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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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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

Though quite thrilling and suspenseful, only 7 shots are fired from a gun throughout the entirety of the film, all from Raoul's Walther PPK. See more »

Goofs

When the E.S.U. (Emergency Service Unit) team enters the house and clears the bottom floor officer Keeney calls for a "bus" or ambulance to help Stephen. When E.S.U. are called to a scene an ambulance is automatically dispatched with them, there would be no need for Officer Keeney to call. See more »

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Stephen Altman: Meg, why are we doing this?
Meg: Because that's what its going to come to.
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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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Referenced in The Switch (2010) See more »

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Well acted action-thriller, weak conclusion
28 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

David Fincher directs this cleverly conceived thriller about a mother and daughter trapped inside a panic room by three criminals. The film is well-paced and the camera work is slick. The film does well in exploring the confines of the house. Jodie Foster is effective and maintains a high intensity throughout. Kristen Stewart is decent as her daughter. Forest Whitaker plays a slightly sympathetic criminal and does well. Unfortunately, after an engrossing game of cat and mouse, the conclusion is weak. Staple clichés crop up and the film goes for a crowd-pleasing finale that doesn't quite feel right. Still watchable.

Overall 7/10


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