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Fatal Call
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Directed By
Jack Snyder

Written By:
Jack Snyder

Jason London, Danielle Harris, Kevin Sorbo, Lochlyn Munro, Jimmy Chung, Vis Brown, Joe Hammerstone, Mike Ketcher, Jilanne Klaus, Autumn Rose Rinaldi, Heather Schlitt, Jack Snyder, Erik A. Williams

Fatal Call (2013)
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Movie Review by Mike Thomas
June 2nd, 2013

Double Double Double Cross

Favorite Movie Quote: "What did you say about the truth?"

Mitch Harwell (Jason London, "Dazed and Confused") is not having a very good day. His car run off the road, being chased by some street punks, and pursued by a very determined killer, Mitch has very few options for escape. Flash back to three weeks ago, and we find how he got into this mess, and what he needs to survive.

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FATAL CALL, the Jack Snyder-written and directed thriller, and the latest entry in the MTI library, is a taut little tale, full of misdirection, double cross, and betrayal, with very little filler of extraneous story. London is the fall guy, set up for the murder of Amy Hannison (Danielle Harris, HALLOWEEN 4: The RETURN of MICHAEL MYERS)'s, husband, but by whom - is the delicious part of the film. Kevin Sorbo ("Andromeda," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") plays Ric, a dirty detective involved in the intrigue. Mitch's friends, Ted (Joel Lewis), a work associate, and Simon (Jimmy Chung), a childhood friend, are sucked into this complicated plot.

One sits back and just chuckles to one's self at every revelation and double cross, as Mitch's options are either cut off or eliminated. The police, as you may expect, are useless, even the one's who are genuinely trying to find the truth. Lochlyn Munro (WHITE CHICKS) is Det. Zyler, a clean cop, but fairly jaded and completely clueless. There was a side story involving the previously mentioned hooligans; they contributed nothing to the story, except for being "red shirts," and to demonstrate the ruthlessness of Mitch's stalker. Except for that extraneous aside, the pieces all fit together, into a surprise that is hallmark of any decent thriller.

On my personal rating scale of with "5" being drop everything and see the movie now; if you're female, bear the producers' children and "0" being burn down the theater, murder the movie staff, and violate their dog, this movie earns a "4," using my Patented Bell Curve for Independent Films. FATAL CALL more than satisfies the thriller junkie's need for a good story, and the actors just had a great time bringing in the action. It is a real fun film.

FATAL CALL is unrated, but has "tasteful" nudity, and some sexual situations; some violent content, but no real sex, language, or gore. If you want a good story, with none of the filler needed to complement a weaker story, FATAL CALL is your movie.

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