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Phone Booth (2002)

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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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Crime | Thriller

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

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

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

The movie was originally set to be released on 15 November 2002. However, after the sniper attacks in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., 20th Century Fox decided to delay the release of the film. See more »

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The body of the deceased man disappears in the shot where the police cars come around the corner and park, but reappears in subsequent shots. See more »

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Stu: You're not going to let us go. I know a thing or two about lies, and I know a thing or two about liars.
The Caller: Then why the confession?
Stu: [looks at Kelly] I didn't do it for 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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One Way To Get Your Message Across!
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only looked at this because a friend loaned it to me so, at zero cost, what could I lose? Well, it was a lot better than I anticipated. Oddly, even though it's only 80 minutes long, I think this could have been better with about 10 minutes chopped off. It starts to repeat itself too much near the end. You have to remember, almost the whole film takes place within a phone booth!

Colin Farrell does a super job playing a sleazy guy held captive in the phone booth by a threatening sniper-caller. The story, although simple, holds your attention because there is great suspense, innovative camera-work, an involving story that hooks you in pretty fast and some great sound. I hope you have a surround sound system because the caller's (Keifer Sutherland) voice on the other end of the line is something to hear!

There is a big moral message in this film, too, about doing the right thing and paying for your sins, which Farrell sure did. It was really refreshing to hear that message, effectively told. Maybe some of us need a sniper to get the message across, but I hope not!

Are there holes in this story? Sure, but it's still good and has a cool ending. The only warning I would give readers here is the language: this is a very profane film with Farrell going overboard on the f-word. If that offends you, then stay out of this phone booth; otherwise, it's pretty entertaining


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