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When recent divorcee Meg Altman and her ten-year-old daughter, Sarah, move to New York City to start afresh, they buy the former upper West Side home of an eccentric millionaire. Most bizarre among the brownstone's features is a vault-like steel-encased room with a phone line, emergency supplies, and a wall of closed-circuit TVs monitoring the townhouse. It's called the Panic Room, and it's meant to provide a sense of security. Instead, it just makes Meg nervous. When three burglars break in, Meg and Sarah are forced to seek refuge in the high-tech bunker. They've barely breathed a sigh of relief before they realize the intruders are after something located inside the Panic Room - and they're not leaving until they get it. Terrified and trapped, mother and daughter must use every last resource to fight for their homes...and their lives.