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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  3 February 2006 (USA)
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During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

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Jill Johnson is being forced to babysit at a BIG house all by herself for exceeding her telephone minutes. Then all of a sudden a stranger calls making these weird remarks. Jill decides to call the police to trace the call. Jill is freaked out when she finds out that the call is coming from inside the house! Jill runs in a hurry trying to get the children and leave. Will Jill make it in the house in time? Will she live? Well you just have to watch the movie to find out! Written by Crmn_Stvns

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Rated PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,607,203 (USA) (3 February 2006)

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$174,153 (South Africa) (7 July 2006)
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The front of the Mandrakis' house was built at an unused reservoir, while the interior was in a studio. See more »

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After tracing the call, Officer Burroughs tells Jill the calls are coming from inside the house. When Jill drops the phone, you can see the picture of the wallpaper and 'Handset 2' on the screen with Burroughs still talking in the close shot of the phone. This would not appear if the phone was still on the line. See more »

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Officer Burroughs: Jill, we've just traced the call... its coming from inside the house!
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Just as good as the original
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen the original when I was 13 (and, yes, I was stupid enough to watch it while babysitting!), I was excited to see this remake.

Camilla Bell did a great job as Jill Johnson. And the fact that a teen horror flick could be made in the year 2006 without tremendous vulgarity and gore, made it even that much stronger of a film. I had a great time trying not to chew my fingernails off!

This film won't win anyone an Oscar, but it is entertaining and worth the matinée price ticket I bought to see it. I think girls around the world should watch the original and the remake...and then determine to never babysit again.

All I can say is, I'm glad I'm too old to babysit! There's just something about being in a dark creepy house with sleeping kids that makes this movie classic. No blood, no gore...just good psychological fun! WINNER!


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