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When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  4 April 1993 (USA)
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A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

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Julia Jenz
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William Landis
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...
Skid Row Woman (as Karen Austin)
Babs Chula ...
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John B. Destry ...
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Jenn Griffin ...
Club Girl 1 (as Jennifer Griffin)
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Terence Kelly ...
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Center Woman 1 (as Michele Lonsdale-Smith)
Kevin McNulty ...
Sheelah Megill ...
Center Woman 2 (as Sheelagh Megill)
Rebecca Mullen ...
Club Girl 2
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Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow. The phone line is dead though. This is all part of the act as he has made his way inside and abducted the two children. Years later, Julia has become an introvertive college student. She claims the stalker is back haunting her. Enter Jill Johnson and now retired cop John Clifford, who have reunited to help Julia find the stalker. Can they stop him before he strikes again? Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Before there was "Scream," there was... the stranger.

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Rated R for terror/violence, and for some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was dedicated to actor Tony Beckley who played the villain in the original When a Stranger Calls (1979). See more »

Goofs

When John and Jill go back to Julia's apartment after she had been shot, there is fingerprint powder on the door and door locks. But when they go into the apartment, there are no more signs of fingerprint powder on any surface. Standard procedure would dictate checking the entire apartment for fingerprints. See more »

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Julia: Someone has been in my apartment and they've done things, little things, to let me know that he's there.
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"No one can see me now. No one hears me. I am invisible." For Tony Beckley See more »

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9 out of 10
10 August 1999 | by (Wakefield, England) – See all my reviews

J Campolongo more or less says it all. Tension is kept tight throughout, Walton really knows how to squeeze every once of suspense out of these kind of films. There's a few great twists (one of the main characters is knocked out of the action half way through). Nice to see the original stars once again especially Carol Kane who gives it her best & wont take any of this "Shes just a mixed up kid" crap from the cops. Wipes the floor with the first one which people really only remember when you quote the line "The calls are coming from inside the house!" 9 out of 10


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