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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A great part of the film was filmed in Russia, where nearly all the crew spoke only Russian. Elisha Cuthbert says that only a handful of the cast were there from America, and formed a tight-knit group since they spoke no Russian See more »

Goofs

At 17:10 when the abductor is looking at the closed circuit displays, Jennifer makes significant movements that should have been visible from all views. It is obvious that she is lying still in several screens. See more »

Quotes

Ben: [to his younger brother] You're the insider, I'm the outsider.
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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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Connections

Features World Poker Tour (2003) 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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User Reviews

 
Lower your expectations and have a good time.
13 July 2007 | by zoeyneoSee all my reviews

I had pretty low expectations for this, so when it turned out to be not that bad (almost, dare i say, pretty... good?) I left the theater extremely enthusiastic. It delivers, believe it or not, a complete, if not well-rounded story. Here it is, in a sentence: Jennifer Tree is a beautiful young fashion model getting things she doesn't deserve and deciding she needs to get the hell out. Elisha Cuthbert plays the lead, and she looks phenomenal. Even while she is being held captive, her "damsel in distress" act makes great cinema. Always nice to see a girl that's been passed off as a dumb blond get up and kick some ass. I know there are people that feel otherwise about this movie but hey- I liked it! So there!


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