History Film / PanicRoom

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.]]
8th Dec '16 6:22:17 AM TheAimz
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2002 suspense thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman and her 12 year old daughter move into a four story Manhattan brownstone which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars (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 woman, Meg Altman, and her 12 year old daughter Sarah move into a [[BigFancyHouse four story Manhattan brownstone brownstone]] which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars 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).



* AdultFear: Several instances. Having one's home broken into and the lives of yourself and your child threatened, having to watch your child [[spoiler:have a diabetic fit]] while you can do absolutely nothing about it, having your child [[spoiler:trapped alone in a room with the people who have invaded your home...]]



* AntiVillain: Burnham. It's revealed that the only reason he took the job was because he needed the money to afford a custody lawyer.

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* AntiVillain: Burnham. It's revealed that the only reason he took the job was because he needed the money to afford a custody lawyer. In addition, [[NeverHurtAnInnocent he refuses to harm anyone]] and is [[EveryoneHasStandards horrified at the lengths his fellow burglars are willing to go to]].



* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Averted, BUT can be interpreted as one if you are unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes. The daughter has diabetes, and when in the panic room they try to find food to give her (which would heighten her blood sugar level) as her blood sugar drops; when they can't find any they give her a shot instead. Many unfamiliar with diabetes think this is an INSULIN shot (which is used to lower the blood sugar). However, she is injected with a drug called Glucogon, which is used to quickly raise a diabetic's blood sugar - so the portrayal is accurate, but can easily be taken as a mistake if you are unfamiliar with diabetes.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Averted, BUT can [[RealityIsUnrealistic be interpreted as one if you are unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes.Diabetes]]. The daughter has diabetes, and when in the panic room they try to find food to give her (which would heighten her blood sugar level) as her blood sugar drops; when they can't find any they give her a shot instead. Many unfamiliar with diabetes think this is an INSULIN shot (which is used to lower the blood sugar). However, she is injected with a drug called Glucogon, which is used to quickly raise a diabetic's blood sugar - so the portrayal is accurate, but can easily be taken as a mistake if you are unfamiliar with diabetes.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: Raoul.

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: Raoul. Raoul wears a ski mask throughout most of the film, until he removes it in order to [[spoiler:put it on Stephen and trick Meg.]]



* OhCrap:
--> '''Burnham:''' Turn the gas off. Turn the gas off ''right now''.

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* OhCrap:
OhCrap: Meg, when she notices the three intruders on the panic room's security feeds.
Later, Burnham has such a reaction when he can hear [[spoiler:Meg trying to ignite the gas.]]
--> '''Burnham:''' Turn the gas off. ''[...]'' Turn the gas off ''right now''.



* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:During the climax, Raoul, rather than escape the house with the bearer bonds along with Burnham, decides to stay behind and try to murder Meg, Sarah and Stephen for causing him so much trouble, in spite of his numerous horrible injuries. This comes back to bite him when Burnham decides he can't just leave the Almans to die.]]



* SoftSpokenSadist: Raoul unless he's genuine angry.

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* SoftSpokenSadist: Raoul Raoul, unless he's genuine genuinely angry.
3rd Dec '16 6:16:46 AM KneadToKnow
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2002 suspense thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman and her 12 year old daughter move into a four story Manhattan brownstone which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for $3 million in bearer bonds belonging to the previous owner. The two women lock themselves up in the room, but are unable to call for help. Worse yet, the bonds were stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them.

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2002 suspense thriller directed by Creator/DavidFincher and starring JodieFoster and a young KristenStewart. A recently divorced woman and her 12 year old daughter move into a four story Manhattan brownstone which has a fortified "panic room" in case of home invasion. Late at night three burglars (played by Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/JaredLeto and Music/DwightYoakam) break in looking for $3 million money hidden in bearer bonds belonging to 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 bonds were money was stored in the panic room and the burglars have no issue going through the new owners to get them.
them (also, originally unbeknownst to them, it was ''far'' more than they had been told it was, and in the form of bearer bonds).



* AllForNothing: [[spoiler:Burnham is forced to let the bonds go when the police tell him to put his hands up, and they're blown away by the storm.]]

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* AllForNothing: Played with [[spoiler:at first, the safe appears to be empty]], then played straight [[spoiler:Burnham is forced to let the bonds go when the police tell him to put his hands up, and they're blown away by the storm.]]


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Twice, first with the burglars' plan to [[spoiler: swap clothes with Stephan to lure Meg out of the safe room]] and second with Meg's plan to [[spoiler:lure the burglars' out and to a specific place of her choosing so they'll be trapped between Stephan armed with the gun and her armed with the sledgehammer]]. Both go off more or less as planned, though RealityEnsues hard on the second one, mainly because [[spoiler:Stephan's not able to aim well due to his injuries, and a sledgehammer is a really difficult weapon for a small-framed woman to wield effectively]].
2nd Oct '16 12:50:09 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Meg:''' Ever read any [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]?

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--> '''Meg:''' Ever read any [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe]]?
6th Apr '16 12:08:20 PM Pren
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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler:Burnham is forced to let the bonds go when the police tell him to put his hands up, and they're blown away by the storm.]]
4th Mar '16 4:34:33 PM eroock
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* HideYourPregnancy: Jodie Foster was already a few months pregnant when she started filming. The scene where she answers the door and talks to the cop was filmed last and they put a baggy sweater over her.
7th Jan '16 3:24:17 AM TheAimz
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* YourCheatingHeart: The reason Meg and Stephen divorced is because of the latter having an affair.
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