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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 3 February 2006 (USA)
During a 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 out of 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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Horror | Thriller

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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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Cuando un extraño llama  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$47,860,214 (USA) (17 March 2006)
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Film debut of Tessa Thompson, Katie Cassidy, and Madeline Carroll. See more »

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When the Mandrakises were about to leave for dinner, Dr Mandrakis opens the door then goes back to activate the alarm system behind the door. In between shots, the door goes from open to closed magically. See more »

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Officer Burroughs: Has he been using threatening language?
Jill Johnson: No, sometimes he doesn't even say anything, he just keeps on calling.
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Referenced in Mom: Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries (2014) See more »

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Lock It
Written by Joe Faraci
Performed by Faraci
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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Just Hang Up...

Once in a great while I will watch a movie that completely surprises me. One that comes out of nowhere to be a bit of rousing entertainment. One that is pure fun from beginning to end. Well folks, When A Stranger Calls is NOT that movie. It is an unbelievable stupid and far fetched remake of the much better 1979 horror camp classic. Our lead heroine Jill is forced to babysit after going over her cell phone minutes and is harassed by telephone calls from a mysterious caller. Every cliché in the world is used here from the stupid cat-jumping-out-of-a-hidden-spot to the car that won't start to the killer can be anywhere at anytime. This movie is bad...not even bad in a "so bad it's good way" more in a "so bad it's boring way." Skip this godawful film and save your movie for something else. You'll thank me later, trust me on this. Grade: D-


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