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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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David Fincher

Writer:

David Koepp
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jodie Foster ... Meg Altman
Kristen Stewart ... Sarah Altman
Forest Whitaker ... Burnham
Dwight Yoakam ... Raoul
Jared Leto ... Junior
Patrick Bauchau ... Stephen Altman
Ann Magnuson ... Lydia Lynch
Ian Buchanan ... Evan Kurlander
Andrew Kevin Walker ... Sleepy Neighbor
Paul Schulze ... Officer Keeney
Mel Rodriguez ... Officer Morales
Richard Conant Richard Conant ... SWAT Cop
Paul Simon Paul Simon ... SWAT Cop
Victor Thrash Victor Thrash ... SWAT Cop
Ken Turner 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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot over a period of 120 days, the longest shoot in Jodie Foster's career. See more »

Goofs

When Meg is taping up the vents, she leaves the bottom of the vent unsealed. But when it shows her taping up the next vent the first vent is taped shut all the way. See more »

Quotes

Officer Keeney: You don't look so good, ma'am.
Meg: And you, Officer Keeney, don't look so hot yourself.
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Crazy Credits

special thanks to the residents of West 94th Steet, Manhattan See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's VHS & HDTV release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, meaning there is more picture at the top and bottom of the frame than on DVD, which presents the original theatrical aspect ratio (2.39:1). See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Claustrophobic Movies (2015) See more »

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A gritty, claustrophobic and tense suspense thriller that's directed with flair.
23 March 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

This claustrophobic suspense thriller sets itself up well with a remarkable, if digitally enhanced, one-shot that neatly and necessarily establishes the geography of the central location, while also planting the seeds for the seedy uses of various tools laying about the house, so that the action that comes later is clean and clear without ever needing to slow down for the sake of audience reorientation. 'Panic Room (2002)' is pretty pacy and nicely gritty to boot, being unusually violent for pictures of the kind but never less tense either. It manages to make a compelling home-invasion seem suitably layered, presenting the bad guys as rounded individuals with differing yet believable motives and personalities. It still feels immediately dangerous, though, never losing sight of its protagonists and the escalating peril they're placed in, until it finally reaches its truly edge-of-your-seat and slightly unexpected finale. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Room See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,056,751, 31 March 2002

Gross USA:

$96,397,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,079,546
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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