When a Stranger Calls Back

When a Stranger Calls Back

Director: Fred Walton Cast: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen

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Another psychopath haunts another baby sitter in this made-for-TV sequel to the 1979 feature When a Stranger Calls. When prim schoolgirl Julia (Jill Schoelen) accepts a last-minute baby-sitting assignment from a doctor and his wife (Kevin McNulty and Cheryl Wilson), she follows all the rules: She studies diligently, checks often on the kids, and refuses to open the door for strangers -- even when a stranded motorist asks to come in and call his auto club. Julia offers to call for him, but the phone is dead, and rather than alert a strange man that she's without a link to the outside world, she lies and says they're on their way. The man returns to the door repeatedly, angrily wondering why help hasn't arrived; as he continues to badger Julia, she notices things aren't right in the house. Slips of paper disappear, doors mysteriously unlock themselves, the children vanish, and Julia barely escapes with her life. Five years later, Julia is an introverted college student with some heavy-duty locks on her door. Nevertheless, she starts getting that familiar feeling that something isn't right. Enter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane), survivor of a similar baby-sitting atrocity many years earlier. Now a guidance counselor at Julia's university, she offers to help the girl track down her stalker. With the help of an old friend, private eye John Clifford (Charles Durning), Jill picks up the trail of a disturbed ventriloquist (Gene Lythgow). But when Julia ends up with a bullet in her head in an apparent suicide attempt, even John thinks Jill's investigation is a wild goose chase. Reuniting stars Carol Kane and Charles Durning with writer/director Fred Walton, When a Stranger Calls Back features another horror veteran in its cast. Jill Schoelen previously starred in 1990's Popcorn.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2019
UPC: 0826663198256
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 2,976

Special Features

NEW interviews with director Fred Walton and actors Carol Kane and Jill Schoelen NEW scan and restoration of Fred Walton's original short film, The Sitter

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carol Kane Jill
Charles Durning Actor
Jill Schoelen Julia
Gene Lythgow Actor
Karen Austin Actor
Babs Chula Actor
Deborah Foreman Elegant Woman in Bar
Duncan Fraser Actor
Gary Jones Actor
Terence Kelly Actor
Kevin McNulty Actor
Bobby Stewart Actor
Jerry Wasserman Actor

Technical Credits
Fred Walton Director,Screenwriter
Chris August Production Designer
Jonathan Blackshaw Makeup Special Effects
Clifford Capone Costumes/Costume Designer
Marilyn Carbone Makeup
Doug Chapin Executive Producer
Sally Dennison Casting
David Geddes Cinematographer
Dana Kaproff Score Composer
Clyde Kotz Art Director
Sid Kozak Casting
Barry Krost Executive Producer
Patrice Leung Asst. Director
David Lloyd Editor
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Ralph Parker Sound Mixer
Dianne Pelletier Makeup
Joel Ransom Camera Operator
Lisa Richardson Production Manager
Tom Rowe Producer
Patrick Rush Casting

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When a Stranger Calls Back 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best psychological terrors I have ever seen. This is one of those movies where you lose your breathe and shout out-loud ''GET OUT OF THERE!!!''. This movie also doesn't give itself away by using scarey music. I can remember the first time I saw this movie, I slept with the lights on and when I watch today......I watch it during daylight hours!!!! Enjoy!!!!