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03rd Jun 2024

An absolutely breakneck thriller movie is on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

The very tense thriller stars an Oscar winner.

Our TV movie pick for tonight is The Call, the absolutely breakneck thriller from 2013 starring Oscar-winner Halle Berry.

In the film, she plays Jordan, a veteran operator for an emergency call-centre who saves lives daily as part of her job.

“When a young woman’s frantic report of a prowler ends tragically, Jordan is devastated. She decides to pack it in on the front lines and instead teach others the ropes of the high-pressure job,” the plot synopsis reads.

“But when a call from a kidnapped teen (Abigail Breslin) comes in, Jordan takes charge as never before and turns the girl into a partner in helping to save her life.”

Also co-starring Morris Chestnut (Boys n the Hood), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and a very scary Michael Eklund (Bates Motel), The Call was directed by B-movie maestro Brad Anderson (The Machinist, TransSiberian and Session 9).

And it’s well-worth a look thanks to its gripping story, propulsive direction and great performances all around.

The Call is airing on TV tonight on Virgin Media One. It is also available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play, Microsoft, Rakuten TV and the Sky Store.

Check out its trailer right here:

Here are the other movies on TV tonight:

Gangs of New York – Film4 – 9pm

We’re still waiting on the planned TV show adaptation of this Martin Scorsese-directed period crime epic.

Howl – Legend Xtra – 9pm

This 2015 British horror follows passengers on a train who must band together to survive after being attacked by a werewolf.

Assassination Games – Legend – 9pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins headline this decently received direct-to-DVD action flick.

The Gift – TG4 – 9.30pm

We recently recommended Baby Reindeer fans to check out this incredible stalker thriller starring Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall.

Downton Abbey – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

The 2019 big screen spin-off of the hit British drama series.

The Tourist – Sky Showcase – 10.15pm

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in this romantic thriller that was torn to shreds by critics upon release in 2010.

From the Dark – Legend Xtra – 10.55pm

In this 2014 horror, a couple (Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell) on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

RoboCop 2 – Sky Sci-Fi – 11pm

This sequel to the classic action sci-fi is a mixed bag.

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