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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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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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Details

Country:

USA | Russia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El sótano See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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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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Runtime:

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

In the acid shower torture scene, the clothes of Jennifer Tree are changing twice. In the 8th close-up she's wearing all of a sudden a different dress (the dress from the teeth pulling scene). After that it's changing back to the original dress. 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

The first cut of the film, which was released in Spain, contains hardly any gore and was more of a straight-up thriller. Most of the gore scenes were re-shot and added for the US and UK releases. Scenes that only appear in the original (Spain) version:
  • After Jennifer escapes it shows a shotgun on the floor along with a blasted door
  • Also after she escapes there's a scene that shows people wondering how she got out
  • There's more investigating and police work with the two male cops and there's a also a female cop who doesn't appear in the other version
  • Ben has an extra scene at a restaurant and more overall screen time Scenes that were added to the second (US/UK) version:
  • The acid shower scene
  • The flashback scenes with Gary and Ben as kids
  • The blender scene
  • The tooth-pulling scene
  • Jennifer being abducted at the nightclub
  • All of the dog scenes
  • The scene where Jennifer is on her cell phone
  • Jennifer and Gary fighting over the gun
  • Jennifer shoots Gary an extra time (in his crotch)
  • The videotape of the woman in the acid trap
  • The scenes that show some of the aftermaths of the other victims
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Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Malizie di Venere (Breakin' Mix)
Written by Gianfranco Reverberi (as G Reverberi) & Gian Piero Reverberi (as P Reverberi)
Performed by Gianfranco Reverberi (as G Reverberi) & Gian Piero Reverberi (as P Reverberi)
Remix by Captain Funk
Produced by Right Tempo SNC
Licensed courtesy of Right Tempo SNC
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Be careful what you disclose to others
4 July 2007 | by crissy_snowSee all my reviews

Keywords of movie: Horror/Torture; Facing of ones own fears and strengths.

Story Genre: a Torture Horror; a Suspense Thriller; a Psychological Thriller

The Story centers around two young people as they Endure endless tests of their inner strength, It is disclosed that the tests hold a much deeper meaning, as fears must be faced, those unthinkable situations are presented.

The movie held my interest, as I learned more about their backgrounds, and the very small hints only to the identity of the bad guy(s) The characters were nicely portrayed and the plot was smoothly played out. Elisha Cuthbert;The main female character was beautiful, she had a helpless kitten way about her, yet knew underneath she had a tiger that could emerge and attack. Daniel Gillies;The lead male, wow now this guy is going to go far, he can surly act with the best of them. He is built he has a confidant take charge manner, with a gentle touch. He has an air about him, almost aloof.

I only felt a mild sense of boredom towards the middle, it seemed more focused on trying to get a sex scene in the movie than the actual story line. And I found the many actual torture scenes to be enough to keep me squirming in my seat.

The ending blew my mind, I thought I had it figured out middle way through, but was totally wrong, Lol, very well done.

Even though the actual plot is not totally unique, I felt this time the character was much better able to keep the facade going longer thus keeping the audience in suspense longer.

I felt very entertained after viewing the movie, the rest of the night was spent in discussion of the movie pointing out each characters strong points and how each scene played out. I know I will be telling all my friends about the movie, and seeing if they won't watch the movie and join the discussion and appreciation of the work of art.


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