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The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

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Mark Gorodnitsky ...
Young Albert
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Teenager Cassandra is locked up against her will unable to contact her family to let them know she's still alive. Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family. Written by Anne Campbell

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When hope is all you have. See more »


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

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12 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Queen of the Night  »

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The film was booed when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival See more »

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Matthew is chased and being shot at. One bullet hits the left tail light of his truck. In the next scene, the tail light is fixed. See more »

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Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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Der hölle Rache
from Die Zauberflöte (1964)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Text by Emanuel Schikaneder
Sung by Roberta Peters
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; István Kertész conductor
Salzburg Festival 1964
Clip courtesy of Video Artists International, and ORF Enterprise
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Implausible..... but I somehow got hooked
28 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let me start by stating this isn't the greatest movie ever made - You've only got to look at some of the other reviews to see that. However...

I actually really enjoyed it (maybe because I'm the father of a 10 year old girl, and so could perhaps relate easier, IDK??). Anyway, it really got me hooked from the beginning. Sorry all you haters but it deserves better than a 5/10 score.

Many people moan about the confusing timeline. I honestly can't say I struggled with the story going back and forth. The actors appearances altered accordingly with age, hairstyles, etc... the story actually seemed fairly straight forward to follow without any difficulty. I can easily get muddled up in an awkward film if I lose interest - maybe that's what happened to all the negative critics on here??? Overall, an enjoyable movie (despite the disturbing story) that I'll undoubtedly recommend to family and friends.


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