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Captives (1994)

R | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Clifford
Philip Chaney
Richard Hawley ...
Jeff Nuttall ...
Kenneth Cope ...
Dr. Hockley
Bill Moody ...
Surgery Officer
Nathan Dambuza ...
Christina Collingridge ...
Victoria Scarborough ...
Dental Nurse
Anthony Keirnan ...
Blackie (as Anthony Kernan)


A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for a strong sex scene, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem börtönében  »

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1.85 : 1
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The film's working title was "The Prisoner". See more »


Rachael closes a door after removing a metal box, but it is shown open soon after. See more »


[first lines]
Simon: [on answering machine] Rachel, hi, it's it's Simon. Um, I don't know how long you've got this flat for, but it's nice, so it's okay. I know you don't want to, but we've really got to talk about our house, and fix the price. I've tried calling you at work. Please ring back.
Rachel Clifford: [holds her nose and plunges under the bath water]
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An Intriguing and Intimate Drama
9 March 2003 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Tim Roth never ceases to amaze me with the parts that he plays. He is an "actor's actor". Julia Ormond had some roles in which, I believe, she received unfair unfavorable reviews, here in the states. She is a very talented actress, capable of giving great depth to each performance. Without the experience of working in, and knowing prison systems, this story may seem improbable to some. Having spent some time working at an American prison during graduate schooling, I feel a need to say that it is not at all improbable. I feel that the short synopsis given for this film is not representative of the intention and depth of this creation. Both of the two main characters are in vulnerable personal positions. Their affair is one that is likely enhanced by the potential threat to her job and his upcoming parole. However, the actual relationship these two people establish, is so tender, touching and truly intimate. The trap that develops around them is frightening for them both. But it is this, that brings out each one's absolute need to protect one another, thereby cementing their bond and making them "captives", each to the other's heart. This is a film that I can watch over and over again, even in one evening. I highly recommend it.

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