When A Stranger Calls

Synopsis: Jill Johnson is being forced to babysit at a BIG house all by herself for exceeding her telephone minutes. Then all of a sudden a stranger calls making these weird remarks. Jill decides to call the police to trace the call. Jill is freaked out when she finds out that the call is coming from inside the house! Jill runs in a hurry trying to get the children and leave. Will Jill make it out of the house in time? Will she live? Well you just have to watch the movie to find out!
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Simon West
Production: Screen Gems
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min


Is that Alice?

No, I think you've got

the wrong number.

Well, what's your name?

This is Stacy.

Wh--? Who is this?




Who is this?

-Hey, Mr. Wlson.

-Hey, Dennis.

A.J. Charlie. Katherine.



Andrew Joseph.


Charlie? Katherine.



Please stop calling me.

Wait. Let's see it.

-I'm winning you.

-Come on, you guys.

Hello, sir.

We have a 44-year-old

white female....

What's going on?

We were patrolling a block away

when the call came.

-Who made the call?

-I'm not sure, sir.

-Well, where did you find them?

-Upstairs bedroom.

-Hey, Harv.

-Hey, Hines. You're growing a beard.

-Yes, I am.

-Makes you look--

Old and fat. I know, I've heard.

-Where am I going, Lewis?

-Just around here, sir.

-What did the coroner say?

-He's still here, wading through it all.

Wading through it all?

-You need gloves, sir?

-Yeah. Give them to me.

That's a bedroom

round to your left.

-What was the murder weapon?

-That's just it.


There wasn't one.

Nice, nice. Come on, get that.

Sorry, coach.

You're not concentrating, Jill.

You can make 24 seconds.

We both know you can.

Just focus on something

in the distance, and then--

Run for it like nothing else exists.


Okay. Good practice, ladies.

Hit the showers.

-Hey, Jill.

-Hey, Boom Boom.

I'm sorry, your seice

has been temporarily interrupted.

If this is an emergency,

please dial 91 1.


Come on, Jill.

You just gonna ignore me forever?

Sounds good to me.

I tried to call you last night,

but your cell phone was tweaked.

-We need to talk.

-Bobby, we've talked.

Seventy-four minutes yesterday,

...and 256 the day before that.

-Just hear me out.

-I saw you with her.

Well, what else is there to discuss?

She kissed me.

I keep telling you that.

-I barely even remember it, anyway.

-Wait, so you let her kiss you.


-Later, Bobby.

Am I gonna see you tonight?

-Did you hang tough?

-I hung.

I don't want you

giving in to those blue eyes.

I'm not gonna give in.

You know, that's just the worst lion

I've ever seen, I gotta tell you.

It's.... I know.

So, what time are you

picking us up tonight?

I'm not picking anyone up.

-What do you mean?

-I'm grounded.

All because you went over

your minutes?

-Yep. Thanks to that jerk.

-I thought they were gonna wait...

-...till after the bonfire.

-So did l.

Hey, guys.

-Guys, this is so high school.

-Scarlet, we're in high school.

Anyway, they're making me

pay it off.

-Yeah, I have to babysit. Tonight.


Who needs some

stupid bonfire party, anyway?

It's just a bunch of skanks and jerks

acting like idiots, right?

So Mom was able to get the tickets.

I was kind of hoping

they'd be sold-out.

Just be glad you're not going.

It's baroque chamber music.

Since the concert isn't over

until after midnight...

...Dr. Mandrakis will

drive you home, okay?

I could have at least

driven myself, Dad.

Jill, you went over by 800 minutes.

Do you know how much that cost us?

-At least you could wait until after 8:.00.

-I know.

-I always do.

-Except this time you didn't.

That's-- That's not fair, Dad.

You know why.

Sweetheart, I know. But still....

Wha--? So if I drove myself, you think

I'd have just bailed and not shown up?

It's one month, Jill.

No phone, no car.

Besides, I don't want you driving

home alone this far so late at night.


-...they really live pretty far out here.


-You gonna be okay out here alone?

-Depends what they have TiVo-ed.

Guess I should have been a doctor.

Just think of this

as learning responsibility.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "When A Stranger Calls" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Mar. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/when_a_stranger_calls_23308>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    When A Stranger Calls

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.