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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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Whatever You Do, Don't Answer The Phone. See more »

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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) (5 February 2006)

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$47,860,214 (USA) (19 March 2006)
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Director Simon West opted not to show the crime scene Detective Hines has to see at the beginning of the movie to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »

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When escaping, Tiffany gets into a Toyota Matrix. Yet when she goes to lock the doors, the locks are not of Toyota make. See more »

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Jill Johnson: It's beautiful.
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Remake of When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Lock It
Written by Joe Faraci
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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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