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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?


Charlize Theron's first movie release after her three-year relationship with Third Eye Blind's lead singer Stephan Jenkins, who went on to make millions of dollars writing songs about their failed relationship. See more »


In the seaplane scene, Cheryl's not wearing a headset. When in a private aircraft, all passengers must wear headsets in order to hear and talk to one another. Even when shouting over the engine, without a headset, you won't be heard-it's simply too loud. See more »


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Well acted, interesting movie
22 May 2004 | by themarina1See all my reviews

I hadn't even heard of this movie and was surprised to find not one or two but 5 great actors in this movie. And I can see why. This is a smart thriller about a kidnapping. This sort of starts off as a typical Hollywood blockbuster and it certainly ends like one but the story and the way it unfolds is very good.

This was a strong script with beautiful cinematography (again, in Vancouver), great acting. Theron proves here once more that she is a strong actress with much skill and much more potential. To boot, this has a really great action sequence near the end. A good, entertaining movie, this is a definite watch.


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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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