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Shattered (2007)
"Butterfly on a Wheel" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  23 August 2007 (Israel)
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A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

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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

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nanny | sociopath | gun | daughter | suburb | See All (46) »

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No one knows how far they can go... until they are pushed. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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23 August 2007 (Israel)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the second time that Pierce Brosnan and Gerard Butler have appeared in a movie together. The first was actually Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) where Butler played one of the crew on the HMS Devonshire, and Brosnan of course played James Bond. However, their characters in that film had no interaction. See more »

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(at around 6 mins) The 3 of them are driving out of the city past Rush Memorial hospital out to a secluded location. They are really on East Bound I-290 heading INTO the city. See more »

Quotes

Tom Ryan: Never pick a fight with someone who's got nothing to lose.
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References Barney & Friends (1992) 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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Worth seeing for something different!!!
19 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to speak out after seeing quite a few negative reviews. Especially to the ones that label this cliché and others who turn it off after 30min -- are you kidding me! I applaud the writer Morrissey here for trying to create something different and unique! It is. There are a few small issues (and one big one at the end) but for the most part very entertaining. The way I saw it is -- The Game/Fatal Attraction combination. I work in the business and as far as I'm concerned there are far far worse ones being made daily. I do see this one as a gem, if nothing else, for its courage to hang out something different. It won't change the world but there is meaning to be found for those pundits that say this an absolute mindless ... bad behavior can have consequences, and what about trust?? Something to think about.... For those that can't see the beauty in that you can always go rent "Dude Where's My Car" for intellectual fodder!


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