Panic Room

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Release Date:

  • March 29, 2002

DVD: September 17, 2002

Netflix: June 1, 2018

1h 52m | Thriller

Meg Altman (Foster) is at a crossroads. Suffering through a painful divorce from her husband, pharmaceuticals millionaire Stephen Altman, Meg buys an Upper West Side Manhattan townhouse for herself and her 11-year-old daughter, Sarah (Stewart). She intends to go back to school, raise her child and start a new life. The house she chooses to purchase was built by an eccentric millionaire who built a hidden ‘panic room’ to protect himself in case of a break in.

After moving in, the need for the panic room soon comes into play when their New York brownstone home is invaded by three intruders – Burnham (Whitaker), who knows everything about the room because he built it, Raoul (Yoakam) and Junior (Leto). Meg and Sarah take a stand from the sanctuary of the panic room, not realizing that the room itself is the thieves' target... and they will stop at nothing to get inside.
Director: David Fincher
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Ceán Chaffin, David Koepp, Gavin Polone, Judy Hofflund
Cast: Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau, Ian Buchanan
Writer(s): David Koepp
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