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.


I was allowing you time to expand

the menu. Wallpaper the bathrooms,

for God sakes. You get only one

shot with these fucking critics and

I don't want you to blow a rare



You the one blowing it. How long

you think you can fuck everybody?


Hold on right there. I've got a

very excellent reputation around

this town.


So how come you take two nice suits

of clothes from Harry and never get

his daughter on David Letterman?


Hell, I'm not an agent. I'm a



Mister, you're nothing!


Believe me, Valerie's on the

waiting list to audition. Harry's

got no complaints. He just let me

pick out this tie the other day.


That Harry's a damn fool!


Mario, please let me make this up

to you. How about I arrange for

the opening night party for this

new off-Broadway show I'm handling

-- to be held at your place with

local TV coverage on nine and

eleven? I mean I had it promised

to another client -- who actually

pays me money. But it isn't firmed

up yet. And I could throw it your

way. Maybe.


What is involved?


You'd toss in the buffet for say

seventy or eighty. The producers

would supply their own vino, of

course. I'd deliver you a

truckload of celebrities. And if

they like the food, they'll all

come back, naturally.


What celebrities?


You want Liza Minelli? An Oscar

winner. Or Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.?


Is he still alive?


I saw him last night going into the

Four Seasons. I'll bring you over

a whole VIP list when we come by

for dinner.


How come everybody wants to eat but

nobody wants to pay?


You can't think small like that.

Hey, you still feature musicians

Fridays and Saturdays?

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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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