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PHONE BOOTH


Year: 2002
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Paula Jai Parker, Arian Ash, Tia Texada, John Enos III, Richard T Jones, Keith Nobbs, Dell Yount, James MacDonald, Josh Pais, Yorgo Constantine, Colin Patrick Lynch, Troy Gilbert, Richard Paradise, Seth Meier, Svetlana Efremova, Billy Erb, Domenick Lombardozzi, Maile Flanagan, Tom Reynolds, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Karara Muhoro, Zidu Chen, Shu Lan Tuan, Dean Cochran, Amy Kowallis, Tory Kittles, Bruce Roberts, Tyree Simpson, Dean Tarrolly, Mary Randle, Paul Fontana
Director: Joel Schumacher
Country: USA
USA & UK: 81 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive language and some violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains frequent strong language, threat and sexual references
USA Release Date: 4 April 2003
UK Release Date: 18 April 2003


Synopsis

A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepherd (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up.

What do you do when you hear a ringing public phone? You know it's a wrong number, but instinct forces you to pick it up. A ringing phone demands to be answered, but when Stu Shepard takes the call, he finds himself hurtled into a tortuous game. Hang up, says the caller (Kiefer Sutherland), and Stu's a dead man.

A sudden and shocking act of violence near the booth draws the attention of the police, who arrive backed with a small army of sharpshooters. They believe that Stu, not the unseen caller of whom they remain unaware, is the dangerous man with a gun.

The senior officer on the scene, Captain Ramey (Forest Whitaker), tries to talk Stu out of the booth. But unbeknownst to Ramey, his team, the media circus that has flocked to the site - and Stu's wife, Kelly (Radha Mitchell), and his client /prospective girlfriend, Pamela (Katie Holmes) - the caller has them all in his high-powered rifle sights.

As afternoon turns into evening, Stu, the embodiment of an unethical, self-serving existence, must now undertake a sudden and unexpected moral evolution. He is emotionally stripped naked by the caller. Stu's lies, half-truths, and obfuscation no longer matter. Instead, he must dig deep into his soul, find his strength and attempt to outwit the caller, taking the game to an even more dangerous level.

Featuring a talented cast of stars including Forest Whitaker (Panic Room, Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai), Katie Holmes (Dawson's Creek, The Wonder Boys), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black) and with Sutherland providing the ruthless and chilling voice of The Caller, Phone Booth is an example of a skilfully executed and originally conceived film - a powerful tale of honesty, integrity and the fear of facing up to who we really are.

Phone Booth on DVD also features the Director's audio commentary and a compelling behind-the-scenes 'Making Of' featurette.
DVD EXTRAS

Running Time: 78 Minutes
DVD Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Widescreen 16x9)
DVD Sound Quality: 5.1 Dolby
DVD Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
DVD Features: Audio Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher
Featurette: The Making of Phone Booth










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