Phone Booth

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Overview

One man's life is thrown into turmoil by picking up a telephone in this claustrophobic thriller. Stu Shepard Colin Farrell is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly Radha Mitchell, and a mistress, Pamela Katie Holmes. Stu steps into a phone booth on a busy New York street to make a call to Pamela without Kelly being the wiser, but as soon as Stu hangs up, the phone begins to ring. Curious, Stu picks it up -- and a stranger on the other end voice ...
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Overview

One man's life is thrown into turmoil by picking up a telephone in this claustrophobic thriller. Stu Shepard Colin Farrell is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly Radha Mitchell, and a mistress, Pamela Katie Holmes. Stu steps into a phone booth on a busy New York street to make a call to Pamela without Kelly being the wiser, but as soon as Stu hangs up, the phone begins to ring. Curious, Stu picks it up -- and a stranger on the other end voice of Kiefer Sutherland informs him that if he hangs up the phone, he'll be shot. The red dot of an infrared rifle scope convinces Stu that the caller means business, and when another man tries to make his way into the booth, he's shot mere inches from Stu, calling the attention of the police. Captain Ramey Forest Whitaker naturally assumes that Stu was the killer, as Stu struggles to find a way to convince the police of what's happening before more lives are lost, without leaving the booth and putting his own life on the line. At one time proposed as a vehicle for Jim Carrey, Phone Booth was directed by Joel Schumacher, from a screenplay by exploitation icon Larry Cohen.
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Special Features

1080p HS resolution provides dazzling, unparalleled picture quality,; Lossless audio delivers the purest digital sound available.; Smart menu technology floats on-screen during playback so you never leave the film.; ; Special Features:; Audio commentary by director Joel Schumacher; Theatricla trailer in high definition
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
If nothing else, the tautly directed Phone Booth proves that filmmakers don't need hundred-million-dollar budgets, interminable car chases, or repetitive shootouts to produce a genuinely riveting thriller. Working from a script by veteran B-movie scribe Larry Cohen and shooting at lightning speed with a small cast and crew, the normally excessive Joel Schumacher turned out a real sleeper with this briskly paced story. A brash New York publicist Colin Farrell is held captive in a Times Square phone booth by an unseen sniper Kiefer Sutherland, who speaks to him from a nearby building. As the rifleman watches his every move, the publicist is forced to humiliate himself in front of puzzled spectators and the wary police who soon surround him. Schumacher rises to the task of maintaining suspense without resorting to nail-biting action sequences or poorly contrived diversions. He does so by lavishing attention on the carefully calibrated performances of a well-chosen cast. Forest Whitaker is especially fine as the police detective who believes Farrell's character is likely though not certainly responsible for the death of an innocent bystander actually slain by the sniper. In just a few brief scenes, Katie Holmes registers strongly as the press agent's mistress, and one wishes she had been more prominently featured. A tense, protracted climax presages the surprise denouement, which brings Phone Booth to an eminently satisfying conclusion.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Joel Schumacher's minor, but tightly constructed high-concept thriller Phone Booth clocks in at a brisk and efficient 80 minutes that transpires onscreen in real time. At heart a highly charged B-movie, the film would be easy to dismiss if not for the flashes of smart dialogue and the solid lead performance of Colin Farrell. Given only a few minutes to establish his character before being plunged into a life-threatening situation, Farrell communicates Stu Shepard's remarkable facility for sleaze in both his personal and professional life. His unlikability brings the film its enjoyable buzz. As the disembodied voice of the caller (expertly performed by Kiefer Sutherland) terrorizes him, Stu's questionable morality allows the audience to side with both the cat and the mouse throughout the ordeal. That Farrell actually succeeds entirely in winning the viewer's sympathy is a testament to both his skill and the unrelenting tension of the direction and screenplay. An enjoyable popcorn film, Phone Booth delivers the goods in a neat and tidy package.
San Francisco Chronicle
A movie that combines a seriousness of purpose with an impish delight in craft, in a way Hitchcock would have appreciated. Mick LaSalle
New York Post
Farrell delivers a tour de force in this clever cross between Sweet Smell of Success and Dog Day Afternoon. Lou Lumenick
New York Observer
A first-tier thriller, Phone Booth will make you think twice before you ever enter a public phone facility again, but while it curls your hair, it makes you think. Rex Reed

A movie that combines a seriousness of purpose with an impish delight in craft, in a way Hitchcock would have appreciated. Mick LaSalle
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • UPC: 024543414520
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:21:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 20,527

