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Cellular (2004)

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.

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Cast

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Marilyn Mooney
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Irate Customer #1
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Young Security Guard
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Chase Ellis Bloch ...
Timid Boy (as Chase Bloch)
Chelsea Ellis Bloch ...
Surf Girl's Friend (as Chelsea Bloch)
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Chloe's Chilly Friend
Robin Brenner ...
Excitable Customer
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Craig Martin
Paige Cannon ...
Girl at Concert
Nikki Christian ...
Porsche Girl
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Young Guard
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Aging Security Guard
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Dana Bayback
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Storyline

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. Written by Tru Blu

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If the signal dies so does she.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Call  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,100,571, 12 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,003,620, 12 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,422,687
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In 2008 a Chinese remake was filmed: Connected. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan is in the boathouse, he does not appear to be wet after diving into the water. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the closing credits show cast and crew names on cellular telephone screens. See more »

Connections

References Final Destination (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinnerman
Traditional, adapted by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I couldn't have written a worse screenplay if I tried
23 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie Cellular last night because the people I was with refused to go to the independent movie theater in my town and see Silver City. What a mistake and a waste of time. This movie starts of with Kim Basinger sending her kid of to school. We have no character development we are never introduced to a setting and the plot is just trash. As soon as Basinger goes home she gets kidnapped. She then uses a broken phone to call a random number, she reaches a young man and gets him to do all these absurd things for her in the pretense that she has been kidnapped. This is a waste of time for everyone and the writing, dialogue, and action are horrible.


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