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Towards Darkness ()

Hacia la oscuridad (original title)
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Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.

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Cast

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Jose Gutierrez
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Luiza
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Charlie Bain
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Carlos Gutierrez
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John
Alejandra Borrero ...
Marta Gutierrez
Fernando Solórzano ...
Umberto Pompeo
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Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Carlos Arango ...
Bucko
Alonso Arias ...
Sandro
Chantelle Bogue ...
Dying Girl
Carlos Humberto Camacho ...
Roberto 'El Lobo' Sanchez
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Victor
Claudia Degustini ...
Sheila Mendoza
Omar Diaz ...
Customs Official
Jose Vicente Guiterrez ...
Felipe Mendoza
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Cuate
Rafael Negret ...
Ramiro
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Jenn
David Simmons ...
Juan Martinez
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El Diablo
Andres Toro ...
Jaime
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Manuel
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Larissa

Directed by

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Antonio Negret

Written by

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Antonio Negret ... ()

Produced by

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Craig Anderson ... producer
Brett Etre ... executive producer
America Ferrera ... executive producer
Justin Goodman ... executive producer
Randy Holleschau ... executive producer
Anel E. Moreno ... co-producer
Antonio Negret ... co-producer
Daniel Negret ... executive producer
Luiza Ricupero ... producer
Jenny Sandell ... co-producer
Alex P. Yanev ... executive producer

Music by

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Chris Westlake

Cinematography by

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John Ealer

Film Editing by

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Luis Carballar
Paulo Carballar
Evan Schiff

Production Design by

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Jason Sweers

Costume Design by

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Rebecca Campbell

Makeup Department

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Marilyn Gonzalez ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Brian J. Garland ... production manager
Marisol Rivas ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Breines ... first assistant director
Joe Moore ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Joe Dzuban ... sound designer
Justin Dzuban ... sound editor
Andrew Edelman ... sound mixer
Barry Ruiz ... boom operator
Carrie Sheldon ... boom operator
Marcelo Teson ... dialogue editor
Joseph Tsai ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Brian Bullock ... special effects consultant
Caridad Garcia ... special effects makeup
Brayden Hawk ... special effects consultant

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Shane Winter ... visual effects

Stunts

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Mark Chadwick ... stunts
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... stunts (as Lauro Chartrand)
Ralf Koch ... stunt coordinator
Carl Rice ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Len Borruso ... first assistant camera
John Ealer ... camera operator
Jesse M. Feldman ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Alvis Gonzalez ... dolly grip
Angel Hepburn ... second assistant camera
Oscar Jimenez ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Warren Mitchell ... best boy electric
Howard Newstate ... gaffer
David Sauceda ... best boy grip
José A. Tuñón ... key grip (as José Tuñón)
Guillermo Yanguez ... electrician

Animation Department

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Hope Omen Ferdowsi ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Raisa De Alba ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Joaquin Morales ... location assistant

Music Department

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Andy Hay ... original score mixer
Mark Robertson ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Gabriela Rangel Palm ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Walter Vallareal ... driver

Additional Crew

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Julio Arjona ... production consultant
Jorge Cunningham ... key production assistant
Douglas N. Honorof ... dialect coach: Ms. Ferrera
Caryl Deyn Korma ... digital grader
Josh Kurz ... title designer
Ross Meckfessel ... electronic press kit (as Ross Mackfessell)
Victor Villarreal ... production design assistance
Shane Winter ... title designer

Thanks

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Hope Omen Ferdowsi ... special thanks
Matt McUsic ... special thanks
Frank Mele ... special thanks
Brandon Sonnier ... special thanks
Yoni Tabac ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

José Gutierrez, the son of a banker in Colombia, has been kidnapped. In 90 minutes, the ransom is due or he will be killed. In real time, and in flashbacks about each main character, we see José in New York with his girlfriend and back home with Luiza an old flame; his parents seek the help of an ex-FBI agent, and José's father's makes a bargain with the devil for the ransom money; the kidnappers also face problems. The suitcase of cash is racing to the drop, but traffic delays the driver. Armed operatives are en route to where they think José is captive. Cash, drugs, guns, bargains, soldiers of fortune, dispossessed farmers, family, and death: Colombia. Written by

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Taglines Sometimes even ransom isn't enough. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Towards Darkness (United States)
  • A um Passo da Escuridão (Brazil)
  • Kidnappet (Norway)
  • Calea spre întuneric (Romania)
  • A Um Passo da Escuridão (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Movie Connections Remake of Darkness Minus Twelve (2004). See more »

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