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As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

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Wayne Hayes
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Eileen Hayes
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Arnold Mack
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Tim Hayes
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Agent Ray Fuller
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Jill Hayes
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Louise Miller
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Tom Finch
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Eva Finch
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Cindy Mack
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Agent Kathleen Duggan
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Lane Hayes
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Graciela
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Detective Kyle Woodward
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John Dewitt
Tom Arcuragi ...
Mr. Schmidt (as Tom E. Arcuragi)
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Lisa
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Agent Elkins
Jacqi Loewy ...
Agent Crew
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Another Agent
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Agent Sullivan
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Waiter (as Joel S. Nunley)
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Robert Gidden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amen ...
Customer in Supermarket (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Convention attendee (uncredited)
CB Hackworth ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Alex Houvouras ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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FBI Driver (uncredited)
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Subway Patron (uncredited)
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Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn ...
Subway Passanger (uncredited)
Sandy Slicker ...
Subway Rider (uncredited)
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Airport Passenger (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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FBI Agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pieter Jan Brugge

Written by

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Pieter Jan Brugge ... (story) and
Justin Haythe ... (story)
 
Justin Haythe ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Pieter Jan Brugge ... producer
Jawal Nga ... associate producer
Jonah Smith ... producer
Dara Weintraub ... line producer
Palmer West ... producer

Music by

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Craig Armstrong

Cinematography by

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Denis Lenoir

Film Editing by

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Kevin Tent

Editorial Department

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David Berman ... apprentice editor
Charles Bunn ... assistant editor
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Carlos M. Castillón ... apprentice editor
Michael Hatzer ... color timer
Richard B. Molina ... assistant editor: avid
Jami Philbrick ... post-production assistant
Alexis Seymour ... first assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Victoria Thomas ... (as Vicki Thomas)

Production Design by

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Lucrezia Casta
Chris Gorak

Art Direction by

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Paul Huggins

Set Decoration by

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Marthe Pineau

Costume Design by

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Florence-Isabelle Megginson

Makeup Department

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Roxanne Ferguson ... hair stylist
Jane Galli ... makeup department head
Virginia G. Hadfield ... hair department head (as Virginia Hadfield)
Taylor Knight ... makeup assistant: Atlanta
Gary Liddiard ... makeup artist: Mr. Redford
Tena Parker ... hair stylist: Mr. Redford (as Tena Parker-Liddiard)
Judy Ponder-Patton ... key makeup artist
Michael Riley ... hair assistant: Atlanta
Denise Tunnell ... makeup artist
Patty Bell ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kimberly Rach ... production supervisor
Dara Weintraub ... unit production manager
Patrick Esposito ... post-production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alison C. Rosa ... second assistant director
John Rusk ... first assistant director

Art Department

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James Brothers ... on-set dresser
Matthew Butler ... key greensman: Atlanta
Christopher Didiot ... set dresser
David Dreyer ... set dresser
Daniel B. Foster ... lead man
Brian Avery Galligan ... assistant property master
Sammy Ray Hill ... greens person
Michelle Ihnot ... set dresser
Gregory Jones ... greensman: Pittsburgh
Kenneth J. Kellers ... leadman: Pittsburgh
Lauri Mancuso ... scenic painter
Swift Moseley ... key greensman
Mark Nave ... carpenter
Gregg Perez ... set dresser
Mike Sullivan ... scenic charge
Lance Totten ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Douglas Axtell ... sound
Lon Bender ... supervising sound editor
John Bires ... sound engineer
Bryan Bowen ... sound effects editor
Bob Bowman ... first assistant sound editor
Harry Cohen ... sound effects editor
Gary Coppola ... sound re-recording mixer: temp
Mick Davies ... sound utility
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Randy Kelley ... sound effects editor
David Kudell ... assistant sound editor
Tony Lamberti ... re-recording mixer
Paul Longstaffe ... dialogue editor
Anna MacKenzie ... supervising sound editor
Michael McNerney ... foley mixer
Carey Milbradt ... foley mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Todd Niesen ... sound effects editor
Drew Ponder ... cable person
George E. Simpson Jr. ... cableperson
Unsun Song ... sound recordist
Paul P. Soucek ... sound editor
Peter Staubli ... sound effects editor
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Karen Vassar Triest ... foley editor (as Karen Vassar)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lisa Reynolds ... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... visual effects producer / visual effects supervisor
Heather Ignarro ... visual effects coordinator
Tommy Tran ... digital effects artist
Toby Wilkins ... Inferno artist

Stunts

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Craig Branham ... stunt double: for Robert Redford
Gavin Buhr ... stunts
Charles Croughwell ... stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell)
Dan Shea ... stunt double
Keith Shindoll ... stunt double: Willem Dafoe

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ken Bazal ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kyle Boorman ... electrician
Bobby Brown ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jarrett Buba ... additional electrician
Daniel Casey ... assistant camera
Jorgen Christenen ... set lighting
Steve Cohagan ... rigging gaffer: Pittsburgh
Stephen Crowley ... best boy electric
Jeff W. Curtis ... dolly grip: "b" camera / grip
Eric Dilucente ... electrician
David Ellis ... rigging electrician
John Evans ... electrician
Donny Fowler ... electrician
Randall Freeman ... grip
Jos'h Hancher ... film loader
Darryl Humber ... dolly grip: Atlanta/Pittsburgh
Scott Ippolito ... second assistant camera
Chris Lugar ... rigging electrician
Marc Margulies ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jack McCollum ... electrician
David McLean ... electrician
Mark Emery Moore ... steadicam operator
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video
Jean-Pierre Nutini ... best boy
Dick Oakes ... gaffer
Jesse Wayne Parker ... key grip
Tom Pellegrini ... electrician
Bryan Powell ... camera intern
Mike Repeta ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruce Robinson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jacob Ross ... grip
Monty Rowan ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Ted Sapp ... best boy grip
Chad Schroeder ... electrician
Art Schultz ... set lighting technician
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Jared Seltzer ... camera production assistant
Nick Tallo ... grip
Ted Wiegand ... electrician

