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Phone Booth (2002)

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

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Stu Shepard is a fast talking and wise cracking New York City publicist who gets out of trouble and lies with his clever charm, connections, and charisma. Stu's greatest lie is to his wife Kelly, who he is cheating on with his girlfriend, Pam. Upon answering a call in a phone booth in belief it is Pam, Stu is on the line with a dangerous yet intelligent psychopath with a sniper rifle. When realizing it is not a joke, Stu is placed in a powerful mind game of wits and corruption. The New York City Police eventually arrive thereafter and demand Stu comes out of the phone booth- but how can he when if he hangs up or leaves the booth he will die? Written by commanderblue

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Crime | Thriller

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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:

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

Gross:

$46,563,158 (USA) (25 July 2003)
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Trivia

The rifle on the tripod in the sniper's window is an Accuracy International Rifle. Accuracy International is a British firm that manufactures dedicated sniper weapons as opposed to offering modified hunting rifles like many other companies. The price of the setup in the movie ranges from $6000.00-$9000.00 dollars depending on what kind of scope was mounted. See more »

Goofs

No red dot laser designed for targeting would be visible in daylight at the distance shown, especially on a dark surface such as the black suit jacket worn by Stu. The red dot seen in the film is a crude optical effect. See more »

Quotes

The Caller: Look at these guys. You can smell the fear.
Stu: 10 cops.
The Caller: This reminds me of 'nam.
Stu: Vietnam?
The Caller: Yes, Vietnam.
Stu: I was too young to go, but I've seen pictures.
The Caller: Well, pictures can't do it, Stu. You can't imagine the fear, the stench, pigs eating napalm-charred bodies. Children leaving grenades in your boots.
Stu: [sputtering] A-and then you got blamed for the war.
The Caller: I came home and people spat on me.
Stu: This countr - this country owes you an apology. Look, I just had this vision of you coming back from the war, you ...
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »

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References Proof of Life (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Six Days
(Remix featuring Yasiin Bey)
Written by Josh Davis and Brian Farrell
Performed by DJ Shadow
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(Contains a sample of "Six Day War"
Performed by Colonel Bagshot with vocals featuring Kenneth Perry
Courtesy of Splash Records Ltd.)
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One of my most favourite films
21 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At first I thought the film was going to be just a normal thriller but it turned out to be a thousand times better than I expected. The film is truly original and was so dark & sinister that gives the tensive mood also it is emotionally & psychologically thrilling, the whole movie is charged with pulse pounding suspense and seems like it's really happening. It's amazing that how they managed to make an 80 minute movie with just a guy in a phone booth but the full credit goes to Colin Farrell and Larry Cohen the writer not Joel Schumacher because he is a crappy director. Joel Schumacher's films are rubbish especially The Number 23, Phone Booth was shot in 10 days with a budget of $10 million so it wasn't a hard job to make it, that's why Joel doesn't get any credit but the cast & crew did a fantastic job. I also really liked the raspberry coloured shirt Colin was wearing and it was an excellent choice of clothing because the viewers are going to watch him throughout the whole film. When I first saw the movie I fell in love with it and I bought it on DVD the next day and I've seen it about 20 times and I'm still not fed up with it. Phone Booth is and always will be Colin Farrell's best film! Overall it is simply one of my favourite films and I even argued over my friend because he didn't like it.


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