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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

aka When a Stranger Calls

"Every babysitter's nightmare becomes real..."

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Details: 87 mins · English · PG-13 (USA)


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One of the worst movies I have ever seen

If I could give it a rating lower than half a star I would.

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Small Jill Johnson
Small Tiffany Madison
Small Stranger
Small Bobby
Small Ben Johnson
Small Dr. Mandrakis
Small Kelly Mandrakis
Small Detective Hines
Small Scarlet
Small Officer Burroughs
No_movie_poster Will Mandrakis
Small Allison Mandrakis
No_movie_poster Cody
No_movie_poster Rosa
No_movie_poster Parent
No_movie_poster Officer Lewis
No_movie_poster Boom Boom
No_movie_poster Track Coach
No_movie_poster Officer
No_movie_poster Man Calling Dog
Small Stranger
No_movie_poster Ben Johnson


No_movie_poster John Davis Producer
No_movie_poster Wyck Godfrey Producer
No_movie_poster Jon Gary Steele Production Design
No_movie_poster Simon West Director
No_movie_poster Nancy Nayor Casting
No_movie_poster Peter Menzies Jr. Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Jeff Betancourt Editor
No_movie_poster Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costume Design
No_movie_poster Jake Wade Wall Author
No_movie_poster Steve Feke Author
No_movie_poster Fred Walton Author
No_movie_poster Paddy Cullen Executive Producer
No_movie_poster James Dooley Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Ken Lemberger Producer
No_movie_poster Gerald Sullivan Art Direction
No_movie_poster John Davis Production
No_movie_poster Jake Wade Wall Writer
No_movie_poster Fred Walton Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Steve Feke Story Contributor


"Every babysitter's nightmare becomes real..."

"Whatever You Do, Don't Answer The Phone."


On one side of town, a babysitter and the kids she is babysitting are brutally murdered. The police find that the murderer used his bare hands to tear them to shreds.

Teenager Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle) who is going through a teenage crisis, having her boyfriend, Bobby (Brian Geraghty), cheat on her with her best friend Tiffany (Katie Cassidy), and going over 800 minutes on her cell phone, for which her dad, Ben (Clark Gregg), has her babysit for a wealthy family to pay the debt. The unfortunate timing causes Jill to miss out on a school bonfire which her other best friend, Scarlett (Tessa Thompson), is attending. Jill arrives at the elaborate Mandrakis House, which has a greenhouse built in the center. The parents (Derek de Lint and Kate Jennings Grant) show her around and give her their numbers, stating that they won't be back until midnight. As the kids are seen to be upstairs asleep, Jill soon begins to receive anonymous phone calls.

Tiffany visits but Jill, fearing getting into further trouble, asks her to leave. However, tree branches knocked down by the storm outside block the road. When Tiffany gets out to move them, she is attacked by an unknown figure. The calls continue, each one becoming more alarming, suggesting she is being watched. Jill calls the police, who tell her they can trace the calls if she is able to keep him on the line for one minute. While waiting for the caller to ring, Jill sees someone in the guesthouse. After seeing a light switch on, Jill quickly makes her way back to the house. The phone rings, after which the police hurriedly inform her that the calls are coming from inside the house.

Jill finds Tiffany's dead body in the upstairs bathroom while investigating an active shower, and is soon attacked. She gets the kids and they run into the greenhouse. Jill finds the housemaid dead as the attacker breaks in. They quickly escape and Jill manages to lock the man inside the greenhouse, but he finds an exit and attacks Jill. There is a struggle and Jill manages to burn the man's back and stab him in the hand with an iron poker, before rushing out of the house into the arms of a police officer.

As the stranger is taken by the police, his face is shown by the moonlight. Jill awakens in the psychiatric hospital and the phone rings. She lets it ring, worrying that the events will reoccur. She waits for a time and leaves the phone ring, the camera pans to her reflection in the mirror, revealing the stranger to be behind her. The man grabs Jill, who screams hysterically, but is shown to be restrained by the medical staff.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2006-02-03 : United States of America

DVD : 2006-05-16