Casting Department

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Nicole Abellera ... casting assistant
Janelle Cochrane ... casting associate: Atlanta
Kim Coleman ... casting associate
Shirley Fulton Crumley ... location casting
Patrick Ingram ... extras casting assistant
Lori Maloney ... extras casting: Atlanta
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting director / location casting
Karen Faith Rothwell ... casting assistant
Marty Keener Cherrix ... extras casting: North Caroline (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Daniel George ... set costumer
Nan McCulloch ... set costumer
Stephen K. Randolph ... costumer: Mr. Redford
Linda N. Robinson ... costume dyer
Stephanie Siemens ... costume supervisor
Sanford Slepak ... costume shopper / costumer

Location Management

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Gerard Averill ... supervising location manager
Frawley Becker ... location manager
John Findley ... location scout (as John Findley III)
Lance Holland ... location manager: Asheville
Stephen Hough ... assistant location manager
Mike Riley ... co-location manager
Doug Mackenzie ... location scout (uncredited)
James A. Mahathey ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Rupert Coulson ... music engineer
David Donaldson ... music programmer
Matt Dunkley ... conductor / orchestrator
Geoff Foster ... score recordist
Christine H. Luethje ... music editor
Nick Mera ... music preparation
Roy Prendergast ... music editor
Julia Michels ... executive in charge of music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Janet Perrotti ... driver
Cindi Randall ... transportation captain
Pamela C. Ray ... driver
Patricia Sammons ... driver
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Windi Robinson ... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jessica Abrams ... production coordinator: Pittsburgh
Gloria Winship Ayon ... head animal coordinator
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... title designer: main titles
Rozzanna Bonesso ... production secretary: Pittsburgh
Casey Brown ... stand-in
Chris Burns ... stand-in
Steve Cainas ... production coordinator
Elizabeth Cline ... set production assistant
Bella Cosper ... stand-in
Michele Cusick ... production assistant
Nathan Earley ... set production assistant: Asheville
Joan Eisenberg ... unit publicist
Eric L. Fersten ... assistant: Ms. Weintraub
Jordan Brendan Finnegan ... set production assistant: preparation, Los Angeles
Emma Ford ... personal assistant
Benjamin Fretheim ... production assistant
Eddie Frierson ... voice actor
Jessica Gee-George ... voice actor (as Jessica Gee)
Larry Geyer ... set production assistant: Pittsburgh
Chris Hinton ... production assistant
Donna Kail ... assistant: Mr. Redford
Alisa Katz ... assistant: Mr. Brugge
Stephanie Lewis ... assistant: Mr. Smith and Mr. West
Shane Meador ... production assistant
Kari Mills ... production assistant
Brian Niemczyk ... set production assistant
Rosemary Orlando ... assistant production coordinator
Paul Pape ... voice actor
Janna Stern ... script supervisor
Marsha L. Swinton ... production accountant
Birdie Talanca ... first assistant accountant
Marcelo Tubert ... voice actor
Paul Tuerpe ... voice actor
Susan Van Apeldoorn ... craft service
Trish Vengoechea ... payroll accountant
Teresa M. Yarbrough ... production coordinator
Craig T. Brown ... production assistant (uncredited)
Hope Anne Nathan ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jeroen Krabbé ... special thanks
Michael Mann ... special thanks
Alan J. Pakula ... dedicatee
Hannah Pakula ... special thanks
Billy Weber ... special thanks
Bryce Guy Williams ... special thanks
Edward Zwick ... special thanks (as Ed Zwick)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After decades of happy marriage and a life surrounded by luxury and wealth, Wayne Hayes, a successful car-rental businessman and his loving wife Eileen, are looking forward to a tranquil and comfortable retirement. However, the dreams of a peaceful life will eventually crumble like a pack of cards, when at gunpoint, Arnold Mack, a disgruntled former employee, will abduct Wayne in broad daylight right in front of his mansion in Pittsburgh. Suddenly, the life of the accomplished entrepreneur and seasoned negotiator rests entirely in the hands of his nervous, yet ruthless kidnapper who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is Wayne's most important negotiation in his life, nevertheless, has he the strength to succeed? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines You only really know what you have when you're about to lose it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Anatomie einer Entführung (Germany)
  • L'enlèvement (France)
  • La sombra de un secuestro (Spain)
  • La clairière (Canada, French title)
  • Secretos de un secuestro (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on a true story of a kidnapping that occurred in The Netherlands. See more »
Goofs When Wayne Hayes is approaching the top of the hill and it begins to rain, his right shoulder appears slightly transparent. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Clearing (2004). See more »
Soundtracks The Trout See more »
Crazy Credits For ALAN J. PAKULA See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Wayne Hayes: Do you love me?
Eileen Hayes: Yes.
Wayne Hayes: Then I have everything I need.
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