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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stu Shepard
... The Caller
... Captain Ramey
... Kelly Shepard
... Pamela McFadden
... Felicia
... Corky
... Asia
... Leon
... Sergeant Cole
... Adam
... Pizza Guy
... Negotiator (as James Macdonald)
... Mario
Yorgo Constantine ... ESU Commander
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Storyline

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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Hang Up And You Die 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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4 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,021,088, 6 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,566,212, 31 July 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,837,138
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Trivia

When Stu is being told to "hang up the ****ing phone" by the prostitute played by Paula Jai Parker, she calls him the 'N' word. This was ad-libbed, so the who-do-you-think-you're-talking-to look that Colin Farrell gives her after she says it is genuine. See more »

Goofs

When the caller/sniper gets a bit twitchy, threatening to shoot Stu's wife and the police officers, we hear him cocking the rifle five separate times. At no point do we hear him un-cocking the rifle between those moments, but he would have to physically cock and load the rifle every time he needs to fire a round. But since there are two rifles in play (one left with the dead pizza guy, and one the Caller carries in the final scene), the Caller could easily have had an empty rifle that he cocked, seeing how he uses the sound to intimidate Stu. See more »

Quotes

The Caller: Think about it. Why would a guy with a cell phone call a woman everyday from a phone booth?
Pamela McFadden: He said it was quiet.
The Caller: Pam, that's just stupid.
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »

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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) See more »

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Written by William Spivery
Produced by Nathan Larson
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One of my most favourite films
21 June 2007 | by 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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