• The Caller (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Financial officer Jimmy Stevens (Frank Langella) works at a prominent energy company. After years of guilt, he decides to sabotage the company in retaliation for their damaging business policies in the Third World. Knowing there is a good chance that he will be killed for this transgression, Jimmy hires private detective Frank Turlotte (Elliott Gould) to trail and watch him without revealing his reasons. Soon, a past link between Jimmy and Frank will become important.

Cast: Frank Langella, Elliott Gould, Laura Harring, Anabel Sosa, Chandler Williams, Axel Feldmann, Grégory Ellis, Corey Johnson

Director: Richard Ledes

Genres: Thriller, Drama

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  • The Caller qualifies as something of a Holocaust movie, with flashbacks to World War II France. Guess who the two boys we see grow up to be? show more

  • Frank Langella's note-perfect, tour-de-force turn as a man elegantly shaping his own demise is nicely counterpointed by a shambling Elliott Gould as a bird-watching private eye. show more

  • The resulting cat-and-mouse game -- occupies most of the film's running time, to gradually diminishing results. show more

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