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Don't Say a Word (2001)

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ni una palabra  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,090,474 (USA) (28 September 2001)


$54,997,476 (USA) (25 January 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1991 and 2001. See more »


When the police agree to give Conrad an escort, an overhead shot reveals some paraders carrying flags of several Canadian provinces. See more »


Jessie Conrad: You had a bad day!
Nathan Conrad: Why do you say that?
Jessie Conrad: [copies Nathan] Frown faceeeeee!
Nathan Conrad: [copies Jessie] Well my little frown face, is because it's after ten o'clock and your still awake.
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Written by Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Barbara Belle
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Decent Kidnap Story Worth One Look
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's another interesting kidnap story. Sean Bean always plays a believable villain and Michael Douglas usually plays roles that keep the audience's attention....so the almost- two hours go by pretty quickly. The whole cast, actually, pretty good with no one person standing out.

The story loses points because the ending goes on too long and has the standard villain-holds-the-gun-and-doesn't shoot-too long cliché which drives critics, me included crazy. That, and a bit too many f-words in here by the female cop (Jennifer Esposito) which simply aren't necessary, and a few other holes all reduce this from a sure 9-star to an "8.....but don't misunderstand: it's worth a look.

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