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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)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando un extraño llama  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,607,203 (USA) (5 February 2006)

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$47,860,214 (USA) (19 March 2006)
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Trivia

During the opening credits, two neighbors great each other by their names; Mr. Wilson and Dennis. An obvious reference to _Dennis the Menace (1993)_ . See more »

Goofs

After Jill sees her friends body on bathroom floor, she slides down the shower curtain sliding it to a folded state. When she gets back up to run out of the room, the shower curtain is in the exact position it was in before she pushed it aside. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Remake of When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Lock It
Written by Joe Faraci
Performed by Faraci
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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i watched this film out of morbid curiosity....
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

and i really wanted to hate it. i so adored the original and found it offensive that it was being remade, that whole 'you cant mess with perfection' idea in my head. i came away from it with the distinct impression that the director had only the highest regard for the original film and total respect for the filmmaker. the new version tries to update the story for the 21st century and actually has some interesting takes on how modern technology can be used for scary elements. the smart house motion sensored lights added a nice touch as did caller id when its not who it says it is! although they tried too hard to bulk up the story with unnecessary side nonense and the timing was off, i give the man high marks for effort and his obvious attention to the integrity of the original work.


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