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Panic Room (2002)

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

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Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. Written by Film_Fan

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It was supposed to be the safest room in the house

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Safe Room  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,056,751 (USA) (29 March 2002)

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$95,308,367 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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Considered casting possibilities: Sandra Bullock (Meg), Daveigh Chase (Sarah), Maynard James Keenan (Raoul), and Adam Goldberg (Junior). See more »

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Meg Altman breaks the mirror with the sledgehammer then walks over the razor sharp shattered glass with her bare feet. But right as she's about to walk out the door you see she's wearing some kind of 'hidden' protection on the bottom of her feet. See more »

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Raoul: Say that shit about the money again, babycakes.
Junior: When? B-b-b-before?
Raoul: Yeah. B-b-b-b-b-b-before.
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As long as you can read "An Indelible Picture" you can already see the credit "Jodie Foster" in the background. See more »

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References Lady in a Cage (1964) See more »

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With "Panic Room" Fincher Does It AGAIN!
9 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was leery after seeing the first trailer for Panic Room, but as I saw it each time I noticed something I liked about it. First, the story looked okay, but then I realised Forrest Whitaker was in it (usually a great sign!) and then I saw Jared Leto and noticed Dwight Yokam's name in the credits, and I was ready to see it. Then I realized this was the new David Fincher film, and I was HOOKED! I loved Seven, Fight Club, and I even admired Alien3, simply because of Fincher. The movie is fantastic, full of twists, turns and jolts. The performance of Jared Leto was awesome. His character was funny and seemed to hold the action together. Jodie Foster is great, as usual, and Kristen Stewart was very good as the Sarah (although from the trailers, it was hard to tell if it was a boy or girl...)and Dwight and Forrest were great as well. This is the best suspense film in a while, and Fincher once again proves he is at the top of his profession! "Go see Panic Room!"


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