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Shattered (2007)

Butterfly on a Wheel (original title)
A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

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Cast

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Emma Karwandy ...
Sophie Randall
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Helen Schriver
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Jerry Crane
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Karl Granger
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Diane
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Dave Carver
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Det. McGill
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Matt Ryan
Julie Patzwald ...
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Maitre D'
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Storyline

In Chicago, Neil Randall - family man and executive of an advertisement agency - has a perfect life. He expects to be promoted in his job soon, he has a beautiful and sexy wife, Abby, a lovely daughter, Sophie, and he lives in a wonderful house. When Neil's boss, Karl Granger, invites him to spend the weekend in his country cottage, Abby hires a nanny for Sophie, so Abby can spend the day with her sister, Diane. While driving Abby to meet Diane, a stranger who was hidden on the backseat appears with a gun, and informs them that he has kidnapped Sophie. He introduces himself as Ryan, and states that for twenty-four hours the couple will obey his orders, otherwise he will kill Sophie. By keeping the couple under his total control, he makes it clear that he is a calculating sociopath with nothing to lose, and the intention of destroying Neil's perfect life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Lives will be broken See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Shattered  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,432,482, 6 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel" is a quotation - sometimes misquoted with "on" in place of "upon" - from Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" of January 1735. The line has entered common use and has become associated with more recent figures. See more »

Goofs

When Neil runs to the clock tower he's all sweaty - his shirt is all wet, then in the elevator he's neat and clean, then on the roof he's wet again. See more »

Quotes

Tom Ryan: Never pick a fight with someone who's got nothing to lose.
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Connections

Features Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Take Care of You
Written by Brook Benton
Performed by Irma Thomas
Published by Famous Music Publishing Company Ltd.
Courtesy of Rounder Records. www.rounder.com
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Sensational
5 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

It has been a while since i have seen a movie that i can't guess it's finally after the first 20-30 minutes....no more comments , just watch that movie.

I can't think at other comments that would not spoil the story but the damn guidelines are asking for minimum 10 lines....so.

The story is original, i can't remember to have seen this subject in a movie before, and the performance is almost perfect, the characters seem to be able to hide the motives behind their actions until the very last moment...contributing at the tension of the movie. In one word, i can't understand why so few people have voted for this movie...i vote rarely , but i could not stop myself to vote for this one


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