Caught (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 January 1996 (USA)
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Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Abbot ...
Peter #1
Tommy Abbot ...
Peter #2
Sandra Kazan ...
Bag Lady
Man in Window
Crack Dealing Kid
Angela Ali ...
Cop #1
Gregory Lichtenson ...
Cop #2
Dominick Oliveri ...
Fish Dealer
Big John


Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to awaken Joe's hope in the future as well as Betty's sexual passions. Until their son Danny returns home and notices the changes... Written by John Allison <>

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence and drug use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrapados  »

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Opening Weekend:

$34,411 (USA) (27 September 1996)


$315,752 (USA)

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[first lines]
Nick: [narration over fish caught in net] It's amazing the way you get into things.
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Another Deadly Mother
Written and Performed by The Fenwicks
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An under-rated near masterpiece indie.
3 December 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Caught" is a tight, ensemble drama which does something few films can do. It offers solid character development and explores the range of human emotion while telling a story with real depth and fidelity. Perfectly cast and executed, "Caught" peers into the lives of a middle aged couple who own a NYC fish market as a hired man becomes more than just a friend displacing their wayward adult son by day, the work-a-day husband by night, and acts as a catalyst for some compelling situations and performances. An excellent watch for mature audiences into psychodramas sans Tinseltown's usual hype and glitz.

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