10 Coolest Phone Booth Scenes in Cinema

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3. Falling Down (1993)

William “D-Fens” Foster, the, ahem, disgruntled engineer played by Michael Douglas in Falling Down, possesses what you might call anger management issues. Joel Schumacher’s 1993 thriller sees Foster go on a spree of violence after life’s injustices become slightly too much for him to tolerate. Foster demonstrates this fury perhaps no more clearly than in the above scene, where he responds to a complaint about his phone usage by pulling out a Mac-10 submachine gun and laying waste to the kiosk. If you’d like to visit this particular stop on Foster’s rampage, the scene was shot at Sunset and Crescent Heights in West Hollywood, CA.

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2. The Birds (1963)

In this frantic scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, Tippi Hedren’s character Melanie Daniels uses a phone booth to shield herself from the flock of birds terrorizing the town. As the carnage unfolds all around her, wave after avian wave attack the phone booth, eventually starting to break the glass. Daniels is rescued in the nick of time, but her bird-induced torment is far from over. Hedren herself may also have suffered on the set of the 1963 movie, with Hitchcock reportedly having “made her life a living hell” after she rebuffed his sexual advances. “If it had happened now I’d be a very rich woman because of sexual harassment laws,” Hedren told The Daily Telegraph in a recent interview.

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