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Torn Apart (2004)

Dr. Vicki Westin has no idea that losing a patient is going to wreak complete havoc on her life. But that's exactly what happens: Her deceased patient's grieving father seeks vengeance by kidnapping Vicki's husband and daughter.

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Stuart Alexander
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tia Carrere ... Vicki Westin
Dale Midkiff ... Jerry Bender
Richard Burgi ... Billy Westin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Alexander Lee Alexander ... Tech #2
Michael Arata ... Bingham
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Security
Zachary Canon Zachary Canon ... Scott
Elizabeth Elkins ... Nurse (as Liz Elkins)
Andrea Frankle ... Alice Raymond
Anthony Michael Frederick ... Forbes
Zoe Gaffin Zoe Gaffin ... Jordan Westin
Lara Grice ... Cindy
Matthew Henerson ... Lou Crenshaw
Julia Lashae ... Scott's Mother
Jerry Leggio ... Hastings
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Storyline

Dr. Vicki Westin has 48 hours to make a decision - save her husband or save her daughter. That is the choice being forced upon her by a kidnapper with a personal grudge against the healthcare system. Tia Carrere is one part Sydney Fox and one part John McClane in this thriller as she struggles to find out who has kidnapped her family and why. Time is ticking, who's it going to be? Written by D. Shea

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Taglines:

Some choices are impossible to make

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La decisión See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

After the main character lifts the drain cover and goes in, the cover is left to one side, but later when she returns with her husband she has to lift the cover and move it before climbing back out. See more »

Soundtracks

Come Take My Hand
Written and performed by Jamie Green
Copyright 2004 Soulscream music (ASCAP)
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A rather dull thriller which is lagging the thrills!
17 May 2008 | by stokbroSee all my reviews

"Torn Apart" is one of the worse films I have watched in a very long time. Leading parts are played by Tia Carrere ("Relic Hunter") and Richard Burgi ("Desperate Housewives"), but the most focus is on Carrere's character Vicki Westin who's a surgeon and married to Billy Westin (Burgi).

The plot goes like this: a mysterious man kidnaps both husband and daughter, Vicki turns desperate and with no prior build up in the plot (apart of course from being a desperate mom and wife) she becomes some sort of heroic action character with quite a lot determination and of course a rather big gun; the only real surprise in the film is that she actually doesn't get to use it.

The thrills are lagging and the plot is unsupported. The acting is horrific. Carrere was actually putting up a better performance in the "Relic Hunter" series which does tell a lot. But as I said the characters are shallow, feelings of any type is exaggerated and what is worse: Carrere's character lags unity.


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