A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding. Written by
Ryan McIntosh <Ryanmcintosh01@hotmail.com>
During the movie, when the Caller warns Stu not to move, he says "You can get shot 41 times just for pulling out your wallet". This is a reference to the killing of Amadou Diallo, an innocent man who matched the description of a serial rapist. The police approached him and he pulled out his wallet (presumably to show them his ID), they mistakenly thought it was a gun and the four officers on scene fired 41 rounds at him. He was shot 19 times and died as a result of his injuries. See more »
When Stu is walking outside Mario's restaurant, his cigarette appears and disappears between shots. See more »
And I wanted to fuck her.
And I wanted to sleep with her.
No, and I wanted to fuck her. Say it. SAY IT!
And I wanted to fuck her. I'm sorry.
Whatever you did, I don't care.
Please just... come out of the booth, okay?
That's all I did. That's all I did, I'm sorry.
[to the Caller]
All right, I've done what you asked. That's it. I've had enough of this game.
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »
This is the kind of movie that is rare these days. It didn't cost an arm and a leg to make, it stars some good actors and the story line was plausible.
The Hitchcock influence is obvious and the pacing of the film was just right. This is the best work of director Schumacher. The lead could have been played by any yuppie looking actor but Colin Farrell does a good job anyway in a role that puts you in his character's place.
It's hard to make a movie work when it takes place in a confined space with few characters, but when those movies succeed, it shows. And that's how it is with "Phone Booth."
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