When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

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Director: Simon West

Cast: Camilla Belle, Tessa Thompson

     
 

A teenage girl becomes a demented serial killer's prey in this big-budget remake of the 1979 thriller that became a TV late-show favorite. When a Stranger Calls takes its title and basic premise from the original, which -- for its first 15 minutes or so -- featured Carol Kane as a frazzled babysitter plagued by creepy, invasive phoneSee more details below

Overview

A teenage girl becomes a demented serial killer's prey in this big-budget remake of the 1979 thriller that became a TV late-show favorite. When a Stranger Calls takes its title and basic premise from the original, which -- for its first 15 minutes or so -- featured Carol Kane as a frazzled babysitter plagued by creepy, invasive phone calls. This time around, the doe-eyed Camilla Belle plays Jill Johnson, a high-schooler dealing with the usual set of crises: an unfaithful boyfriend, a bitchy best friend, and an over-the-limit cell phone bill. In order to pay for the latter, her father (Clark Gregg) has committed her to a babysitting gig with a wealthy family. At the isolated, palatial house, Jill settles in for a night of no-stress kid-watching. But it isn't long before someone starts anonymously calling the house with creepy, increasingly specific messages. Jill doesn't rule out anyone, but it becomes clear that whomever it is, he or she is watching her, and may be closer than she even suspects.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2006
UPC:
0043396145108
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
16,593

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Director and cast commentary; "The Making of When a Stranger Calls" featurette; Writer's commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Camilla Belle Jill Johnson
Tommy Flanagan Stranger,the Stranger
Tessa Thompson Scarlet
Brian Geraghty Bobby
Clark Gregg Mr. Johnson
Derek de Lint Dr. Mandrakis
Kate Jennings Grant Mrs. Mandrakis
David Denman Officer Burroughs
Arthur Young Will Mandrakis
Madeline Carroll Allison Mandrakis
Steve Eastin Detective Hines
Lance Henriksen Voice of the Stranger

Technical Credits
Simon West Director
Glenn Berkovitz Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Betancourt Editor
Paddy Cullen Executive Producer
Steve Danton Asst. Director
John Davis Producer
Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Dooley Score Composer
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Ken Lemberger Producer
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
Nancy Nayor Casting
Jon Gary Steele Production Designer
Gerry Sullivan Art Director
Jake Wade Wall Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- When a Stranger Calls
1. Start [3:28]
2. Grim Loss of Innocence [2:06]
3. Slow Second, Fast Minutes [3:43]
4. Lessons of Responsibility [2:54]
5. Touring the Good Life [3:58]
6. Making Herself at Home [3:53]
7. Ominous Silence [4:19]
8. State of Alarm [5:03]
9. Sharper Eye on the House [4:24]
10. A Surprise Visitor [2:52]
11. Out on a Limb [3:13]
12. Bad Receptions [6:23]
13. Ring Around the Rosa [2:43]
14. Checking the Children [1:51]
15. "He Can See Me" [2:54]
16. Not So Perfect Timing [2:23]
17. Called to the Guest House [3:36]
18. Running Scared [1:26]
19. Hard to Be Brave [4:02]
20. Lights Out [2:50]
21. Hidden Surprise [2:28]
22. Trapped in a Glass Box [1:26]
23. Submerged Struggle [2:47]
24. A Hairy Reversal [1:52]
25. Face to Face With Fear [2:06]
26. Caught Isn't Enough [2:06]
27. Alone in Fear [2:15]
28. Nightmare Never Ends [3:43]

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