Phone Booth

April 4th, 2003


Phone Booth

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Joel Schumacher in Phone BoothStill of Radha Mitchell in Phone BoothElisabeth Shue at event of Phone BoothStill of Paula Jai Parker, Arian Waring Ash and Colin Farrell in Phone BoothStill of Colin Farrell in Phone BoothStill of Colin Farrell in Phone Booth

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 7.2/10 (101,049 voted)

Critic's Score: 56/100

Director: Joel Schumacher

Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

Colin Farrell - Stu Shepard
Kiefer Sutherland - The Caller
Forest Whitaker - Captain Ed Ramey
Radha Mitchell - Kelly Shepard
Katie Holmes - Pamela McFadden
Paula Jai Parker - Felicia
Arian Waring Ash - Corky (as Arian Ash)
Tia Texada - Asia
John Enos III - Leon
Richard T. Jones - Sergeant Cole
Keith Nobbs - Adam
Dell Yount - Pizza Guy
James MacDonald - Negotiator
Josh Pais - Mario
Yorgo Constantine - ESU Commander

Taglines: Hang Up And You Die

Release Date: 4 April 2003

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,021,088 (USA) (6 April 2003) (2481 Screens)

Gross: $97,837,138 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The toy robot vendor is speaking in Swahili.

Continuity: When Stu is walking outside Mario's restaurant, his cigarette appears and disappears between shots.

The Caller: What if I told you I was just above the theatre four floors up? See the pink curtains? There you go Stuart yes... Yoohoo... Yoohoo.
Stu: Why did you do that?
The Caller: Because it's fun!

User Review

Gosh! And 10 days was all it took to be filmed!!

Rating: 9/10

Colin Farrell is a self-professed star publicist with an attitude to boot. Watch 81 minutes of gut-wrenching nerve-wracking dialog reduce a pretentious "kiss my ass" punk into an enervated and regretful reprobate. Farrell is simply awesome in portraying the gravity of the situation. "The Caller"'s voice is absolutely worth a mention. Calm, creepy and authoritative ! Something different and the movie would have fallen flat on its 'flab less' anterior. Sutherland plays 'The Caller' , manning a high profile sniper rifle ,while he thrusts honesty upon Stu Shephard(Colin Farrell). Frankly, I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen for a second.

Ebert himself was marveled by the creativity of "Phone Booth" . Why !It wasn't without sufficient reason ! A gaudy character stuck inside a phone booth in a busy locale , some good camera work , bunch of apartment windows, a psycho sniper and 10 days of excellent filming supported by a 'worth a mention' cast easily will manage to get into a good bundle of "top ten" lists. Fabulous entertainment and a Good Display of Creativity. Graham Bell is still aiding marvels, I guess!!!


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