Phone BoothApril 4, 2003
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
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.
Captain Ed Ramey
Paula Jai Parker
Arian Waring Ash
(as Arian Ash)
John Enos III
Richard T. Jones
Hang Up And You Die
Release Date: 4 April 2003
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $15,021,088
(6 April 2003)
Did You Know?
The toy robot vendor is speaking in Swahili.
When Stu is walking outside Mario's restaurant, his cigarette appears and disappears between shots.
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.
Why did you do that?
Because it's fun!
Gosh! And 10 days was all it took to be filmed!!
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!!!