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Wayne Stracton, an unscrupulous psychopathic criminal, kidnaps the teenage Julie Burdock and buries her in a small box with air for only 83 hours. He demands half a million dollars from her father and gives him most detailed instructions on how to deliver the money. Meanwhile the FBI frantically tries to locate Julie, knowing that the kidnaper won't care for her after he's received the money and even less if he doesn't. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Peter Strauss is a delinquent who kidnaps the daughter (Mathis) of a millionaire (Urich) and keeps her closed in some kind of coffin buried on a forest and provides her with water, food and oxygen for 83 hours (from here comes the title).
Everything is very predictable, especially because the story is told by Strauss from jail (in a big flashback). What makes it good is the originality of the kidnapping itself, the way they hide the girl that increases everybody's tension: her family (of course), the cops and even Strauss and his female accomplice (who have a not very good relationship).
Summarizing, a good entertainment, the chance of watching Strauss in a good character and performance, and the joy of watching an early role of that great and very underrated actress called Samantha Mathis.
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