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Captivity (2007)

 -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  13 July 2007 (USA)
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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves captured in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them psychologically mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.

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Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken. Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks. Written by After Dark Films

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drugged | torture | model | escape | captive | See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,429,100 (USA) (13 July 2007)

Gross:

$2,626,800 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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The initial advertising campaign for Captivity featured a multi-paneled poster. The first panel was labeled "Abduction," featuring actress Elisha Cuthbert appearing petrified, her mouth covered by a black gloved hand. The second panel was labeled "Confinement" and showed Cuthbert behind a chain-link fence with a bloody thumb poking through. The third was labeled "Torture" and featured Cuthbert on her back, her face hidden within a white cast and red tubes going up her nose. The fourth panel was labeled "Termination" and featured what appeared to be a limp body hanging over a table. The poster was placed on several billboards across Los Angeles, causing a significant uproar and resulting in many complaints. Distributor Lionsgate - who were not involved in the film's advertising campaign and claimed to know nothing of the poster in question before the posters were distributed - and producer After Dark Films ultimately decided to remove the controversial poster from the advertising campaign and took the billboards down. See more »

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Shortly after she takes off the gauze on her face and rips off the fake wound on her cheek, a spot of smeared blood is on her chest. In the following shot, she goes to retrieve something from the metal slot and the blood disappears. See more »

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Ben: [to his younger brother] You're the insider, I'm the outsider.
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Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

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March of the Priests
from "The Magic Flute"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Failoni Orchestra, Budapest
Conducted by Michael Halász (as Michael Halász)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Lower your expectations and have a good time.
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had pretty low expectations for this, so when it turned out to be not that bad (almost, dare i say, pretty... good?) I left the theater extremely enthusiastic. It delivers, believe it or not, a complete, if not well-rounded story. Here it is, in a sentence: Jennifer Tree is a beautiful young fashion model getting things she doesn't deserve and deciding she needs to get the hell out. Elisha Cuthbert plays the lead, and she looks phenomenal. Even while she is being held captive, her "damsel in distress" act makes great cinema. Always nice to see a girl that's been passed off as a dumb blond get up and kick some ass. I know there are people that feel otherwise about this movie but hey- I liked it! So there!


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