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When a kidnapping goes wrong, a desperate father risks everything to save his daughter from the men who hold her captive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marlon Villar
Menggie Cobarrubias ...
Mr. Manuel Changho
Dido De La Paz ...
Detective Ramos
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Visel
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Elvie Villar
Marife Necesito ...
Mrs. Marcy Changho
Patricia Gayod ...
Sophia Changho (as Patricia Ona Gayod)
Bernadette Diao ...
ChiChi Body Double
Yam Wilson ...
Angie Ferro ...
ChiChi's Grandmother
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Lina Villar
Archie Adamos ...
JoeJoe
Lynn Sherman ...
News Anchor / Teacher
Rommel Luna ...
Lover
Marcial Umoso ...
Detective Marcial (as Marical Umoso)
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Family man Marlon Villar - a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango - is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he is ambushed while driving both his boss's and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon's daughter is taken and held for ransom instead. Desperate to save his daughter, Marlon must navigate the conflicting motives between the ruthless kidnappers, untrustworthy Chango and determined detectives eager to name him a suspect without letting on the wrong girl was taken hostage. As events spin wildly out of control, Marlon, Chango and their families are forced into a rapid downward spiral of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. Written by Graceland

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A life for every lie. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Земля благодатная  »

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$13,059 (USA) (26 April 2013)

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$20,791 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Dark Day
Written by Mike Thies and Topu Lyo
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Strong story, nice visuals
25 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

The story is very strong and the visuals accompany the whole thing very nicely. Unfortunately the script is not as strong. I guess you could also blame the actors a little bit for not being totally convincing (though the "father" himself and a few other characters are really good too) through the whole movie.

It's more than gritty and people will either like it for the fact (and award more points than me) or dislike it, because of its nature. The camera does suggest and gives a documentary feeling. If only they had concentrated on the things that make this movie strong, it would have a greater impact (it already has, but there could be more).


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