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The Clearing (2004)

As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

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Jill Hayes
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Louise Miller
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Tom Finch
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Eva Finch
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Cindy Mack
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Agent Kathleen Duggan
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Lane Hayes
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Graciela
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Detective Kyle Woodward
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John Dewitt
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Wayne and Eileen Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack, and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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You only really know what you have when you're about to lose it.


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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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16 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secretos de un secuestro  »

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Opening Weekend:

$618,674 (USA) (2 July 2004)

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$5,763,875 (USA) (8 October 2004)
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Trivia

First film featuring Robert Redford to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Eileen returns home from the FBI and checks the mail, two identical looking business letters are visible that both have "Pittsburgh, PA" spelled without h in the recipient address. On the first letter the same mistake can also be seen in the sender address. See more »

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Agent Ray Fuller: Describe your husband
[Robert Redford]
Eileen Hayes: Six foot tall...
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For ALAN J. PAKULA See more »

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Featured in Six Feet Under: The Dare (2004) See more »

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Here in My Heart
Written by Peitor Angell
Performed by Portia Griffin with The Monte Carlo Trio
Courtesy of Frixion Records
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Impressive acting
6 July 2005 | by (Jordan) – See all my reviews

the story of this movie is not that big deal, you see a lot of movies like these all around the world, but, the impressive acting skills of William Dafoe and Mirren, that what gave this movie a taste.

The story was predictable, although the ending was surprising a little bet, I expected something different.

What i loved most about the movie was the acting, William Dafoe was really into the character, he played well, and i was impressed.

Also Mirren Played such a wonderful role, I liked the way she was cool and all quiet, you didn't see her fall apart at the end when she gets the bad news, wonderful performance she did, i think it's the best role she ever played.


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