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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.

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Gary Yates

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Canning ... Anne Sluti
James Van Der Beek ... Tony Zappa
LeVar Burton ... Mike Timbrook
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 Drake Nancy Drake ... Mrs. Zappa
Karl Thordarson ... Skeeter
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Agent Carter
Aaron Hughes ... Cop #1
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Storyline

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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Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The biblical verse that Tony quotes is Ecclesiastes 9:10. The one Anne responds with is 1 John 1:9. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[while being arrested]
Tony Zappa: Tell 'em we were on vacation! Anne! Anne, tell 'em!
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another prodding Lifetime kidnapping movie
18 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Anne Sluti (Sara Canning) is a 17 year old girl in Nebraska who gets kidnapped by a crazy Tony Zappa (James Van Der Beek). LeVar Burton plays police detective Mike Timbrook.

It's a slow moving Lifetime movie. The kidnapping is compelling but the story just drags along for far too long. There isn't enough depth in the story. James Van Der Beek isn't menacing enough. He just doesn't act crazy well. Maybe the investigation shouldn't be half the movie. Maybe if this was a tough character study of Zappa. Maybe it should be just a two person play. Maybe if the production value was more than the standard TV movie.


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