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When a Stranger Calls

1979, Fred Walton


When a Stranger Calls is a 1979 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Fred Walton, co-written by Steve Feke, and starring Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Colleen Dewhurst and Tony Beckley. Its plot follows Jill Johnson, a young woman terrorized by a psychopathic killer while babysitting, the killer's subsequent stalking of another woman, and his return to torment Jill years later and also the detective trying to track him down. Rachel Roberts, Ron O'Neal, Carmen Argenziano, and Rutanya Alda appear in supporting roles. The film derives its story from the classic folk legend of "the babysitter and the man upstairs".

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