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Don't Say a Word (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  28 September 2001 (USA)
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When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

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A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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You want what they want, don't you... I'll never tell... any of you. See more »

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Rated R for violence, including some gruesome images, and language | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£597,896 (UK) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

£1,757,429 (UK) (15 March 2002)
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Sean Bean actually spoke to Michael Douglas and Famke Janssen on the cell phones during filming. See more »

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Near the end, Douglas holds a gun directly at Bean's head. In the close ups, Douglas's eye contact with Bean seems to be downward at about a 45-degree angle. But Douglas is standing and Bean is prone on the ground. Since Douglas is not on his knees and if we use Pythagora's Theorem with the angle of eye contact and the actor's 5'10" height; one must conclude that Douglas's left arm is over eight feet long. See more »

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[trying to get Dr. Sax to tell her what the deal is]
Detective Cassidy: Why don't you quit wasting my fucking time and tell me who's we?
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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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Pride and Joy
Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Typical hollywood junk
8 December 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Coming in with very low expectations, considering the way the plot sounded so dumb, I was let down even more after watching the movie. Why does these hollywood movies all end up with the guy/gal who never raised a fist suddenly becomes the fighting Rambo figure, while these career criminals becomes so dumb and careless, all at the same time. Anytime you think to yourself why doesn't the criminal kill or subdue their victims on a certain situation, then you know these dumb acts by them were written in so that the heroine could escape from their grasp.

Situations like when the mom found out they got their daughter in same apt one floor away, why did the whole gang run off and send one guy to finish her unsupervised? Could they have not have easily monitored her through the video system while sending two guys instead? What was the big rush? They had the whole surveillance setup only to abandon it when discovered by someone whom couldn't have done anything anyway. There are many other scenes where people make illogical decisions.

For a desperate doctor in a mental hospital, he sure skipped out on alot of the options available at his disposal like hypnosis or sodium pentothal.

All in all, a really bad film that make you cringe, not for the suspense, but for all the situations where you would say "why didn't they just", "why would they do that" or "this is so dumb". Avoid it at all cost.


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