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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.

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Greg Iles (novel), Greg Iles (screenplay)

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Hours See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,210,765, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,536, 27 March 2016
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Color | Black and White (tinted)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the book, Marvin is called Huey. The names Will, Karen, Joe and Cheryl all match the book. See more »

Goofs

When Marvin and Abby are sitting in the cabin watching "The Secret of NIMH", the audio is from a separate part of the film than the visual that is shown. See more »

Quotes

Karen: [pointing a gun] Take me to her! You SON OF A BITCH!
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Closing dedication: In loving memory of an invaluable colleague and friend Piotr Sobocinski See more »

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References Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

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Not bad at all.
17 December 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The storyline of "Trapped" is broken down into three parts, which are set in three different locations (the house, the cabin in the woods, the hotel room). The first two work better, thanks to the smashing performances of Kevin Bacon and the perpetually underrated Charlize Theron, and the outstanding one by Pruitt Taylor Vince (I'm talking about the kind of performance that, in a higher-profile film, would surely have gotten him an Academy Award nomination). The third part is not as good, because Courtney Love is rather poor in her role and Stuart Townsend is too young and too bland for his. The film never succeeds at being anything more than a formulaic kidnapping thriller, but the director, Luis Mandoki, knows how to handle the formula and which buttons to push to keep it reasonably taut....until the overblown climax. (**1/2)


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