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Farrell Stuart Shepard
Kiefer Sutherland The Caller
Forest Whitaker Captain Ramey
Radha Mitchell Kelly Shepard
Katie Holmes Pamela McFadden
Richard T. Jones Sergeant Cole
John Enos Leon
James MacDonald Negotiator
Josh Pais Mario
Paula Jai Parker Felicia
Tia Texada Asia
Arian Waring Ash Corky
Zidu Chen Korean Husband
Dean Cochran Reporter
Yorgo Constantine ESU Commander
Mia Cottet Lu Ann
Svetlana Efremova Erica
Billy Erb Lars
Maile Flanagan Lana
Paul Fontana Dispatcher
Troy M. Gilbert ESU Sniper
Tory Kittles Reporter
Amy Kowallis Reporter
Tuan Shu Lan Korean Wife
Domenick Lombardozzi Wyatt
Colin Patrick Lynch ESU Technician
Julio Oscar Mechoso Hispanic Medic
Seth Meier Officer McDuff
Karara Muhoro Nigerian Vendor
Keith Nobbs Adam
Richard Paradise ESU Guy
Mary Jo Randle Dispatcher
Tom Reynolds Richard
Tom Reynolds Richard
Bruce Roberts Reporter
Tyree Simpson Doorman
Dean Tarrolly Newscaster I
Dell Yount Pizza Guy
Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director
Michael Buster Consultant/advisor
Larry Cohen Screenwriter
Don Diers Set Decoration/Design
Timothy Donohue Asst. Director
Christopher Duskin Camera Operator
Brian Emrich Consultant/advisor
Sandi Figueroa Costumes/Costume Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Dean Garvin Asst. Director
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Barbara Harris Casting
William Hayes Camera Operator
Mark Hubatsek Camera Operator
Stephen Johnson Asst. Director
Dan Kneece Camera Operator
Ted Kurdyla Executive Producer
Andrew Laws Production Designer
Matthew J. Libatique Cinematographer
Jay Meagher Sound Mixer
Michael A. Morongell Sound Mixer
Gil Netter Producer
Jeffrey Norvert Camera Operator
Jeffrey Norvet Camera Operator
Daniel Orlandi Costumes/Costume Designer
Andy Peach Sound Mixer
Eli Richbourg Associate Producer
James J. Sabat Sound Mixer
Justin Scoppa Set Decoration/Design
Mark Stevens Editor
Glen Trotiner Asst. Director
Richard S. Walden Camera Operator
Martin Whist Art Director
David Zucker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Phone Booth
1. The Last Phone Booth
2. The Publicist
3. A Free Pizza
4. Pam
5. The Caller
6. Exposed
7. Kelly
8. Don't Hang Up
9. The Others
10. Leon's Girls
11. Guilty
12. The Cops
13. Captain Ramey
14. The Center of Attention
15. The Cell Phone
16. She's Not My Wife
17. The Perfect Violation
18. Hung Up
19. The Odds Are Even
20. Kelly or Pam?
21. A Sniper Situation
22. Trust Is the Key
23. A Chance for Redemption
24. The Man in 604
25. A Familiar Face
26. You'll Be Hearing From Me
27. A Ringing Phone
28. End Titles
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Phone Booth
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless)
         French 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher: On
      Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher: Off
      Trailers: Play All
      Trailers: Phone Booth
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      Trailers: Transporter 2
      Trailers: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
      Trailers: Behind Enemy Lines
      Trailers: Kiss of the Dragon
      Trailers: Speed
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phone Booth

    Phone Booth was a great movie.There was a lesson in this movie from what I can remember.I can't wait to see it again one day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FREAKING AWESOME MOVIE!!!

    Phone Booth was a great movie! It was nothing like I expected, but that's part of what made it so great! I saw this movie after seeing the show 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland, so I was used to him being a certain way, but in this movie he was the psycho serial killer guy, and he was still really great!!! He is a really great actor, and Collin Farrell did a pretty good job, too! I HIGHLY recommend this movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Riveting

    Taught and tense, it really kept my attention. You could not predict what was going to happen next. The concept was intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Two+ hours of my life I wish I could get back

    This movie was so tedious and painful that I spent the entire time hoping the guy would get shot soon--or that I would get shot to end the pain and suffering. The entire plot really only takes about 30 minutes, with a bunch of boring junk filling the remaining time. This one goes on my list of 10 worst movies I've seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tedious and Far-Fetched

    This film starring Colin Farrell was doomed from the start with a rather fixed plot. The entire plot is fixed around the phone booth where Farrell's character is held hostage by a psychotic sniper. Sub-plots are therefore brought to the location of the phone booth to keep the story interesting. Although Farrell's acting is great, the story has many holes and many of the characters are less than believable. Altogether dissapointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not The Best

    Phone Booth was not what I expected when I first saw it. It had too much bad language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    firm witt

    greatly acted by colin and well thought out its nice to see a panicly overacted screenplay toned down by the realness of his emotions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awes0me!! i <3 colin farrell

    It's excellent! Keeps you glued to your site! Colin Farrell delivers a spectacular performance!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phone Booth is Suspensful yet Slow-Moving

    Colin Farrell is once again featured in a top box-office hit. This movie about a pushy publicist named Stu whose life is changed around with one phone call delivers plenty of suspense but only focuses on dialog and close up camera shots of Farrell's face. An overall good movie with a splendidly surprising ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES

    THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERESTING MOVIES I HAVE EVER WATCHED, ITS NOT TOO PREDICTABLE OR BORING, DESPITE THAT %80 OF THE MOVIE IS SET IN A PHONE BOOTH. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE IT, I'M SURE YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Intense.

    Man. I'm still shaking from watching Phone Booth. This film is gripping, intense, and at times, scary. I'm not kidding. This is without a doubt Colin Farrell's best performance yet, and Kiefer Sutherland was a perfect choice for the sniper. You want suspense??!! Go see Phone Booth now! By the way, I love thrillers in which the villain toys with the main character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Now I'm scared to pick up a phone......

    I really really liked this movie.It kept my eyes on the screen the whole time!I liked the whole idea of the movie and I think Colin Farrell is a gr8 actor.It was cool to see Stu(colin's character)act all cool and swift one minute and begging for his life the next minute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Snore

    All this time watching a guy in a phone booth. I'd like my hour and 21 minutes and rental fee back. Pass this one up, it ain't worth it.

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