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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jill Johnson
... Stranger
... Tiffany
... Scarlet
... Bobby
... Ben Johnson
... Dr. Mandrakis
... Kelly Mandrakis
... Officer Burroughs
... Will Mandrakis
... Allison Mandrakis
... Detective Hines
... Officer Lewis
... Boom Boom
... Track Coach
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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,607,203, 5 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,860,214, 19 March 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,106,773
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Trivia

Screen Gems had greenlit a sequel rumored to be titled "When a Stranger Returns" in which Hayden Panettiere was to play the babysitter. Screen Gems later cancelled the project. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is running back from the guest house, before dropping the flashlight, you see a straight, continuous beam of light in front of her however, when the camera angle changes, it reveals her flashlight bobbing up and down as she pumps her arms to run. See more »

Quotes

Jill Johnson: Tiffany, I know it's you. I can see your name on Caller ID, genius.
Voice of the Stranger: This isn't Tiffany.
Jill Johnson: Who is this?
Voice of the Stranger: [pause] Who is this?
Jill Johnson: Cody?
Voice of the Stranger: Who's Cody?
Jill Johnson: You better cut this out!
[stranger hangs up]
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Lock It
Written by Joe Faraci
Performed by Faraci
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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wretchedly awful
5 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I'm not even get creative with the review. it sucked.

The use of this amazing house, waste of time. It was a distraction by the director to give you something interesting or pretty to look at.

Camilla Belle has about as much charisma and screen presence as my last yeast infection.

Simon West's DGA card needs to be confiscated.

I hate whoever greenlit this.

I did not pay to see it. I snuck in.

Hollywood please stop.

Seriously, no more garbage.


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