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Don't Say a Word (2001)

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When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writers:

Andrew Klavan (novel), Anthony Peckham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Nathan Conrad
Sean Bean ... Patrick Koster
Brittany Murphy ... Elisabeth Burrows
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Jessie Conrad
Famke Janssen ... Aggie Conrad
Jennifer Esposito ... Sandra Cassidy
Shawn Doyle ... Russel Maddox
Victor Argo ... Sydney Simon
Conrad Goode ... Max
Paul Schulze ... Jake
Lance Reddick ... Arnie
Guy Torry ... Dolen
Oliver Platt ... Louis Sachs
Aidan Devine ... Leon Croft
Alex Campbell Alex Campbell ... Jonathan
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Storyline

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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...I'll never tell. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, including some gruesome images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sean Bean actually spoke to Michael Douglas and Famke Janssen on the cell phones during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Conrad is on the phone with the kidnappers, he hangs up and throws the phone onto the bed. Yet when the kidnapper calls back and Dr. Conrad answers the sound of the phone being lifted from the cradle can clearly be heard even though the phone was not placed on the cradle. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Conrad: Does she have a new hiding place that I don't know about?
Aggie Conrad: Probably... she's been running around the house like a wild cat all week.
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Connections

Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Music
from the movie Home Alone (1990)
Composed and Conducted by John Williams
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User Reviews

 
Decent Kidnap Story Worth One Look
6 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Here's another interesting kidnap story. Sean Bean always plays a believable villain and Michael Douglas usually plays roles that keep the audience's attention....so the almost- two hours go by pretty quickly. The whole cast, actually, pretty good with no one person standing out.

The story loses points because the ending goes on too long and has the standard villain-holds-the-gun-and-doesn't shoot-too long cliché which drives critics, me included crazy. That, and a bit too many f-words in here by the female cop (Jennifer Esposito) which simply aren't necessary, and a few other holes all reduce this from a sure 9-star to an "8.....but don't misunderstand: it's worth a look.


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Release Date:

28 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,090,474, 30 September 2001

Gross USA:

$55,001,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,020,092
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