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Panic Room (2002)

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A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

Director:

David Fincher

Writer:

David Koepp
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jodie Foster ... Meg Altman
Kristen Stewart ... Sarah Altman
Forest Whitaker ... Burnham
Dwight Yoakam ... Raoul
Jared Leto ... Junior
Patrick Bauchau ... Stephen Altman
Ann Magnuson ... Lydia Lynch
Ian Buchanan ... Evan Kurlander
Andrew Kevin Walker ... Sleepy Neighbor
Paul Schulze ... Officer Keeney
Mel Rodriguez ... Officer Morales
Richard Conant Richard Conant ... SWAT Cop
Paul Simon Paul Simon ... SWAT Cop
Victor Thrash Victor Thrash ... SWAT Cop
Ken Turner Ken Turner ... SWAT Cop
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Storyline

Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines:

It was supposed to be the safest room in the house See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Room See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,056,751, 31 March 2002

Gross USA:

$96,397,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,397,415
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Though set in New York, the film was primarily shot in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

Sarah's coke can in the first dinner at the house repeatedly turns around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Lynch: [First Lines] I wrote it all down: 4,200 square feet, four floors. Perfect. Courtyard in back, south-facing garden. Perfect.
Meg: Shouldn't we just wait for the car service?
Lydia Lynch: No, we'll sit in traffic forever.
Meg: Is that the listing sheet?
Lydia Lynch: There is no listing sheet. I heard about it this morning. It'll be gone by this afternoon.
Meg: Well, how many more after this one.
Lydia Lynch: None. You know how tight the market is.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are amazingly realistic in that they cast shadows and are reflected on the surrounding glass buildings. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's VHS & HDTV release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.78:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than on DVD. See more »

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References Desperate Hours (1990) See more »

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User Reviews

With "Panic Room" Fincher Does It AGAIN!
9 April 2002 | by jivemonkeySee all my reviews

I was leery after seeing the first trailer for Panic Room, but as I saw it each time I noticed something I liked about it. First, the story looked okay, but then I realised Forrest Whitaker was in it (usually a great sign!) and then I saw Jared Leto and noticed Dwight Yokam's name in the credits, and I was ready to see it. Then I realized this was the new David Fincher film, and I was HOOKED! I loved Seven, Fight Club, and I even admired Alien3, simply because of Fincher. The movie is fantastic, full of twists, turns and jolts. The performance of Jared Leto was awesome. His character was funny and seemed to hold the action together. Jodie Foster is great, as usual, and Kristen Stewart was very good as the Sarah (although from the trailers, it was hard to tell if it was a boy or girl...)and Dwight and Forrest were great as well. This is the best suspense film in a while, and Fincher once again proves he is at the top of his profession! "Go see Panic Room!"


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