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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film was released just as the last phonebooths in New York City were beginning to be removed. Even five years later, the plot would have been impossible. The rapidly-vanishing phonebooths are lampshaded in the opening narration, so it's arguable how 'unintentional' the piece is.


* FakeAmerican: Irishman Creator/ColinFarrell and Australian Creator/RadhaMitchell, as well as Canadian Creator/KieferSutherland.

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* FakeAmerican: Irishman Creator/ColinFarrell and Irish Creator/ColinFarrell, Australian Creator/RadhaMitchell, as well as Canadian Creator/KieferSutherland.


* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: Larry Cohen first pitched the concept to Creator/AlfredHitchcock in the 1960s. The finished film wasn't released until 2002.

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* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: Larry Cohen first pitched the concept to Creator/AlfredHitchcock in the 1960s. The finished film wasn't released until 2002.2003.


* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Manley Henry a.k.a. [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Snoop Dogg Intern/Resident/Attending]] can be glimpsed as an extra in a couple of shots.
** Josh Pais a.k.a. [[Film/{{Joker}} Arthur Fleck's boss]] plays Mario, the restaurateur who accosts Stu and Adam in the opening.


* DistancedFromCurrentEvents: The film's release was delayed by two months due to the DC Sniper Killings.

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* DistancedFromCurrentEvents: The film's release was delayed by two months from its original November 15, 2002 release date to April 4, 2003 due to the DC Sniper Killings.Washington, D.C. sniper attacks the month prior.



* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The film's road from inception to release took nearly ''forty years'' (including a two and a half year period between production and release). The story idea had been around for long, that Creator/AlfredHitchcock(!) was initially attached to direct the film in the late 60's. The two and a half year pause between production and release was more bad luck than anything else. The original release date just happened to be around the same time as the D.C. Sniper killings, and the producers wisely decided to put some distance between that.

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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The film's road from inception to release took nearly ''forty years'' (including a two and a half year period between production and release). The story idea had been around for long, that Creator/AlfredHitchcock(!) was initially attached to direct the film in the late 60's. The two and a half year pause between production and release was more bad luck than anything else. The original release date just happened to be around the same time as the D.C. Sniper killings, and the producers wisely decided to put some distance between that.


* OneTakeWonder: The shooter demands that Stu come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that Creator/ColinFarrell managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.

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* OneTakeWonder: The shooter demands that Stu come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], infidelities, resulting in an emotional scene that Creator/ColinFarrell managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.


* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: Larry Cohen first pitched the concept to Creator/AlfredHitchcock in the 1960s. The finished film wasn't released until 2002.



* TheOtherMarty: Creator/KieferSutherland's scenes were initially shot with Ron Eldard. Eldard's scenes were replaced after he didn't test well with the audience and studio.



* TheOtherMarty: Creator/KieferSutherland's scenes were initially shot with Ron Eldard. Eldard's scenes were replaced after he didn't test well with the audience and studio.

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* TheOtherMarty: Creator/KieferSutherland's scenes were initially shot with Ron Eldard. Eldard's scenes were replaced after he didn't test well with RetroactiveRecognition:
** Manley Henry a.k.a. [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Snoop Dogg Intern/Resident/Attending]] can be glimpsed as an extra in a couple of shots.
** Josh Pais a.k.a. [[Film/{{Joker}} Arthur Fleck's boss]] plays Mario,
the audience restaurateur who accosts Stu and studio.Adam in the opening.


* OneTakeWonder: The shooter, demands that Stu come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that Creator/ColinFarrell managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.

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* OneTakeWonder: The shooter, shooter demands that Stu come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that Creator/ColinFarrell managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.


* DistancedFromCurrentEvents: The film's release was delayed by two months due to the DC Sniper Killings.



* TooSoon: Mentioned above, the film's release was delayed by two months due to the DC Sniper Killings.


* DevelopmentHell: The film's road from inception to release took nearly ''forty years'' (including a two and a half year period between production and release). The story idea had been around for long, that Creator/AlfredHitchcock(!) was initially attached to direct the film in the late 60's. The two and a half year pause between production and release was more bad luck than anything else. The original release date just happened to be around the same time as the D.C. Sniper killings, and the producers wisely decided to put some distance between that.


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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The film's road from inception to release took nearly ''forty years'' (including a two and a half year period between production and release). The story idea had been around for long, that Creator/AlfredHitchcock(!) was initially attached to direct the film in the late 60's. The two and a half year pause between production and release was more bad luck than anything else. The original release date just happened to be around the same time as the D.C. Sniper killings, and the producers wisely decided to put some distance between that.

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* PlayingAgainstType: The film was produced by David Zucker of Creator/ZuckerAbrahamsAndZucker


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film was released just as the last phonebooths in New York City were beginning to be removed. Even five years later, the plot would have been impossible.
** The rapidly-vanishing phonebooths are lampshaded in the opening narration, so it's arguable how 'unintentional' the piece is.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film was released just as the last phonebooths in New York City were beginning to be removed. Even five years later, the plot would have been impossible. \n** The rapidly-vanishing phonebooths are lampshaded in the opening narration, so it's arguable how 'unintentional' the piece is.


* OneTakeWonder: The shooter, played by Kiefer Sutherland, demands that Colin Farrell's character come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that the actor managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.

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* OneTakeWonder: The shooter, played by Kiefer Sutherland, demands that Colin Farrell's character Stu come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that the actor Creator/ColinFarrell managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''Phone Booth'' was released just as the last phonebooths in New York City were beginning to be removed. Even five years later, the plot would have been impossible.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''Phone Booth'' The film was released just as the last phonebooths in New York City were beginning to be removed. Even five years later, the plot would have been impossible.

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* OneTakeWonder: The shooter, played by Kiefer Sutherland, demands that Colin Farrell's character come clean to his wife about [[YourCheatingHeart his marital infidelities]], resulting in an emotional scene that the actor managed to nail down on the first take. The entire film itself was shot in just 12 days.

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** The rapidly-vanishing phonebooths are lampshaded in the opening narration, so it's arguable how 'unintentional' the piece is.

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