips on avoiding an abduction:
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The Call
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