Mr. Harrigan’s phone: Netflix movie ending explained | FAME

WARNING, SPOILER ALERT. Based on the novel of the same name by StephenKing from the collection “La sangre manda” (“If it bleeds” in the original language), “Mr. Harrigan’s phone(“Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone”) is a Netflix horror film The story follows Craig (Jaeden Martell), a boy who, after the death of his mother, takes a job reading books for an elderly millionaire, Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland).

After a few years, Craig is already a teenager and continues to work for Mr. Harrigan. In fact, he enjoys the time he spends with the businessman. For Christmas, the father of the protagonist of the film, written and directed by John Lee Hancock, gives him his first iPhone, and the first thing he does with his new phone is call Sutherland’s character to say hello.

With the prize of a lottery ticket, he buys Mr. Harrigan an iPhone so they can communicate. Although the old man seems disinterested, Craig shows him that he can use it to review his stock market investments and read the latest business news, so he happily accepts.

Craig shows Mr. Harrigan how to use a cell phone
Craig introduces Mr. Harrigan in “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” on how to use the phone (Photo: Netflix)


When Craig tells Mr. Harrigan he’s having some troubles at school, the old man makes him promise to get rid of his enemies with no guilt or remorse. Although the teenager does not understand the meaning of these words, he promises.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Harrigan dies of a heart attack, leaving Craig heartbroken. During the funeral, the protagonist of “Mr. Harrigan’s phone‘ says goodbye to his friend and puts the iPhone he’s been given in his coffin. That same night he writes to her that he will miss their evenings together.

And the next day he receives a letter in which the old millionaire tells him that he has left him a foundation that will enable him to study without any worries and that he will also miss the afternoons spent together. He finds these words very strange, but prefers to concentrate on his studies and the prom.

After school bully Kenny Yankovich ruins his evening, Craig calls Mr. Harrigan to tell him what happened. The next day, she receives news that Kenny has died in a strange way, and she can’t help but feel guilty. However, Teacher Hart calms him down.

Messages and calls from “Mr. Harrigan’s phoneThey don’t stop tormenting him, so he decides to buy a new iPhone and get rid of the old one.. However, he changes his mind at the last minute and keeps the old phone, but hides it in a box that he places at the top of his closet.

Craig calls Mr. Harrington back

When Craig is studying journalism in college, he gets an unexpected call. His father informs him about the death of the teacher Hart in a car accident. The young man returns to his town for the funeral and finds that the person responsible has been sent to a luxurious rehabilitation clinic instead of jail.

Angry at this injustice, Craig searches for his old phone and calls Mr. Harrigan to ask him to get rid of the culprit behind his favorite teacher’s death. Although she regrets it almost immediately, it’s too late, Deane Whitmore is found dead in her room.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Ms. Hart in the film
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Ms. Hart in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (Photo: Netflix)


What happens to Craig?

Racked with guilt, Craig finally decides to get rid of his old cell phone. Despite throwing the phone his father gave him into the water, he keeps the new one because he admits it’s a way to communicate with the rest of the world. Afterwards he visits Mr. Harrigan’s grave and bids him farewell.

It also tries to understand the cryptic messages it sends you. The young man thinks he’s asking him to stop because he’s hurting the old man, or maybe because he’s hurting himself. Anyway, he excuses himself and leaves.

Before leaving the cemetery, he visits his mother’s grave, something he had not done before because of the pain it caused him. He admits it was a way of not thinking about that tragedy

Craig decided to get rid of his cell phone at the end of the film.
Craig decided to get rid of his cell phone at the end of the movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (Photo: Netflix)

Why did Mr. Harrigan choose Craig?

In the opening minutes of “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” Craig wonders why the old man picked him and finds the answer at the end of the Netflix film. Thanks to the memories Harrigan hid in his closet, the young man realizes that his friend lost his mother when he was a child.

And when he saw Craig going through a similar situation, he understood what he felt and what he needed: an excuse to get out of the house and not be alone.

Donald Sutherland as Mr Harrigan in the film
Donald Sutherland as Mr. Harrigan in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (Photo: Netflix)



“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is available on Netflix October 5, 2022Therefore, all you need is a subscription to the popular streaming platform to watch the film, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.


The film examines the life of craiga young man living in a small town whose life changes when he meets her Mr Harrigan, a reclusive billionaire much older than himself. The two form an unexpected friendship thanks to their love of books and reading. However, a series of events will soon occur that will disrupt Craig’s routine.

After Mr. Harrigan’s death and funeral, Craig feels grief for his friend. However, he soon finds that this isn’t the end as he strangely can still communicate with his dead friend via an iPhone. Is it a device failure or is it really a message from beyond? This supernatural and coming-of-age story shows that some connections never die.



  • Directed by John Lee Hancock
  • Producers: Jason Blum, Carla Hacken, Ryan Murphy
  • Screenplay: John Lee Hancock
  • Based on Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone
  • Photography: John Schwartzman
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Thriller and Fantasy
  • English language


Mr. Harrigan’s phone” stars Jaeden Martell, who plays Craig, a teenager he befriends an old man who gives a mobile phone. After the death of his old friend, the young man continues to call him Tell him about the people who torment him. However, he soon finds out Mr. Harrigan’s spirit maintains a connection to the phone, he was buried with and uses it to hunt down his stalkers.

This isn’t the first time Jaeden Martell has acted in a adaptation of the work of the famous author, StephenKing. To learn more about him, CLICK HERE.


It is not the first time that a work by StephenKing used as the basis for a volume or a series, it is not surprising Netflix Choose the “Master of Terror” for your productions.

However, the tapes are not always faithful recreations, as is the case with “Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone”. KNOW MORE HERE.

The series is based on the book
The series is based on the book “If it bleeds” by Stephen King (Photo: Imdb)


As part of the Month of Witches premieres, Netflix released Mr. Harrigan’s Phone”, a horror and suspense film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, known as the “Master of Terror” and responsible for a large number of films and series.

In the case of the book, it was included in the collection “when it bleeds‘ from 2020 and was adapted by the writer and director John Lee Hancock, who brought a personal touch to the original work, making the film, starring Jaeden Martel, one of the most watched on the streaming service. Although the film has respected most of the details of the original work, there are some creative licenses and references that have been placed, including a joke made. Find out what it is HERE.

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