The 911 operator is an incredibly important but entirely marginal figure in American popular culture. This character facilitates countless movie and television plots -- connecting victims to police offers -- but receives almost none of their own. What does it take to do this job? How does it weigh on the people who perform it? When 'The Call' slows down from its breathless (and, ultimately, brainless) thriller pace, it asks some interesting questions.
A veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, and soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.