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Trapped (2002)

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The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.


Luis Mandoki


Greg Iles (novel), Greg Iles (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Karen
Courtney Love ... Cheryl
Stuart Townsend ... Will
Kevin Bacon ... Hickey
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Marvin
Dakota Fanning ... Abby Jennings
Steve Rankin ... Hank Ferris
Garry Chalk ... Agent Chalmers
Jodie Markell ... Mary McDill
Matt Koby Matt Koby ... Peter McDill
Gerry Becker ... Dr. Stein
Andrew Airlie ... Holden
Randi Lynne ... Hotel Operator
Colleen Camp ... Joan Evans
J.B. Bivens ... Gray Davidson


When their daughter is abducted and taken for ransom by a gang of serial kidnappers, a young doctor and his wife find themselves held hostage while a 24-hour plan to extort their money is set into motion. Now, with time running out and the health of their asthmatic daughter at serious risk, they find themselves in a life-and-death race against the clock as the "perfect crime" begins spiraling towards an unthinkable, terrifying and deadly conclusion.

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It was the perfect plan until she refused to be the perfect victim! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Dakota Fanning played another kidnapped child in Man on Fire (2004). See more »


The current Hospital where Will works is said to be Astoria Memorial Hospital in "downtown" Portland (Oregon). But when Joe reads Abby's prescription bottle it plainly shows the Astoria Memorial Hospital address as 3297 Cedar St. in the city of Astoria, Oregon with the actual Astoria's correct zip code 97103 and area code of 503. The real hospital in Astoria is Columbia Memorial on Exchange St. See more »


Hickey: Aw shit. Now I got blood on my phone.
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References Hollow Man (2000) See more »

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Never Really Caught Fire!
26 May 2013 | by JockSteinSee all my reviews

A decent thriller with superb performances from the major players, but it just fizzled in the end. An amazing performance from Dakota Fanning and the surprising Courtney Love could not elevate this movie into the top notch category. Kevin Bacon as usual plays the disturbed, sicko bad guy and does it as well as anyone. Charlize Theron also did a great job and she is maybe one of the most photogenic actresses of her time. Everything was there for this to be a memorable and unforgettable movie, but unfortunately, the director missed too many opportunities to create and build the tension to a level where you could not wait for the bad guy to meet his end. It never reached boiling point, the intensity just was not there, and you are left wondering what could have been.

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Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Hours See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,765, 22 September 2002

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color | Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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