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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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A ringing phone has to be answered. See more »

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

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4 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$379,269 (Japan) (21 November 2003)

Gross:

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

Larry Cohen said at one point that he pitched the idea to Tony Curtis who was interested, but Curtis made too many demands, so producers passed on him. See more »

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Stu's wedding ring disappears and reappears between shots in the scenes leading up to his big speech. See more »

Quotes

Felicia: Goddammit, man! You gone made me hurt my dick hand.
Stu: Ooooh! I'm sure you're just as good with the other hand.
[Caller starts laughing]
Stu: Go away!
Felicia: I'll be back, bitch!
[to cyclist]
Felicia: Get out of my way!
The Caller: I was worried for you there, Stu. I thought she was going to poke an eye out with that... that *hand*.
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan (2004) See more »

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Six Days (Remix Featuring Mos Def)
Written by Josh Davis and Brian Farrell
Performed by DJ Shadow
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Entertaining and full of suspense!
7 July 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

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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