Rent When a Stranger Calls on DVD

When a Stranger Calls

1979 Rated NR 1hr 37m

A petrified baby-sitter, a relentlessly ringing telephone and whispered threats set the stage for this suspense-packed, hair-raising chiller. A string of menacing phone calls unnerves baby-sitter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane). When a compulsive shamus (Charles Durning) enters the scene to nab the caller -- a deranged killer -- Jill thinks all is well. But seven years later, the maniac returns to ruthlessly torment Jill, who's now a wife and mother.

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Movie Details

  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.