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Final Recourse (2013)

A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.

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Brooke Holton
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Jerry / Dr. Tomman
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Michelle Gaines
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Will (as Luke Eberl)
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Albert Fuentes
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Rona Jaworski
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Carl Winfield
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Emma Fuentes
Parker Niksich ...
Billy Fuentes
Linda Leonard ...
Helen
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Dr. Hornglow (as Joel Taylor)
Dawn Luyster ...
Melba
Elizabeth Kate ...
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Daniel B. Davis ...
Chauffer (as Daniel Davis)
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Phillip
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A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.

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When Brooke is kidnapped it is winter time as all of the trees are bare. Later, when she is reunited with her family, the leaves on the trees are still green. Then at the end in the cemetery, the leaves are turning brown and starting to fall off. See more »

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Devil's Got My Soul
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Run for Your Life
5 January 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Over the opening credits, a woman appears to be running for her life. She turns out to be multi-millionaire mom Teri Polo (as Brooke Holton). Following a tragedy for which she blames herself, Ms. Polo takes comfort in pills, alcohol and cigarettes. Loving husband Matt Socia (as Albert Fuentes) and tightly-clothed co-worker Tia Carrere (as Michelle Gaines) are worried. Polo goes through professional psychoanalysis, but it doesn't work. She makes bad decisions at work, burns breakfast and drunkenly drops her birthday cake on the lawn. Her stupor also makes Polo vulnerable to stalking kidnappers...

"Final Recourse" aka "Taken for Ransom" almost works. Watching it a second time will reveal the story's breaking point – a point-of-view error at about the 20 minute mark; listen for the line, "Rats leaving the sinking ship," and the cocking of a gun. Oddly, there are a couple of places where a little extra editing would have made a scene like this fairly consistent with the ending. Still, the basics of an engaging story are there. Most engrossing is the plight of Polo and younger victim Luke Eberl (as William "Will" Graves) in a deserted gymnasium. Directed by Barbara Stepansky, they are quite captivating.

***** Final Recourse/ Taken for Ransom (12/16/13) Barbara Stepansky ~ Teri Polo, Matt Socia, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Chazz Palminteri


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