The Caller (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Caller (2008)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 843 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Director: Richard Ledes
  • Stars: Axel Feldmann, Grégory Ravary Ellis and Jean Brassard
  • Original Music By: Robert Miller   
  • Soundtrack: Closing Time
  • Plot Keyword: Telephone | Detective | France | Deadline | Murder

Writing Credits By:

  • Alain-Didier Weill (written by) (as Alain Didier-Weill) &
  • Richard Ledes (written by)

Known Trivia

  • The silent movie playing on the TV is _Nosferatu (1922)_.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: 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.

Plot: An energy business exec is assisted by a private investigator in his effort to expose his corporation's corrupt practices. Full summary »  »

Story: 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 <>  

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Produced By:

  • Rene Bastian known as producer (as René Bastian)
  • Ged Dickersin known as co-producer
  • Adam Folk known as associate producer
  • Richard Ledes known as producer
  • Linda Moran known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Axel Feldmann known as Young Jimmy
  • Grégory Ravary Ellis known as Lulu (as Grégory Ellis)
  • Jean Brassard known as Young Jimmy's Father
  • Marion Servole known as Young Jimmy's Mother
  • Frank Langella known as Jimmy
  • Devin Luke known as Limo Driver
  • Edward James Hyland known as John Pierce (as Edward Hyland)
  • Corey Johnson known as Paul Wainsail
  • Chris McKinney known as Jack Cross (as Chris Mckinney)
  • Elliott Gould known as Turlotte
  • Edoardo Ballerini known as Teddy
  • Robert Bagnell known as Jeff
  • Chandler Williams known as Sammy
  • Anabel Sosa known as Lila
  • Helen Stenborg known as Jimmy's Mother
  • Charles Nordeen known as Waiter
  • Kyle Emelander known as Restaurant Doorman
  • Laura Harring known as Eileen
  • Nick Damici known as Police Detective
  • Valeria Diana Solomonoff known as Dancer
  • Jorge Torres known as Dancer
  • Cecilia Saia known as Dancer
  • Angel Garcia Clemente known as Dancer
  • Simon Jutras known as Dying Man
  • Tim House known as Man on Dock
  • Nick Addeo known as Lulu's Father (uncredited)
  • Dennis Albanese known as Soccer Coach (uncredited)
  • David Ballog known as Peter (uncredited)
  • Julia Carothers Hughes known as Attractive Girl (uncredited)
  • Maria-Jose Davo known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • John Farrer known as Judge (uncredited)
  • Laura Holloway known as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Julie Jones Ivey known as Religious Young Woman (uncredited)
  • Catherine Taormina known as Young Lulu's Mother (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Passer-by (uncredited)

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  • Alan Cutler known as additional makeup assistant
  • Joseph Farulla known as additional makeup assistant (as Joe Farulla)
  • Sharon Ilson known as makeup department head (as Sharon Ilson Burke)
  • Annie Martin known as additional hairstylist
  • Pamela May known as hair department head

Art Department:

  • Wally Adee known as property master
  • John Altamore known as set dresser
  • Myo Campbell known as art production assistant
  • Christiopher Chenel known as additional props (as Chris Fink Chenel)
  • Heather Corbett known as on-set dresser
  • Brian Cote known as charge scenic artist (as Brian D. Cote)
  • Joel Custer known as on-set dresser
  • Megan Day known as art intern
  • Thomas A. Delillo known as leadman
  • Gail Fuller known as scenic artist
  • Emily Gaunt known as charge scenic artist
  • Gwenievere Griffith known as art intern
  • Bradley Klipp known as set dresser (as Brad Klipp)
  • Kailin Macintyre known as art intern
  • Vanessa Merrill known as art department coordinator
  • Vanessa Merrill known as graphic artist
  • Jim Mickle known as motion graphics
  • Jim Mickle known as storyboard artist
  • Gregory D. Neumunz known as set dresser (as Gregory Neumunz)
  • Francis Panuccio known as key construction grip
  • Jane Patterson known as assistant property master (as Jane L. Patterson)
  • Gail-Marie Reilly-Costelli known as additional props
  • Danny Rovira known as construction coordinator
  • Nancy Scarangella known as charge scenic artist
  • Bartholomew Singer known as additional props
  • Amy Small known as art production assistant (as Amy Lynne Small)
  • William Smith known as set dresser
  • Jae Song known as artist
  • Sylvia Trapanese known as scenic artist
  • John Veltri known as set dresser
  • Adam Waltner known as art intern
  • Derek J.W. Wybourn known as set dresser (as Derek Wybourn)
  • Denis Zack known as set dresser (as Dennis Zack)
  • Robert Zorella known as additional art department coordinator


Production Companies:

  • Chapeau Films (presents)
  • Belladonna Productions (as Belladonna)
  • Olive Press Cinema

Other Companies:

  • D.R. Reiff & Associates  insurance provided by
  • Dance Manhattan  choreography: tango
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Du Art Digital  titles (as Duart Digital)
  • Eastern Effects Inc.  grip and electric equipment
  • Eat Catering  craft services
  • Goldcrest Post Production London  additional adr facility (as Goldcrest London)
  • Gotham Sound  walkies provided by
  • Gourmet To U  caterer
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Monkeyland Audio  additional adr facility
  • North Star Post & Sound  additional adr facility (as North Star Post)
  • Panavision  camera equipment (as Panavision NY)
  • Paws for Effect  animals by
  • SilverScreen Marine  marine coordination (as Silver Screen Marine)
  • Soundtrack  post sound facilities (as Soundtrack F/T)
  • Topo Customs  picture cars


  • Virgil Films & Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Arts Alliance (2009) (USA) (all media)
  • Cinemax (2009) (Hungary) (TV)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2009) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Olive Press Cinema (2009) (USA)

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Special Effects:

  • & Company

Visual Effects by:

  • Chris Gelles known as visual effects executive producer: & Company
  • David Isyomin known as visual effects supervisor: & Company
  • Morgan Miller known as digital fixes and clean-up

Release Date:

  • Brazil 26 September 2008 (Festival do Rio BR)
  • USA 13 February 2009 (limited)
  • Hungary 5 December 2009 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some violent images


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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