In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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
Howard Shore did the music for Panic Room. He also did the music for The Silence of the Lambs, which also starred Jodie Foster. See more »
Sarah's coke can in the first dinner at the house repeatedly turns around between shots. See more »
Listen, goddamn it! I'm in charge here! Now what the hell is goin' on?
[Junior watches Raoul and Burnham hooking up the propane tank to the air duct]
Oh, this is good. This could work. I was just thinking we should do something like this!
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Opening credits are amazingly realistic in that they cast shadows and are reflected on the surrounding glass buildings. See more »
Way ahead of it's time. If you can come up with a story based in a single room and make it as engaging and exciting as this one... you deserve to be frozen and preserved for future teaching of inspiring film makers. This is a fantastic film and I'm glad Jodie Foster was available for the lead when Nicole Kidman got knocked up and bailed. I loved the off-character casting of Jared Leto and the unbelievable casting of Dwight Yoakam... DWIGHT YOAKAM. Everything worked. Another great, and yet again... underrated film by David Fincher. How long is it going to take for an established directed like Fincher to take a chance and roll the dice on trying to make a script like this work again? ...No one has the guts.
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