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.
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 »
We see snow or rain in the headlights of Karen and Joe's Jeep as they drive out into the woods to drop off the daughter's medicine, but not in the lights of the truck that Marvin is driving on the same road. See more »
Marvin will be here soon. You will not get emotional. You will not freak out. You'll give the kid his medicine, and then we're gonna go.
You're gonna make sure you do because I'm gonna have a gun on you every second. Abby's gonna go a little crazy when you leave. You're gonna tough it out. Just like the first day of school. You remember that, right? If you flip out and if you try to run, I will shoot you. I'm not gonna shoot her. I'm gonna shoot you with her daddy's gun. And she ...
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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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