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Trapped (2002)

The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.



(novel), (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Ferris
Agent Chalmers
Mary McDill
Matt Koby ...
Peter McDill
Dr. Stein
Hotel Operator
J.B. Bivens ...
Gray Davidson


When their daughter is abducted and taken for ransom by a gang of serial kidnappers, a young doctor and his wife find themselves held hostage while a 24-hour plan to extort their money is set into motion. Now, with time running out and the health of their asthmatic daughter at serious risk, they find themselves in a life-and-death race against the clock as the "perfect crime" begins spiraling towards an unthinkable, terrifying and deadly conclusion.

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Plot Keywords:

doctor | ransom | panic | hostage | asthma | See All (150) »


It was the perfect plan until she refused to be the perfect victim! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

24 Hours  »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,765, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,536, 27 March 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Courtney Love suffered a miscarriage during filming. See more »


Succinylcholine, also known as Suxamethonium chloride, is depolarizing neuromuscular blocker. It is rapid IV onset of less than minute and a duration of 5- 10 minutes in most individuals. It works to depolarize the nerve cells at the neuromuscular junction causing rapid flaccid paralysis which results in the user being unable to move and breath. Although this is portrayed accurately in the movie, there is no know antidote. Even if there could be one found, once the drug has had its effect of paralysis, the only way to have termination of effect is for the drug to be metabolized and for the body to recover in 5- 10 minutes (which before then would also require medical interventions to assist with breathing). See more »


Hickey: A kid can stand anything for 24 hours. I had to stand alot worse for years.
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Closing dedication: In loving memory of an invaluable colleague and friend Piotr Sobocinski See more »


References Hollow Man (2000) See more »

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A stinker
23 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

If they had really wanted to live up to the title "Trapped", they should have locked the theater doors. If I couldn't have walked out of this mess, there would have been some actual excitement.

It started out all right, but I knew there was trouble ahead when I realized I was rooting for the kidnappers. If you want to see a family trying to rescue their kidnapped daughter, rent "Don't Say a Word".

The dialogue was a joke, almost the entire ensemble was miscast, the directing straight out of made-for-television. It should die a quick death at the theaters -- not even the American public is stupid enough to support this kind of crud. (Which puts me in the bottom 1%, I suppose, LOL, since I actually paid $8 for a ticket.)

The heaven, "One Hour Photo" was playing right next door and started 5 minutes after I walked out of Trapped. (If you want to see a masterwork of suspense, I highly recommend One Hour Photo instead.)

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