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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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Trivia

The initial advertising campaign for Captivity featured a multi-paneled poster. The first panel was labeled "Abduction," featuring actress Elisha Cuthbert appearing petrified, her mouth covered by a black gloved hand. The second panel was labeled "Confinement" and showed Cuthbert behind a chain-link fence with a bloody thumb poking through. The third was labeled "Torture" and featured Cuthbert on her back, her face hidden within a white cast and red tubes going up her nose. The fourth panel was labeled "Termination" and featured what appeared to be a limp body hanging over a table. The poster was placed on several billboards across Los Angeles, causing a significant uproar and resulting in many complaints. Distributor Lionsgate - who were not involved in the film's advertising campaign and claimed to know nothing of the poster in question before the posters were distributed - and producer After Dark Films ultimately decided to remove the controversial poster from the advertising campaign and took the billboards down. 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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Alternate Versions

In Germany this film (based on the R-rated US version) was released on DVD by Sony in two versions: the uncut version with a SPIO/JK approval and a cut version with a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK which misses ca. 6 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Reasonable effort
10 July 2007 | by cynical_siSee all my reviews

You see I saw another movie yesterday (9 July 07) about being trapped in a room which may have been to the detriment of Captivity. While in general the idea was good there was something not quite thrilling enough. Captivity borrowed from a smattering of other movies without really living up to any of them.

It was nice to see Elisha doing something different, and as always pleasant enough to see her in a film.. but I felt little empathy for her character or indeed, that of her companion.

Not psychological enough to be another Silence of the Lambs or 1408, and not horror / gore enough to be another Saw, Cube or Hostel.


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Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,550,000, 15 July 2007

Gross USA:

$2,626,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,921,200
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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