The wiley and ever elusive Colin Farrell stars as a morally questionable phone booth hostage in Joel Schumacher's latest arthouse thriller.
What do you do when you hear a ringing public phone? 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.
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 Stu, not the unseen caller of whom they remain unaware, is the dangerous man with a gun.
As afternoon turns into evening, Stu must now undertake a sudden and unexpected moral evolution. He is emotionally stripped naked by the caller, his lies, half-truths, and obfuscations revealed in a high-paced mind game. Stu is forced to dig deep into his soul, find his strength and attempt to outwit the caller, taking the game to an even more dangerous level.
Fox 2000 Pictures presents a Zucker/Netter production, a Joel Schumacher film, starring Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes as the potential mistress, Radha Mitchell as the unknowing wife, and Kiefer Sutherland as a truth-seeking madman.
Released: 18 April 2003
Running Time: 80 mins