Phone Booth The Day After Tomorrow Road To Perdition

16/10/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
  |  340 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of early 2000s blockbusters. In 'Phone Booth' (2003), philandering publicist Stuart Sheppard (Colin Farrell) answers a ringing public phone on a New York street, little knowing that he is about to put his life on the line. A voice on the other end of the phone tells him that if he hangs up he will be shot on the spot, and although Stu first thinks the caller is joking, the red dot of a laser-sighted rifle convinces him otherwise. Soon the moralistic caller has Stu confessing all his sins in a desperate bid to save his life. 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004) is a mega-budget, special-effects packed action adventure sci-fi epic directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Stargate), in which global warming and the greenhouse effect have given rise to abrupt climate change - with cataclysmic consequences for the entire planet. Dennis Quaid stars as Professor Adrian Hall, a paleoclimatologist who is fighting to save the world from a second ice age and all the natural disasters that herald it: floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes to name but a few. But first, Hall must complete a more personal mission: his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stranded in New York City where he was taking part in a school competition when the catastrophe began. As well as facing a perpetual onslaught of natural catastrophes, Hall must fight his way through the mass of humanity fleeing south into warmer climes... but can he reach his son in time to save him? Tom Hanks stars in gangster drama 'Road to Perdition' (2002), set in the American Midwest during the 1930s. Twelve-year-old Michael Sullivan Jr is curious about what his father (Hanks) does for a living, and one night decides to hide in his car as he goes off to work. It soon transpires that the elder Sullivan is a hitman for the mob, and when young Michael witnesses a killing carried out by the gangster boss' son Connor (Daniel Craig), it starts off a chain of events which will mark Michael's life forever. Co-starring Paul Newman and Jude Law and directed by Sam Mendes.