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

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

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$62,536 (USA) (25 March 2016)
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Theron's first movie release after her 3-year relationship with Third Eye Blind's lead singer Stephan Jenkins. Jenkins has went on to make millions of dollars writing songs about their failed relationship. See more »

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When Abby takes a puff from her inhaler, a cloud of smoke is visible - indicating that Abby is breathing out, not in. See more »

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Karen: [pointing a gun] Take me to her! You SON OF A BITCH!
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How to ruin a good idea...
4 June 2007 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

Average. The movie is full of clichés and most of all, the ending is totally unrealistic and overblown.

Otherwise, if they had stuck to the basic plot, this could have been a nice little thriller, especially because on average, the acting was pretty good (especially Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon). As usual, for some reason Hollywood producers (or Directors) feel it necessary to cram movies with tons of unnecessary subplots most of the time, as well as add minutes of ridiculous 'action scenes' which usually make the films look unreal and unbelievable to the audience. Do they really think the average moviegoer is a moron? In this case, the ending definitely ruined what could have been a good thriller...


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