September 10th, 2004



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A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 6.5/10 (43,260 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director: David R. Ellis

Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham

A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.

Writers: Larry Cohen, Chris Morgan

Caroline Aaron - Marilyn Mooney
Kim Basinger - Jessica Martin
Brenda Ballard - Irate Customer #1
Will Beinbrink - Young Security Guard
Jessica Biel - Chloe
Chase Bloch - Timid Boy
Chelsea Bloch - Surf Girl's Friend
Chantille Boudousque - Chloe's Chilly Friend
Robin Brenner - Excitable Customer
Richard Burgi - Craig Martin
Paige Cannon - Girl at Concert
Nikki Christian - Porsche Girl
John Churchill - Young Guard
Greg Collins - Aging Security Guard
Valerie Cruz - Dana Bayback

Taglines: If the signal dies so does she.


Official Website: Metropolitan Filmexport [France] | New Line Cinema [United States] |

Release Date: 10 September 2004

Filming Locations: 527 Loring Ave, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,100,571 (USA) (12 September 2004) (2749 Screens)

Gross: $56,422,687 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

When Jason Statham threatens Kim Basinger with his belt, her fear is genuine, because she did not know in advance what would happen. Instead, she asked Statham to "surprise her." They got the shot on the first take.

Crew or equipment visible: When the mobile gives a low signal, seconds later in the attic you see a moving shadow of a crewman, since Kim is the only one there and she is not moving at the time.

[first lines]
Ricky Martin: Mom, will you still be a science teacher when I get into high school?
Jessica Martin: Hmm... You never know. Why?
Ricky Martin: 'Cause I think it'd be kind of weird to have your mom as a teacher.

User Review

An exhilarating thrill ride!

Rating: 8/10

Awesome flick! Kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The plot twists were surprisingly convincing and I didn't have to stretch too far to suspend disbelief. It way outshone my expectations and I found myself swept right up in the action. The acting was superb and the direction kept us moving from nail-biting suspense to laughing at the stereotyped ignorant store clerks, nasty lawyers and others that are encountered at various points in the script. What a great balance of believable and amusing! We had the greatest time enjoying this film. The parts that weren't so believable were very satisfying and the parts that were believable were incredibly suspenseful. The point is, the whole thing made for a terrific package. No, you won't go home a better person for having seen this. And you won't carry the images with you or ponder great philosophies because of it. It's not a To Kill a Mockingbird of Of Mice and Men, but it is a wonderful escape from all you problems for a couple hours and you'll feel like you've been on the most exhilarating thrill ride you could find in the park! All thumbs up for this one!


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