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Captive (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Brian Bird (screenplay by), Ashley Smith (book) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Graham ... Paige
Kate Mara ... Ashley Smith
Claudia Church ... Melissa
Gina Stewart Gina Stewart ... Beatrice
David Oyelowo ... Brian Nichols
Diva Tyler ... Deputy Cynthia Hall
E. Roger Mitchell ... Sgt. Teasley
Richard Fullerton ... Judge Rowland Barnes
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
Jessica Oyelowo ... Meredith MacKenzie
Leonor Varela ... Sgt. Carmen Sandoval
Michael Harding ... Commander Bradley Simpson
Matt Lowe ... Randy Hamilton
Sydelle Noel ... Lynn Campbell
Mimi Rogers ... Aunt Kim
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Storyline

On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, during his trial involving a rape case. In the process of the escape he murders the judge presiding over his trial, Rowland Barnes, as well as court reporter Julie Brandau. He also shoots Sergeant Hoyt Teasley while escaping from the courthouse, and then later kills ICE Special Agent David G. Wilhelm, who was off-duty at his home. Nichols becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith, a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict, whom he holds hostage. Smith gets through the time by being inspired by Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life while Nichols searches for redemption. As she reads aloud, Smith and her would-be killer come to a crossroads..

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Taglines:

Faith. Redemption. Survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captivã See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,393,243, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$2,583,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,801,508
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The blue truck that Brian Nichols stole in the movie was the real car that the real Brian actually stole. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Choice (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinkin Drinkin Fits
Music & Lyrics by Jessy Moss (as Jessica T Moss) and Walton Gagel
(c) 2005 Jessy Moss Music (ASCAP) and Production Club Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Jessica Moss Music
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It's alright
17 June 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a single mother who is addicted to meth. One night, she is held hostage inside her own home by a killer who just killed several people. They form a relationship which changes both of them forever.

"Captive" tells the psychological struggles of both the mother and the killer. They battle their own demons, and they are both changed over the course of the night because of a self help book. As unlikely as it sounds, it is actually based on a true incident. As a film, it does not offer much thrill or adrenaline, because it tells how two people evolve over the backdrop of a adrenaline rushed events. It is an OK film to watch, when you know what you're expecting.


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