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Captivity (2007)

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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.



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Complete credited cast:
Maggie Damon ...
Victim #1
Trent Broin ...
Victim #2


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El sótano  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,193 (UK) (22 June 2007)


$2,626,800 (USA) (27 July 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was heavily re-shot to turn it from a thriller to a torture/horror film. This is extremely evident in Elisha Cuthbert's hairstyle. It changes throughout the movie. In the first shoot her hair was more of a shag style, while in the re-shoot it is all one length. Her hair often changes in the middle of scenes (e.g. running from one room with a shag style but entering the next room with different hairstyle.) See more »


Michael Harney's name is misspelled in the end credits. See more »


Gary: [refers to Jenn after she couldn't get the shotgun to shoot, as he cocks the gun] You should've cocked it sweetheart.
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Crazy Credits

Michael Harney's name is misspelled in the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »


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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User Reviews

Nice an afternoon if you have nothing else to do
11 July 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie for what it is, a movie to pass the time on a rainy afternoon.

Unfortunately, the story is not that great. And with an avalanche of similar themed movies recently, this one really needed to shine to stick its head out above the rest. Don't expect too much of it. One known actress doesn't make a good movie, so don't blame one person for the script etc. Still worth seeing if you're invited by someone else to see it.

The end of the movie could have been with a bit more suspense I thought.

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