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When a Stranger Calls

Shortly after Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle) takes up her post as babysitter in an isolated country residence, she begins receiving strange phone calls. The prank is annoying at first, but escalates to sheer terror when the police trace the line and discover it is coming from inside the house. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 02 Feb 2006
Video Release: 15 May 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Babysitting jobs don’t always go so wrong. Seven girls take on a group project to provide a daycare service for desperate families in The Babysitters Club. If things that go bump-in-the-night make you nervous, you might want to settle for a milder scare in Monsters Inc..

Home Video Extra Features

It may take most of the movie to find out who’s on the other end of the phone, but you can discover practically everything you ever wanted to know about When a Stranger Calls from the bonus features on the DVD. These include a featurette that takes you behind the scenes, deleted scenes, a commentary by the director and cast, as well as comments from the scriptwriters. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, the audio track is available in English, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.

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