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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.


Gary Yates


Charlene Blaine (as Charlene Blaine-Schulenburg), Kim Delgado




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Canning ... Anne Sluti
James Van Der Beek ... Tony Zappa
LeVar Burton ... Mike Timbrook
Diana Reis Diana Reis ... Elaine Sluti
Tom Anniko ... Don Sluti
Brian Edward Roach Brian Edward Roach ... Tom Sluti (as Brian Roach)
Alexandra Castillo ... Agent Reynolds (as Alex Castillo)
Sarah Constible ... Cat
Jacqueline Loewen Jacqueline Loewen ... Paige (as Jacqueline Lowen)
Garth Merkeley ... Gary (as Garth Merkely)
Adriana O'Neil ... Diane
Nancy Jane Drake Nancy Jane Drake ... Mrs. Zappa (as Nancy Drake)
Karl Thordarson ... Skeeter
Robert Huculak ... Agent Carter
Aaron Hughes ... Cop #1


The true and inspiring survival story of a teen horrifically kidnapped, how she manipulates her deranged captor, leaves clues, stays witty in her own mind to control her fear, engineers then ultimately negotiates her safe rescue after enduring six and a half days of hell. Written by Mark Wolfe

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Based on an inspiring true story of survival See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The film takes place from April 6 to April 12, 2001. See more »


When they arrive in Montana, they first are in Livingston. The next stop is in Deer Lodge, which seems logical enough because it's about 145 miles to the west following I-90. But the next place they show up is Laurel (by the waterslide), which doubles back THROUGH Livingston and then another 100 miles east on I-90. The last stop, where they are ultimately found (Rollins) is on the west side of Flathead Lake, 425 miles doubling back. The fact is, Livingston is correct, and Rollins is correct, but they didn't stop in Laurel, or Deer Lodge necessarily. Their path was from Livingston to Belgrade, then just past Deer Lodge they got off I-90 and worked their way to Salmon Lake before eventually arriving in Rollins. See more »


Tony Zappa: C'mon, keep up.
Anne Sluti: You try walking barefoot with bleeding feet.
Tony Zappa: Builds character.
Anne Sluti: Bleeding feet?
Tony Zappa: Pain.
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James van der beek was excellent!!!
2 November 2011 | by jamesbarnshawSee all my reviews

A lot of the reviews are moderately negative. I would have to agree to some extent with them. eg - it may be a run of the mill kidnap film. But for me James van der beek made this film very watchable indeed. I've grown up in the generation of Dawson's creek, so that was all i've really seen him in. Except from another good turn in The Rules Of Attraction. His performance in this was outstanding. What i consider a fairly realistic interpretation of a sociopath/kidnapper. But how do i know whats realistic for that character? LOL. Give this film a watch, it may have been done before, but van der beek makes the difference between bad and good in my opinion. 8/10.

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Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Presence of Two Minds See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockport, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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