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Captivity -- 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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Captivity -- 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.
Captivity -- 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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Writers (WGA):
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13 July 2007 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elisha Cuthbert ... Jennifer

Daniel Gillies ... Gary Dexter

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Ben Dexter

Michael Harney ... Det. Bettiger

Laz Alonso ... Det. Ray Di Santos
Maggie Damon ... Detective Susan Luden

Carl Paoli ... Victim #1
Trent Broin ... Victim #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anelia Dyoulgerova ... Waitress (uncredited)

Olivia Negron ... Spanish Woman (uncredited)

Elijah Runcorn ... Young Ben (uncredited)
Rebekah Ryan ... Young Ben & Gary's Mom (uncredited)

Remy Thorne ... Young Gary (uncredited)

Directed by
Roland Joffé 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (screenplay) and
Joseph Tura (screenplay)

Larry Cohen (story)

Produced by
Stephanie Caleb .... co-producer
Valery Chumak .... executive producer
Mark Damon .... producer
James D. Deck .... line producer (as James Deck)
Boris Galkin .... line producer
Jill Gatsby .... co-producer
Alexandra Gurule .... co-producer (as Alexandra Mehlman)
Joel Hatch .... line producer: Los Angeles
Alla Kharebova .... associate producer
Sergei Konov .... producer (as Serge Konov)
Gary Mehlman .... producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Leonid Minkovski .... producer
Courtney Solomon .... executive producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... co-producer
Marius Vilunas .... associate producer
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
Cinematography by
Daniel Pearl (director of photography) (as Daniel C. Pearl)
Film Editing by
Richard Nord 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Production Design by
Addis Gadzhiyev 
Art Direction by
Addis Gadzhiyev 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Marlin 
Makeup Department
Brian Abbott .... key makeup artist: New York
Laura Berman .... department head hair: Los Angeles
Hallie D'Amore .... department head makeup artist: Los Angeles
Ketty Gonzalez .... hair stylist
James Lawrence .... key hair stylist: New York
Irina Lyashko .... special makeup effects artist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
Yulia Pavlova .... special makeup effects artist
Heather Plott .... department head makeup artist: Los Angeles
Sergey Sirin .... makeup stylist
Yvette Stone .... department head hair: Los Angeles
Maria Torfeld .... key makeup artist: New York (as Maria Von Torfeld)
Clint Zoccoli .... special makeup effects designer
Production Management
Petra Hoebel .... unit production manager: New York
Bill Newcomb .... post-production supervisor
Traceigh Scottel .... production supervisor
Jen Wall .... production supervisor: Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis T. Benatar .... assistant director: additional photography
Olga Boutko .... second assistant director
Darius Carter .... first assistant director: second unit
Mike Currie .... second assistant director: second unit
Carl Goldstein .... first assistant director: additional photography
Carl Goldstein .... second unit director
James Heth .... first assistant director: second unit
Murphy Occhino .... second assistant director
Lev Paramonov .... assistant director
Tony Phillippe .... second second assistant director: New York
Faith Seim .... second second assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Pete Dancy .... set dresser
Peter DeCurtis .... leadman: New York
Azat Gaziziov .... art department assistant
Azat Gaziziov .... graphic artist
Monte Hallis .... production designer: reshoot
Mila Khalevich .... set decorator: New York
Chad Koch .... graphic designer
Wes Louie .... illustrator
Paul Anthony Olive .... camera scenic artist
Sarah Prescott .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
Regana Redd .... set dresser
Caitlin Reilly .... assistant art director: additional photography
Tim Sitnikov .... art department assistant
Tim Sitnikov .... graphic artist
Ernesto Solo .... art director: New York
Michael Thomas .... lead scenic
Eric West .... set dresser: New York
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Coomes .... sound effects editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound editor
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Robert Getty .... dialog & adr editor
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Lawson .... sound mixer: additional photography
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer: additional photography
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Raber .... sound effects editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound designer
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist
Ken Segal .... sound mixer
Ken Segal .... sound: second unit
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Brian Slack .... sound re-recording mixer
Alec St. John .... supervising sound effects editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... supervising sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chris Bailey .... special effects coordinator
Ilya Churinov .... pyrotechnician
Erich Martin Hicks .... special effects: pick-up shots
Alex Hill .... special effects
Jack Lazzaro .... special effects technician
Hugo Villasenor .... special effects technician
Clint Zoccoli .... sculptor: prosthetics
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
David Cole .... digital colourist
Buddy Gheen .... digital compositor
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects
Vladimir Leschinski .... visual effects supervisor
Bruce Mann .... digital compositor
Claudia Meglin .... digital compositor
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Sk Nguyen .... visual effects coordinator
Jeremy Oddo .... visual effects
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Cat Rowe .... digital colorist assist
Migs Rustia .... visual effects editor
Chad Schott .... digital compositor
Paul Stemmer .... visual effects editor
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific
Pat Banta .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Brewer .... stunt coordinator
Elena Churinova .... stunt double (as Elena Lotanova)
Douglas Huber .... stunt double
Martin Ivanov .... stunt double: Gary
Camera and Electrical Department
Artem Antonov .... dolly grip
Ryan Bradley .... best boy grip: second unit
Bruce L. Finn .... director of photography: second unit
