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Final Call - Wenn er auflegt, muß sie sterben (Cellular)
U.S.A. 2004

Opening 3 Feb 2005

Directed by: David R. Ellis
Writing credits: Larry Cohen, Chris Morgan
Principal actors: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Noah Emmerich, William H. Macy, Jason Statham

In these modern times, there seems to be nothing more important than having a cellular phone. Everyone has one, and the things that those phones can do! Why cellular phones can even save lives!!!! In this action thriller director David R. Ellis goes all out to explore the functionality of the cellular phone. This film moves at a pace that reminds you of the film Speed and probably will appeal to the same kind of audience. Biology teacher Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) brings her child to the school bus, returns home where the house cleaner is killed, and is then kidnapped and taken to an attic somewhere where there is an antique phone which has been smashed to pieces. She manages to make it work and connects to stud-boy Ryan (Chris Evans). Since he is arrogant and egotistical, he simply wants to hang up the phone but in the end drives all around L.A. to save the lives of Jessica Martin and her entire family. Ryan steals and crashes several cars, trying to unravel the mystery, while Jessica is fighting her way out of the attic. The plot evolves to a level of ridiculousness that I have not seen in quite a while. Perhaps this film is more hysterical in English but in German, it ended with a DEAD TONE. My favorite line was at the end when Jessica says to Ryan "Is there any thing I can do for you since you saved our lives?” He answers “Don’t call.” (Shelly Schoeneshoefer)

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