‘Don’t Hang Up’ Movie Brings Record Viewers to Bounce TV

Don't Hang Up (Credit: Bounce TV)

Bounce TV’s crime thriller Don’t Hang Up became the network’s most-watched original movie in its 10-year history.

According to Nielsen figures, nearly one million viewers watched the film’s premiere airings. The movie debuted on March 20 at 8 p.m. ET, and saw an increase of viewers in its timeslot by 38 percent.

Wendell Pierce leads the cast of the film as a father named Chris who desperately tries to find his daughter (Eden Cupid) after he gets a harrowing call that she’s been kidnapped with a demand for a ransom. Chris is ordered by the kidnappers to complete a series of missions to get her back, all while maintaining one deceptively simple rule: Don’t hang up. His wife Tracy (Lauren Holly) calls the police and puts his daughter’s safe return in jeopardy. Over 24 hours, Chris is on a twisted odyssey to get his daughter back.

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“As an actor, I always look for opportunities to do good work with good material. Don’t Hang Up is a film that meets this standard,” Pierce said in a previous statement about the movie. “I’ve always wanted to do a thriller, where an ordinary man is thrown into an extraordinary situation.”

Don’t Hang Up is based on true events and directed by J.B. Sugar from a screenplay by Byl Caruthers and produced by Sugar and Ella Myers for No Equal Entertainment. The film is currently streaming on the Brown Sugar app.

Watch a clip from the movie below.