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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...

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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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You want what they want, don't you... I'll never tell... any of you. See more »


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

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,090,474, 30 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,001,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,020,092
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Set for release some two weeks after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, there were talks among the filmmakers about delaying the picture but they ultimately decided to hold their ground. As the film is set in New York however, director Gary Fleder and his team rushed to replace shots of the World Trade Center from the finished film, such as the opening shot which initially featured the Twin Towers, but was replaced with a shot looking towards Brooklyn instead. See more »

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When Detective Cassidy is questioning Dr. Sachs in his office, she is seen holding a photo of Sarah. When the camera angel changes, she isn't holding the photo. The camera angel switches back, she is holding the photo. This happens throughout the scene. See more »

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Jessie Conrad: What's your name?
[Max ignores Jessie]
Jessie Conrad: Your hair's really long! My hair used to be that long, but my mom made me cut it.
Jessie Conrad: [points to her neck] What's that thing on your neck?
[Max stares at Jessie, then looks back down]
Jessie Conrad: It's kinda impolite not to answer someone's question.
Max: It's a symbol.
Jessie Conrad: What's it mean?
Max: Don't talk!
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Written by India Arie and Paige Lackey
Performed by India Arie
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent Kidnap Story Worth One Look
6 May 2006 | by See 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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