A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »

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Angela Pope

Writer:

Frank Deasy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Ormond ... Rachel Clifford
Tim Roth ... Philip Chaney
Keith Allen ... Lenny
Siobhan Redmond ... Sue
Peter Capaldi ... Simon
Colin Salmon ... Towler
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ... Sexton
Annette Badland ... Maggie
Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall ... Harold
Kenneth Cope ... Dr. Hockley
Bill Moody Bill Moody ... Surgery Officer
Nathan Dambuza Nathan Dambuza ... Moses
Christina Collingridge Christina Collingridge ... Katie
Victoria Scarborough ... Dental Nurse
Anthony Keirnan Anthony Keirnan ... Blackie (as Anthony Kernan)
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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He has no freedom. She has no choice. See more »


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Rated R for a strong sex scene, and for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The tattoos that Tim Roth sports in the film are his own. See more »

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Rachael closes a door after removing a metal box, but it is shown open soon after. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Simon: [on answering machine] Rachel, hi, it's it's Simon. Um, I don't know how long you've got this flat for, but it's nice, so it's okay. I know you don't want to, but we've really got to talk about our house, and fix the price. I've tried calling you at work. Please ring back.
[Rachel holds her nose and plunges under the bath water]
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Edited into Screen Two: Captives (1996) See more »

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An Intriguing and Intimate Drama
9 March 2003 | by kathy5353853See all my reviews

Tim Roth never ceases to amaze me with the parts that he plays. He is an "actor's actor". Julia Ormond had some roles in which, I believe, she received unfair unfavorable reviews, here in the states. She is a very talented actress, capable of giving great depth to each performance. Without the experience of working in, and knowing prison systems, this story may seem improbable to some. Having spent some time working at an American prison during graduate schooling, I feel a need to say that it is not at all improbable. I feel that the short synopsis given for this film is not representative of the intention and depth of this creation. Both of the two main characters are in vulnerable personal positions. Their affair is one that is likely enhanced by the potential threat to her job and his upcoming parole. However, the actual relationship these two people establish, is so tender, touching and truly intimate. The trap that develops around them is frightening for them both. But it is this, that brings out each one's absolute need to protect one another, thereby cementing their bond and making them "captives", each to the other's heart. This is a film that I can watch over and over again, even in one evening. I highly recommend it.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Captives See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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