Adam Hall .... grip
Jimi Johnson .... video assist
Lee Johnson .... gaffer: second unit
Rob Koch .... assistant camera: New York
Cole Koehler .... additional second assistant camera
Eric Laudadio .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Eric R. Laudadio)
Greg Le Duc .... digital imaging technician
Michael Lindquist .... assistant camera
Diego Mariscal .... grip
Michael McCormack .... video/computer playback
William Pavlu .... rigging gaffer
Nick Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Don Reddy .... camera operator
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Andrey Schtaff .... key grip
Nate Wayman .... grip: Los Angeles
James M. Wykoff .... best boy grip
Antonio Zavala Kugler .... additional photographer
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... local casting
Mac Marshall .... extras casting
Karen Rea .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guzel Khamatova .... set costumer
Kerry Perdue .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate data conformer
Heather Holty .... digital intermediate project manager
Jesse Kobayashi .... digital intermediate project manager
Andrey Nazarov .... assistant editor
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Lee Wimer .... digital colorist: Efilm
Sharon Wong .... additional editor
Sharon Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor
Allison Wright Clark .... music supervisor
Matt Franko .... music preparation
John Kurlander .... scoring mixer
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Philip Tallman .... music editor
Buck Sanders .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Antonio Molina .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
Other crew
Mina Adibpour .... production assistant: New York
Will Alovis .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Jennifer Au .... assistant: Tamara Stuparich de la Barra
Kirstie Bingham .... script supervisor: second unit, Los Angeles
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Larry Chan .... assistant: Mark Damon, USA
Scott Collette .... assistant: Ms. Stuparich De La Barra
Erin Cowden .... photo double
Erin Cowden .... stand-in
Kelvin Curtis .... assistant to producers
Eric R. Evans .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
David Scott Faris .... set production assistant: New York (as D. Scott Faris)
Julio Ferrario .... creative director: main titles
Jordan Gilbert .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Lindsey Glueckert .... personal assistant: Elisha Cuthbert (as Lindsay Glueckert)
Sergey Grablevsky .... translator: Richard Nord
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Torrence Hall .... weapons handler
Ali Jazayeri .... vice president finance
Elaine Kim .... assistant: Tamara Stuparich de la Barra
Mela Lee .... adr voice replacement
Dina Mamedova .... assistant: Mark Damon, Russia
Kerry McCrohan .... key production assistant: second unit
Ari Michelson .... special photographs
Aaron Millar .... assistant location manager
Aaron Millar .... location scout
George Mims .... stand-in
Alyona Minkovskaya .... assistant: Elisha Cuthbert
Susan T. Parsons .... production coordinator: New York
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor: New York
Zack Ruderman .... production assistant
Kate Sharp .... assistant: Leonid Minkovski
Diane Slattery .... publicist
John Smart .... clearance administrator
Lora Marie Taylor .... assistant accountant
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Lincoln Thompson .... production assistant
Rosana Tomas .... production coordinator: additional photography
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Rob van de Laar .... production assistant: New York
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Randy Weiss .... production executive
Jae Yu .... assistant: Leonid Minkovski
Victor Antashkevitch .... special thanks
Nickolai Bagriy .... special thanks
Konstantin Senchenko .... special thanks
Alexander Shishkin .... special thanks
Sergei Tchigrin .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Ben:Why do good things happen to bad people? That's the mystery.See more »
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118 out of 190 people found the following review useful.
Adds nothing new, but it's a hell of a lot better than the Saw sequels!, 29 June 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I have to admit that I probably wouldn't have gone to cinema to see this film if it wasn't for all the unneeded controversy surrounding it's marketing campaign in the USA, but I guess that's a good thing as it shows that the people who initiate that sort of thing usually just end up helping the film in question to reach a wider audience. I have to say that whoever it was that made such a fuss about the posters did me a favour, as while Captivity isn't exactly a modern masterpiece; it's certainly a decent little horror thriller, and I'm glad I went to see it. The film focuses solely around Jennifer Tree, an actress who is abducted and thrown into a basement dungeon from which there is no escape and she is continually watched over by the psychopath who abducted her; a man who also enjoys putting her through all manner of sadistic and brutal torturing. Hope arises when she finds a man in the cell next to her, and together they attempt to escape from the dungeon. But as they face more sadism and torture, it turns out that the situation isn't all it seems.

This film is obviously catching on to the 'torture porn' film type that seems to be dominating the horror genre recently (films such as Hostel and Saw being at the forefront), but while this doesn't add anything new; it is entertaining to watch, and that is really all that is important from this sort of film. The film is, surprisingly, directed by experienced director Roland Joffé, whose only other film I've seen is the Oscar nominated "The Killing Fields" - and this is nothing like it! (Though I'd say that's a good thing...). The screenplay was written by the great Larry Cohen, who you can always count on for an entertaining thrill ride, and while this isn't one of his best attempts; I'd pretty much say he delivered (it's better than Cellular, too). The twist in the middle can be seen coming a mile off, but that's not important either as the handling after the twist is good and with this, Cohen succeed in racketing the film up a notch. Captivity is very short at just 85 minutes, but I'd rather it be on the short side than feature a bucket load of filler like many films these days do. Overall, I won't say this is brilliant or a classic; but it's a more than decent horror thriller and I definitely recommend seeing it.

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