Trapped (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 September 2002 (USA)
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When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings' turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Ferris
Agent Chalmers
Mary McDill
Matt Koby ...
Peter McDill
Dr. Stein
Randi Lynne ...
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. Written by Anonymous

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


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


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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:

$3,210,765 (USA) (20 September 2002)


$856,427 (Japan) (2 January 2004)

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Did You Know?


Originally the script called for the character of Abby to be diabetic, but Panic Room (2002) also featured a little girl with juvenile diabetes and as it was to be released first, so Abby was changed to an asthmatic instead. See more »


When Hickey takes a giant swig of the carton from the fridge, he obviously spills a lot of the liquid on him, yet moments later, he and his clothes are dry. See more »


Abby: When are you going to take me for a ride?
Will: Well, as a matter a fact... I booked a cabin up at Whistler this weekend... and how about that?
Abby: [Happy] YES!
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Closing dedication: In loving memory of an invaluable colleague and friend Piotr Sobocinski See more »


References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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31 December 2002 | by (Encino, CA) – See all my reviews

The disaster scene at the end of this film was equal to the level of disaster that this film made of a rather decent book (24 Hours, upon which it was based). The acting with the exception of Charlize Theron was awful. Courtney Love can't act, Kevin Bacon was on auto-pilot and Stuart Townsend is a cipher.

The crash scene at the end was unrealistic, confusing and maybe just plain stupid.

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