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Panic Room (2002)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Meg Altman
... Sarah Altman
... Burnham
... Raoul
... Junior
... Stephen Altman
... Lydia Lynch
... Evan Kurlander
... Sleepy Neighbor
... Officer Keeney
... Officer Morales
Richard Conant ... SWAT Cop
Paul Simon ... SWAT Cop
Victor Thrash ... SWAT Cop
Ken Turner ... SWAT Cop
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Storyline

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 See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Safe Room  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,056,751, 31 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$96,397,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,397,415
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Trivia

Despite being released in 2002, a year after the 9/11 attacks, the world trade centre towers can be carefully spotted in the opening credits sequence. See more »

Goofs

Junior says that Meg had closed escrow. New York does not have an escrow system. Closing on a house is done with attorneys, with a set closing date. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Are you okay?
Meg: Yeah.
Sarah: Small space?
Meg: I'm okay.
Sarah: You can't wig out.
Meg: I know.
Sarah: I mean it.
Meg: I won't.
Sarah: You know, people never get buried alive anymore. I guess it used to happen all the time.
Meg: Really?
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Opening credits are amazingly realistic in that they cast shadows and are reflected on the surrounding glass buildings. See more »

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References The Score (2001) See more »

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Bad Screenplay + Bad Directing=Bad Movie
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am a fan of Fincher. I love Fight Club, I like Seven and my opinions for his other films vary. His direction was so absurdly horrible, I couldn't help but to be distracted. Almost every shot was unmotivated toward the action; the camera was subjective to the house more than the characters, so the visual aspects dominated the film. Further more, it is my opinion that the visual aspects of the film (Fincher's trademark), were nothing to behold. The lens choices were terrible; extreme wide shots of intense drama on charcters made certain scenes come across phony; the lack of depth of field and very wide lenses, caused shot after shot to have so much 'dead space' in the frame, it seemed painfully obvious the reason was for a claustrophobic mood. As a fan of Fincher, it was a slap in the face to have the amount of product placement abundant (the Cocca Cola scene in the beginning is cringe inducing), when his previous 'Fight Club' basically negated his aesthetic choices in this film. The screenplay was brain dead and gimmicky, mood was so contrived it was shoved down your throat. Maybe Fincher should calm down a bit, understand the meaning of the term subtly and not be so in our face. Just because the camera moves through objects doesn't mean it is well directed, motivation is the key and that was absent.


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