Synopsis: Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself.
Director(s): Rodrigo Cortés
Production: Lionsgate
  15 wins & 32 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Help! Help! Help!

Come on, What's...

What's the number?

What's the number?


Where is it?

- 911, please hold.

- No! Wait! Wait!

Yes, 911.

Hello, i'm buried.

You have to help me.

You have to help me, I can't breathe...


I'm buried in a coffin. Please

help me! Send someone to find me...

- Sir... slow down. What is your name?

- Paul. Paul Conroy

Okay, Mister Conroy. Can you tell

me your location?

I don't know. I'm in a coffin.

I don't know where.

Please help me.

I'm scared.

- You're in a coffin?

- Yes.

It's, like, one of those old,

wooden ones.

- Are you at a funeral home?

- No. I don't know. No.

- How are calling me right now?

- What?

If you're buried in a coffin, where

are you calling from?

A cell phone. There was an old

cell phone in the coffin.

- You're calling from your cell phone?

- Yes, yes, yes...

No. It's not mine, but yes,

I'm calling from a cell phone.

There was a cell phone in the

coffin when you climbed in?

Yes... Wath?

I didn't climb in.

- How did you end up in the coffin, sir?

- I was put here.

- In the coffin?

- Yes. Please, help.

And you're saying

the coffin is buried?

Yes. I'm a truck driver, an


It's... it's hot in

here and I can't breathe.

Do you know your location, sir?

I... I told you.

Somewhere in Iraq.

- Please, help me!

- Iraq?

Yes. I'm a truck driver, an

American. I work for CRT.

- Are you a soldier, sir?

- No. Please, you have to listen to me.

I'm a truck driver. An American.

I'm a civilian contractor working in Iraq.

We were attacked

in Baqubah, they shot...

They shot them.

All of them.

- They shot who, sir?

- All of the other drivers.

And you're saying this happened in

Iraq? The country?

Yeah! Please

Listen to me, okay?

Listen, they gave me a safety

number, and it in my wallet...

And I don't know were it is now.

Mister Conroy, this is 911

emergency in Youngstown, Ohio.

- Ohio?

- Yes, sir.

I'm not sure exactly how

you called here...

if you're in

another country...

But if you'd like...

I can patch you through to the

Sheriff's Department.

No... you don't underst...

Forget it.

Pick up, pick up, please.

Thanks for calling the Conroy's.

We're not home right now.

Please leave a message at the beep.


Yeah, Linda!

Linda, honey, it's me.

I need you to contact the National

Guard right away... Or the Pentagon.

Tell them we were attacked in the

Diyala Provence, in Baqubah.

They need to find me, okay?

Please, baby.

Help them find me.

Hi, this is Linda.

Please leave a message.

Thanks and have a great day.

Linda, Linda! I need you

to call me right away, okay?

Call me at this number.

This is an absolute emergency.

Call me at the number that comes up

on your screen, right away.

Okay? I don't know what

the hell is going on...

I'm buried in a


I'm buried in a


I can't breathe in here.

Call me right away.

Please, baby.

What city and state, please?

Um... I don't know.

The F.B.I. wherever they are.

Do you have a specific city you'd

like to be connected to?

Anywhere, any city.

Just connect me to the F.B.I.

Sir, I have F.B.I. field offices

listed in Boston...

- Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, New Have...

- It doesn't matter.

Any city, Anywhere!

just connect me, please!

I'm sorry, sir,

but I'm not allowed to do that.

- Chicago, fine! Chicago, okay?

- There's no need to be rude, sir.

Please hold for your number.

The number you requested,

...can be connected for an additional

charge of twenty-five cents...

by pressing the number one.

Chicago field office.

Special Agent Harris.

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Chris Sparling

Chris Sparling (born March 21, 1977) is an American screenwriter, director, and actor from Providence, Rhode Island. He is married to Kerri Morrone Sparling, author of the diabetes blog Six Until Me. more…

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