History Film / PanicRoom

12th Aug '17 9:14:44 AM Dravencour
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* CellPhonesAreUseless: Meg makes a dash into the bedroom and grabs her cell phone, but the walls of the panic room are too thick to get a signal.

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* CellPhonesAreUseless: Meg makes a dash into the bedroom and grabs her cell phone, but the steel-plated walls of the panic room are too thick to get a signal.signal, turning the place into a dead zone.
29th Mar '17 3:08:05 AM Wuz
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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[AxCrazy Raoul]], unlike [[TokenGoodTeammate Burnham]] who is [[AntoVillain good-hearted]] and [[BigBadWannabe Junior]] who is [[TooDumbToLive too dumb]].

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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[AxCrazy Raoul]], unlike [[TokenGoodTeammate Burnham]] who is [[AntoVillain [[AntiVillain good-hearted]] and [[BigBadWannabe Junior]] who is [[TooDumbToLive too dumb]].
8th Mar '17 10:40:56 PM Mdumas43073
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Recently-divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 12-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a [[BigFancyHouse four-story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night, three burglars, Burnham (Creator/ForestWhitaker), Junior (Creator/JaredLeto), and Raoul (Music/DwightYoakam), break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get it (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).

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Recently-divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 12-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a [[BigFancyHouse four-story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night, three burglars, Burnham burglars--Burnham (Creator/ForestWhitaker), Junior (Creator/JaredLeto), and Raoul (Music/DwightYoakam), break (Music/DwightYoakam)--break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get it (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).
8th Mar '17 10:40:34 PM Mdumas43073
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Recently-divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 12-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a [[BigFancyHouse four-story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night, three burglars--Burnham (Creator/ForestWhitaker), Junior (Creator/JaredLeto), and Raoul (Music/DwightYoakam)--break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get it (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).

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Recently-divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 12-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a [[BigFancyHouse four-story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night, three burglars--Burnham burglars, Burnham (Creator/ForestWhitaker), Junior (Creator/JaredLeto), and Raoul (Music/DwightYoakam)--break (Music/DwightYoakam), break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get it (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).


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8th Mar '17 10:38:19 PM Mdumas43073
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2002 thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring Creator/JodieFoster and a young Creator/KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars, Burnham, Junior and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).

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A 2002 thriller film directed by Creator/DavidFincher and Creator/DavidFincher, starring Creator/JodieFoster and a young Creator/KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Creator/KristenStewart.

Recently-divorced
Meg Altman, Altman (Foster) and her 12 year old 12-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story four-story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night night, three burglars, Burnham, burglars--Burnham (Creator/ForestWhitaker), Junior (Creator/JaredLeto), and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break (Music/DwightYoakam)--break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them it (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).
5th Feb '17 3:41:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Generally quite a high level of this is shown by most characters in the film who are not explicitly shown to be quite thick. The only exception being the burglars not breaking the security cameras, though this is lampshaded as a silly thing to have missed.



* PoliceAreUseless: Played with and ultimately averted: [[spoiler: Meg calls 911, only to be put on hold. She then calls Stephen for help, only for the burglars to cut the cord, but not before Stephen gets suspicious and calls the police himself. They show up and confront Meg at the front door, and [[GenreSavvy do indeed notice that something is horribly wrong]]. They later return with a SWAT-squad.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Played with and ultimately averted: [[spoiler: Meg calls 911, only to be put on hold. She then calls Stephen for help, only for the burglars to cut the cord, but not before Stephen gets suspicious and calls the police himself. They show up and confront Meg at the front door, and [[GenreSavvy do indeed notice that something is horribly wrong]].wrong. They later return with a SWAT-squad.]]
7th Jan '17 9:38:55 AM nombretomado
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2002 thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars, Burnham, Junior and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).

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2002 thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster Creator/JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart.Creator/KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars, Burnham, Junior and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).
31st Dec '16 5:12:44 PM ThatsNotFroot
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2002 suspense thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars, Burnham, Junior and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).

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2002 suspense thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars, Burnham, Junior and Raoul (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for money hidden in the house by the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).
8th Dec '16 6:53:01 AM TheAimz
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The sledgehammer used by Raoul to smash the ceiling later gets utilised by Meg to smash the security cameras, lights, and mirrors, and to use as a weapon.]]


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* NoNameGiven: The three burglars are never referred to by their full names, only going by one name each.
8th Dec '16 6:32:31 AM TheAimz
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Later, Burnham has such a reaction when he can hear [[spoiler:Meg trying to ignite the gas.]]

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** Later, Burnham has such a reaction when he can hear [[spoiler:Meg trying to ignite the gas.]]



* TokenEvilTeammate: Raoul unlike Burnham who is good hearted and Junior who is too dumb.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Raoul [[AxCrazy Raoul]], unlike Burnham [[TokenGoodTeammate Burnham]] who is good hearted [[AntoVillain good-hearted]] and Junior [[BigBadWannabe Junior]] who is [[TooDumbToLive too dumb.dumb]].


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* TwoFaced: When [[spoiler:Junior gets set on fire]], he ends up with considerable burns on the right side of his face and arm.


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* VillainousBreakdown: Raoul starts to go off the deep end after [[spoiler:having his fingers severed and mangled]], but doesn't fully lose it until Meg [[spoiler:whacks him in the head with a sledgehammer, knocking him down the stairs and presumably breaking several more bones]], opting to try and murder the Altmans instead of [[spoiler:getting out with the bearer bonds.]]
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