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Phone Booth (2002)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  4 April 2003 (USA)
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Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

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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>

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New York City...12 million people...22 million phones...one billion connections a day See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,021,088 (USA) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$1,787,367 (Japan) (12 December 2003)
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Trivia

The shot of Katie Holmes in the restaurant was filmed between takes when the actress was resting, the director liked the look so he added it in. See more »

Goofs

As Stu falls to the ground the initial shot shows the phone receiver swinging on the end of the cord. The reverse angle shot immediately after shows Stu still falling, but the receiver and cord are now hanging dead still. See more »

Quotes

Stu: I already told you this is a private conversation. Now, what the fuck do you want?
Capt. Ramey: I just want you to know, that it's safe outside the booth.
The Caller: No, it's not.
Stu: Always get out of the booth. I like in the fucking booth. It's my whole world now, this is my booth and I'm not coming out ever. You hear me? Never.
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »


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Produced by Nathan Larson
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Gosh! And 10 days was all it took to be filmed!!
19 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Colin Farrell is a self-professed star publicist with an attitude to boot. Watch 81 minutes of gut-wrenching nerve-wracking dialog reduce a pretentious "kiss my ass" punk into an enervated and regretful reprobate. Farrell is simply awesome in portraying the gravity of the situation. "The Caller"'s voice is absolutely worth a mention. Calm, creepy and authoritative! Something different and the movie would have fallen flat on its 'flab less' anterior. Sutherland plays 'The Caller', manning a high profile sniper rifle, while he thrusts honesty upon Stu Shephard (Colin Farrell). Frankly, I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen for a second.

Ebert himself was marvelled by the creativity of "Phone Booth". Why! It wasn't without good reason! A gaudy character stuck inside a phone booth in a busy locale, some good camera work, bunch of apartment windows, a psycho sniper and 10 days of excellent filming supported by a 'worth a mention' cast easily will manage to get into a good bundle of "top ten" lists. Fabulous entertainment and a good display of creativity. Graham Bell is still aiding marvels, I guess!


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