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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

When Tiffany (Katie Cassidy) first appears in the movie, she's stirring a jar of red paint while standing next to Scarlet - behind them are several jars of red tinted paints. The name for a woman who is promiscuous or loose is is often referred to as "a scarlet woman", a subtle reference to what Tiffany has done to betray Jill. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jill is in the Guest House and answers the phone, when she hangs it up we get a look at the screen on it. You can clearly see that the battery is almost empty, but she just picked it up off the charging station a minute ago. See more »

Quotes

Jill Johnson: [phone rings] Hello?
[no answer]
Jill Johnson: [sighs] Mandrakis Residence.
Voice of the Stranger: Have you checked the children?
Jill Johnson: What
[stranger hangs up. Jill runs and checks on the children. Comes Back downstairs]
Jill Johnson: [phone rings] Hello?
Voice of the Stranger: [pauses] How were the children?
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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 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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