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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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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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$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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None of the extras were given instructions on what was happening, just that they should react accordingly. All of their reactions to shots being fired (and Stu's confession) are genuine. See more »

Goofs

The caller contradicts himself by correcting Stu that he never kids when Stu says, "You gotta be kidding," about the caller calling one of his significant others and then later saying, "I'm kidding; I had a very happy childhood." See more »

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Capt. Ramey: And Jonah, don't look up!
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The 20th Century Fox logo blends into the white clouds that open the film. See more »

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Referenced in Dialing Up 'Cellular' (2004) See more »

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Produced by Nathan Larson
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Farrell is great
10 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) uses a pay phone to call his mistress (Katie Holmes) and after he hung up the phone rings. He picks it up, of course, and learns that there is a sniper on the other side of the line. When he hangs up the sniper will shoot him, so he is told. Before he entered the booth we saw Stu talking on his cell phone as a PR-man, constantly lying to people. The sniper has observed Stu and thinks he deserves to die.

When the sniper demonstrates he is real by shooting a pimp near the booth the police arrives and thinks Stu is the shooter. Capt. Ramey (Forest Whitaker) slowly understands things are not as they seem.

Colin Farrell who is in almost every scene is great. First he looks so confident and slowly he becomes more and more desperate. The voice of the sniper (Kiefer Sutherland) is also perfect for the movie. It sounds calm but creepy, like a dangerous man who knows what he is doing.

The movie is not very long and here that is a very good thing. Scenes are not dragged to make the movie as long as most movies and therefor it doesn't get boring. It kept me on the edge of my seat. A very good thriller.


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