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Family -- Jean, a small-time crook on the run, Eldon, an ex-cop and Cole, his quiet ten year old son begin to bond together...until the secrets start to come out. Before Jean can figure out what is going on, she finds herself embedded in a spiraling nightmare that will leave her with a choice: turning her back on the little boy who needs her or sacrificing herself and going back to jail.
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10 January 2006 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Boyd Kestner ... Eldon

Renée Humphrey ... Jean

Tanner Richie ... Cole
Joe Russo ... Luke

Dave Fennoy ... Glen McKenzie

Durek Verett ... Robbie
Kristen Rajterowski ... Ida
Christine Regan ... Cashier

Ryan Oliver ... Clerk
Lewis Wilbur ... Sheriff
Michael Pritchard ... Old Man
Ryan Meyer ... Worker
Kimberly Havins ... Woman in Store
Jeff Havins ... Man in Store
Christopher McCafferty ... Fruit Stand Attendant
Randy Wolfe ... Trucker
Matthew Brooks Jr. ... Kid At Store
Daryl Tillis ... Robbie Stand-In

Directed by
J.M. Logan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hudson Shock 

Produced by
Matt Falletta .... executive producer
Renée Humphrey .... producer
Chris Jackson .... executive producer
Jon Lawrence .... executive producer
Larry A. Lee .... line producer
Larry A. Lee .... producer
J.M. Logan .... producer
Helga Salmena .... associate producer (as Helga Salmena)
Michael Shelton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Deane Ogden 
Cinematography by
Kelly Jones 
Film Editing by
J.M. Logan 
Casting by
Renée Humphrey 
Production Design by
Matt Falletta 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Makeup Department
Kelley Mitchell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Lawrence .... second unit director
Larry A. Lee .... first assistant director
Rob Mullins .... assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Oliver .... property master
Sound Department
Ben Cooper .... sound
Joel Jaffe .... sound (as Joelle Jaffe)
Brian Swanson .... sound
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... visual effects
Joe Russo .... title designer
Joe Russo .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Shelton .... visual effects supervisor
Larry A. Lee .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Kasson .... camera operator
Erik Kasson .... key grip
Ryan Meyer .... electrician
Ryan Meyer .... grip
Gino Mifsud .... still photographer
Andrew Robison .... camera operator
Andrew Robison .... electrician
Andrew Robison .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corey Hockman .... wardrobe supervisor
Cory Hockman .... set costumer
Susan Reed .... set costumer
Suzan Reed .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Michael Cioni .... post-production consultant
Sam Dlugach .... color corrector: DaVinci HD
Music Department
Rick Fry .... musician: electric guitar
Tom Geron .... score mixer
Kerri McAdams .... orchestra contractor
Reya Nesbit .... musician: cello
Nicole Nevin .... musician: violin and viola
Nicole Nevin .... orchestrator
Deane Ogden .... conductor
Deane Ogden .... orchestrator
Katie Williamson .... music preparation
Katie Williamson .... scoring assistant
Transportation Department
Peter Clemmens .... driver
Other crew
Gregg Detrich .... additional visuals: 23D Films
Vanessa Doyen .... production assistant
Denise Eletich .... production assistant
Melissa Gill Calderon .... studio teacher (as Melissa Gill)
Aimee Martin .... production assistant
Beth McManigill .... studio teacher
Jesus Putnam .... production assistant
Mark Jacyszyn .... special thanks
Ted Rae .... special thanks
Terry Sandin .... special thanks
Tracy Thomas .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Trapped" - USA (DVD title)
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Greece:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant Surprise, 20 August 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The dangerous escapee Jean Clarkson (Renée Humphrey) reaches a gas station and hitchhikes. Eldon (Boyd Kestner) and his young son Cole (Tanner Ritchie) that are traveling together in a road trip to learn the real America give a ride to her. When Cole stays alone with Jean, he tells that Eldon has abducted him and is not his father and asks her to help him. Jean feels a dilemma but she decides to risk her freedom to help her boy. Along the journey, Jean discloses that Eldon is an unstable man and does not hesitate to kill whoever tries to separate him from Cole.

"Family" is a low-budget movie with a bleak beginning when a criminal takes a ride with an insane abductor and none of them two knows that the other is not telling the truth. The plot becomes tense when the boy reveals that his name is Jeremy and the man is not his father. The second half of the story is weaker but not bad and in the end this film is a pleasant surprise. The open conclusion is very intelligent and unusual in American movies. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Família do Mal" ("Evil Family")

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