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Shattered (2007)

Butterfly on a Wheel (original title)
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A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

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Emma Karwandy ...
Sophie Randall
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Helen Schriver
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Jerry Crane
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Karl Granger
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Diane
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Dave Carver
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Det. McGill
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Matt Ryan
Julie Patzwald ...
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In Chicago, Neil Randall - family man and executive of an advertisement agency - has a perfect life. He expects to be promoted in his job soon, he has a beautiful and sexy wife, Abby, a lovely daughter, Sophie, and he lives in a wonderful house. When Neil's boss, Karl Granger, invites him to spend the weekend in his country cottage, Abby hires a nanny for Sophie, so Abby can spend the day with her sister, Diane. While driving Abby to meet Diane, a stranger who was hidden on the backseat appears with a gun, and informs them that he has kidnapped Sophie. He introduces himself as Ryan, and states that for twenty-four hours the couple will obey his orders, otherwise he will kill Sophie. By keeping the couple under his total control, he makes it clear that he is a calculating sociopath with nothing to lose, and the intention of destroying Neil's perfect life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lives will be broken See more »


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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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23 August 2007 (Israel)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,432,482, 6 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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"Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel" is a quotation - sometimes misquoted with "on" in place of "upon" - from Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" of January 1735. The line has entered common use and has become associated with more recent figures. See more »

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As Neil and Abby prepare to get out the car to go into the bank, you hear Tom say ' ... you'll never see your daughter again' but as the camera cuts to Tom, his lips do not move on the last words of that sentence. See more »

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Tom Ryan: Never pick a fight with someone who's got nothing to lose.
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References Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

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I'll Take Care of You
Written by Brook Benton
Performed by Irma Thomas
Published by Famous Music Publishing Company Ltd.
Courtesy of Rounder Records. www.rounder.com
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Plot too stupid to wait for twists...
6 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Message to all Hollywood screenwriters.

1) If you lose me in the first 5 minutes - it's game over.

2) A character's actions must be believable. If I'm yelling at the screen - dial 911 and he doesn't - there'd better be a good reason or I'm walking out.

3) The "but think of the children!?" schtick only works with retired Sunday School teachers from Peoria (and US congressmen) - it annoys everyone else.

4) Plot twists don't make a good story - they only work if you have good believable story that people had bought into.

This film fails on all counts and insults my intelligence - hell it insults my dog's intelligence (well it would if I had a dog...). It deserves its position at the back of the Walmart bargain bin.


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