passerby. Intimidating. Demanding. Almost mocking.
Side and West Side -- uptown and down.
into a dozen pieces.
There are 237,911 pay telephones in
the five burroughs of the city of
New York. Many of them are still
in working order.
is wearing them down.
devices, an estimated four and a
telephones on a regular basis. At
thirty-five cents a pop... for the
first three minutes.
You're looking at the telephone
booth at the corner of 45th Street
Manhattan theatrical district. It
has been scheduled to be removed
and replaced by a kiosk. It's one
left in the city.
WOMAN IN BOOTH:
You have lied to me for the last
don't ever want to hear the sound
Yes, well fuck you, too!
vacant for a brief interval.
originate from this booth. The
This booth has been burglarized
forty-one times in the last six
styled and his nails manicured. Here is a man who clearly
suit and silk Armani tie.
Stu, we got to talk.
Mario, but this is my busy time of
time you go past the restaurant?
Why don't I stop in later for some
There's no more drinks or free
showing up in the columns like you
you expect to eat for six months!
I got the food critic from the
you a review.
That's what you tell me last July.
And he never shows.
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.