Phone Booth | 2002

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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Main Plot

"Phone Booth" follows the story of Stu Shepard, a publicist who finds himself trapped in a phone booth by an anonymous caller. The caller threatens to kill Stu if he hangs up or reveals his true identity. As the situation intensifies, Stu's life starts to unravel, and he must find a way to outsmart his captor and survive. The film explores themes of guilt, redemption, and the consequences of one's actions in a tense and claustrophobic setting.


  • Colin Farrell's character in Phone Booth is Stu Shepard, a publicist who becomes trapped in a phone booth by a sniper who threatens to kill him.
  • Kiefer Sutherland's character in Phone Booth is The Caller, who manipulates and terrorizes the protagonist, Stu Shepard, by trapping him in a phone booth and threatening his life.
  • Forest Whitaker plays Captain Ed Ramey, a police negotiator who tries to talk down the sniper who has trapped a man in a phone booth.


In the conclusion of "Phone Booth," directed by Joel Schumacher, the tense standoff between the mysterious caller and Stu Shepard reaches its climax. The caller reveals his true intentions, seeking revenge for Stu's deceitful actions and the harm he caused to others. As the police surround the phone booth, Stu manages to convince the caller to spare his life by admitting his mistakes and promising to change. In a surprising turn of events, the caller is shot by a police sniper, saving Stu from harm. Stu is then released from the phone booth, and the film ends with him reflecting on the consequences of his choices. The experience has taught him a valuable lesson about honesty and the impact of his actions on others.

Joel Schumacher