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Captivity (2007)

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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.

Director:

Roland Joffé

Writers:

Larry Cohen (screenplay), Joseph Tura (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Jennifer
Daniel Gillies ... Gary Dexter
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Ben Dexter
Michael Harney ... Det. Bettiger
Laz Alonso ... Det. Ray Di Santos
Maggie Damon Maggie Damon ... Detective Susan Luden
Carl Paoli ... Victim #1
Trent Broin Trent Broin ... Victim #2
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Storyline

Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken. Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks. Written by After Dark Films

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When You Think The Worst Has Happened....Think Worse See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, torture, pervasive terror, grisly images, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El sótano See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,429,100, 13 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,626,800, 29 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The version that is available on Netflix is actually the original cut without any of the gore, which was previously only released in Spain. See more »

Goofs

Right after the car goes forward and rams the garage door, the view from inside the car when it starts to back up shows an undamaged door. See more »

Quotes

Gary: You belong to me.
Jennifer Tree: Yea.
Gary: Show me.
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Crazy Credits

Michael Harney's name is misspelled in the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Much of the gore has been edited out to get an R-rating in the United States and also for the UK release. The Spanish release is uncut. See more »

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March of the Priests
from "The Magic Flute"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Failoni Kamerazenekar (as The Failoni Orchestra, Budapest)
Conducted by Michael Halász (as Michael Halász)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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In the vein of Hitchcock, but the added gore was unnecessary

This film felt like two different films spliced together. I attribute that to the meddling minds and the reshoots...these were unnecessary. After Dark Films acquired a gem of a film but really mucked things up. but overall, this is what I thought about the film that could've been great. Acclaimed director, Roland Joffe's 'Captivity' is a welcome throwback to a time where special effects and huge budgets were not needed to create a downright chilly horror movie/ (no pun intended with the (/) slasher films. Quite frankly, my generation (we are in our mid-20's) has never had such an affective, major studio released, haunted house movie thus far: keep in mind that films like Saw and Hostel rely on a gore count, they are both pretty dismal and mundane compared to the intricately plotted Captivity. Finally, a fresh, frightening and genuinely scary movie for those (like myself) reared on big "event" movies that never delivered the goods. I mean, Hollywood was in such a horror movie funk after "Scream" and its various, less entertaining knock-offs, that they had to re-package a classic like "The Exorcist" in not one, but two prequel efforts (Renny Harlin's version and the aborted Paul Schrader one) and dress it up with new sound design to make us think they still knew how to make horror movies!! Thankfully, here we are treated to a truly scary movie, one without bloody deaths and stupid teenagers being hacked to pieces. Let there be no mistake, I am always up for a good slice-em-up movie, but this is an intelligent and well-crafted fright-fest, fashioned to shock the hell out of young and old alike. See it in a dark theater or in your living room with all of the lights off, and those creaks you hear in the middle of the night will certainly make you pull the covers up tight. Break out those night-lights, you're gonna need them!! And don't forget to lock the door.


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