Phone Booth script
Phone Booth (2002)
Synopsis: Phone Booth is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by David Zucker and Gil Netter, written by Larry Cohen and starring Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell and Kiefer Sutherland. In the film, a young publicist named Stuart Shepard is being put in a conflict against a mysterious sniper, who calls him in a phone booth, in which Stu shortly answers the phone itself and becomes pulled into danger. The film received generally positive reviews from film critics and was a box office hit, grossing $97 million worldwide, against a production budget of $13 million. Critics praised Farrell's performance and composer Harry Gregson-Williams' score.

MARIO:

At least they work for their meals.

STU:

What about Harry's daughter as an

extra added attraction? She'll

belt out five or six showtunes --

two sets a night -- and it won't

cost you a fucking nickel.

MARIO:

How come?

STU:

Star Showcase! Let me handle

setting that up. And when she

eventually goes on Letterman,

she'll announce I'm currently

appearing over at Mario's fine

supper club. Right over CBS she'll

say that, Mario.

MARIO:

You're full of shit. You know

that? All bullshit!

STU:

That's just a vulgar word for PR.

(placing an arm around

him)

Mario, you can't hurt my feelings.

Even when I was a kid and they

hurled certain invectives my way,

it never bothered me. Other kids

would fall apart if anybody called

them a fucking name. Me, I just

loved the attention! 'Shit-for-

brains' -- that's what the bigger

kids named me. And I answered to

it. Hey, 'shit-for brains'

reporting for duty. Everybody

loved me for that. I could take

abuse. After a while, I kind of

wore them down. There was nothing

more they could say to me. So they

stopped. I kind of missed it.

MARIO:

I'm sorry I even talked to you.

STU:

I'll bet your loving wife put you

up to this. She saw me pass by and

she sent you out in the street.

But I don't hold it against you

personally -- you still serve up

superior veal chop.

(entering phone booth)

Now I got urgent business to

conduct, Mario.

He slides the booth closed in Mario's face.

The frustrated restaurateur glares at him through the glass

before giving up and walking off -- talking to himself as he

goes up the block.

INSIDE THE BOOTH, Stu inserts his thirty-five cents and

dials.

STU:

Hello, Mavis, sweet creature.

MAVIS' VOICE

Where have you been? Do you think

I have nothing to do but wait

around for you to call?

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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