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Trapped (2002)

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The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.

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Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Greg Iles (novel), Greg Iles (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Karen
Courtney Love ... Cheryl
Stuart Townsend ... Will
Kevin Bacon ... Hickey
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Marvin
Dakota Fanning ... Abby Jennings
Steve Rankin ... Hank Ferris
Garry Chalk ... Agent Chalmers
Jodie Markell ... Mary McDill
Matt Koby Matt Koby ... Peter McDill
Gerry Becker ... Dr. Stein
Andrew Airlie ... Holden
Randi Lynne ... Hotel Operator
Colleen Camp ... Joan Evans
J.B. Bivens ... Gray Davidson
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Storyline

When their daughter is abducted and taken for ransom by a gang of serial kidnappers, a young doctor and his wife find themselves held hostage while a 24-hour plan to extort their money is set into motion. Now, with time running out and the health of their asthmatic daughter at serious risk, they find themselves in a life-and-death race against the clock as the "perfect crime" begins spiraling towards an unthinkable, terrifying and deadly conclusion.

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Fear Strikes Back. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Hours See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,765, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$7,073,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,414,416
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the film was meant to take place in the south, but because of filming locations, it was changed to Seattle. See more »

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Succinylcholine, also known as Suxamethonium chloride, is depolarizing neuromuscular blocker. It is rapid IV onset of less than minute and a duration of 5- 10 minutes in most individuals. It works to depolarize the nerve cells at the neuromuscular junction causing rapid flaccid paralysis which results in the user being unable to move and breath. Although this is portrayed accurately in the movie, there is no know antidote. Even if there could be one found, once the drug has had its effect of paralysis, the only way to have termination of effect is for the drug to be metabolized and for the body to recover in 5- 10 minutes (which before then would also require medical interventions to assist with breathing). See more »

Quotes

Karen: [pointing a gun] Take me to her! You SON OF A BITCH!
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Closing dedication: In loving memory of an invaluable colleague and friend Piotr Sobocinski See more »

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A book's cover can disappoint
15 November 2003 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Joe (Kevin Bacon) and Cheryl Hickey (Courtney Love) and their assistant Marvin (Pruitt Taylor Price) are a small group of professional kidnap extortionists who have this time set their sights on Abigail (Dakota Fanning),the young daughter of wealthy doctor William Jennings (Stuart Townsend) and his wife Karen (Charlize Theron).Anticipating just another routine kidnapping scenario,matters become complicated when Joe learns of Abigail's asthma condition and the compounding effect it could have on the smooth running of the operation.But then,as events progress,it emerges that Joe and Cheryl may have a more sinister ulterior motive in kidnapping Abigail in the first place.

Were it not for Bacon's wild,engaging performance and magnetizing screen presence throughout the film,the cool lines the script offers him and a neat tagline,this thriller could be seen as little more than hackneyed and droning (it's not the fu*king word I'm thinking of,believe me),and has become so ludicrous and OTT by the end you really wish it had ended about ten minutes ago.**


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