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Starting a new life in the big city, Mitch meets Amy while out with co-workers. Amy, a woman out of his league, draws him into an exciting romance. Soon, Mitch finds himself accused of murder and on the run, relentlessly pursued by both the law and an unknown killer. Confronted by both his past and his present, Mitch must find an ultimate solution before time runs out!
"Fatal Call" tells the story of Mitch who is trying to start a new life in a new town with new friends. One day while he is out having some drinks he meets the beautiful Amy. They seem to have a lot in common(perhaps too much), it doesn't take the two very long to find romance but what Mitch doesn't know is that Amy is married. After finding out that Amy has a husband things begin to go downhill for Mitch and before long he is being investigated for murder while at the same time running for his life from someone who is out to kill him.
There are a few things that strike you right from the start of the film, one is that it does a lot of jumping around from present time to flashbacks in order to tell the story properly. When a film tells its story this way it can very easily become messy and confusing but Writer/Director, Jack Snyder did a great job at telling the story and filling in the gaps while still keeping the important stuff hidden away. Just when you think you have it all figured out another twist is tossed in to throw you off guard again. I really enjoyed the film a lot, it is a clever, well-written story that provides the right mix of action, suspense and mystery to keep you engaged the entire time.
Another reason why the film was so enjoying was the terrific cast. Danielle Harris, Jason London and Kevin Sorbo are all amazing in lead roles and Lochlyn Munro is very funny as the detective assigned to the case. He may not do much crime solving but him and his partner provide some funny moments along the way. Production wise the film is what you expect from an Indie, there is nothing terrific about it but it looks and sounds good none the less.
I am not going to go into Major details regarding the plot here so not to ruin the film for those waiting to see it when it comes to DVD on 7/23 but I will say that it is an entertaining film that will keep you glued to the screen the entire. It does a great job at keeping you guessing and wanting to no more. If you like a good thriller with a bit of mystery and action tossed in then I highly recommend checking this out. You can Pre-order the DVD HERE.
"Fatal Call" isn't a great film but it doesn't try to be one either. It sets out to be a thriller that entertains and it does just that.
Released by MTI Home Video
*** 1/2 Out Of *****