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Panic Room

Year:
Duration:
112 min | Spain:113 min
Genres:
Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
David Fincher
Awards:
1 win & 8 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-03-29
Filming Locations: Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios - 1600 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $48,000,000
Opening Weekend: $30,056,751 (USA) (31 March 2002)
Gross: $95,308,367 (USA) (9 June 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
Panic Room
Jodie Foster
Meg Altman
Forest Whitaker
Burnham
Dwight Yoakam
Raoul
Jared Leto
Junior
Patrick Bauchau
Stephen Altman
Ann Magnuson
Lydia Lynch
Ian Buchanan
Evan Kurlander
Andrew Kevin Walker
Sleepy Neighbor
Paul Schulze
Officer Keeney
Mel Rodriguez
Officer Morales
Richard Conant
SWAT Cop
Paul Simon
SWAT Cop
Victor Thrash
SWAT Cop
Ken Turner
SWAT Cop
Nicole Kidman
Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone
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Trivia
In a previous draft of the script, the final battle is completely different. As Sarah is being held hostage in the panic room with Raoul and Burnham, Meg gets out of the house, enters the next door house, adjacent to hers, breaks into the panic room through the dividing wall with the sledge hammer and fights with Raoul after Burnham gets the bonds and runs down the stairs. Raoul is killed by the panic room door slamming on his head, and Burnham is shot and killed by the police in the foyer of the house as he is fleeing.
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Early in the movie, Sarah is wearing a T-shirt with the image of Sid Vicious, formerly of the punk rock group the Sex Pistols.
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After Nicole Kidman was forced to leave the production, other actresses had to be considered. Among them was Angelina Jolie who was deemed to be too young.
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Goofs
Striking a flame or spark in the flue when there is a flammable gas mixture in it would not result in flame shooting back to the source of the gas, and even if it did it wouldn't result in the gas cylinder being blasted around the room. At best a continuous flame would burn at the point where the pipe joints the duct (after severely burning Meg's exposed arm); at worst, but more likely, there would be a massive blast in the panic room, probably killing the two girls but at least burning them both severely.
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The amount of coke in Sarah's glass changes between shots.
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The first thing the intruders do is drill every window and exterior door shut with drywall screws. So, when the police arrive, Meg could not have opened the front door without undrilling it, and consequently, she would not have been able to convince the two officers that there wasn't any trouble on the premises.
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Quotes
Raoul: Why the hell didn't we do that?
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Sarah: Are you okay?
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Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get out of my house!
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Faq
Q
Why did Sarah need an injection of insulin if her blood sugar was so low? Doesn't insulin reduce sugar levels even more?
A
Yes, insulin will reduce the amount of sugar in a person's blood. Many viewers, knowing that Sarah was a Type 1 diabetic and was suffering from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), incorrectly conclude that she was injected with insulin. What she needed, and most likely received, was glucagon. Glucagon is essentially the opposite of insulin. Insulin causes your body to take the sugar into the cells and causes blood glucose to go down. Glucagon causes your liver to release its stored glucose into the blood, causing the levels to rise. The reason they give glucagon rather than drinking something like orange juice is because, when sugars are that low, there is a strong choking hazard, so it's not smart to give anything by mouth.
Q
What would have happened to Burnham?
A
He obviously would have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering and likely with grand larceny among other things. It's possible his sentence may have been reduced or certain charges dropped if Meg and Sarah testified on his behalf.
Q
What is a panic room?
A
A panic room, also known as a safe room, is a secure room with it's own telephone line where residents can hide to protect themselves from a break-in, home invasion, or other threat. In Panic Room, the safe room was so well-fortified as to contain security cameras, PA system, concrete and steel walls and floor, a four-inch-thick steel door, and its own ventilation system.
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Photos from cast
Kristen Stewart