thriller double. in 'phone booth' (2002), when philandering publicist stuart sheppard (colin farrell) answers a ringing public phone on a new york street he doesn't realise 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. in 'independence day' (1996), when massive spaceships appear, hovering above planet earth, the world stands in awe and wonder. this soon turns to terror as the aliens launch an all-out attack, devastating the planet. the survivors, led by american president thomas j. whitmore (bill pullman), decide to fight back. the traditional b-movie format is updated for the 90s, making it one of the biggest box office smashes of all time. will smith and jeff goldblum co-star.