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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.

Director:

Gary Yates

Writers:

Charlene Blaine (as Charlene Blaine-Schulenburg), Kim Delgado
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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 Drake Nancy Drake ... Mrs. Zappa
Karl Thordarson ... Skeeter
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Agent Carter
Aaron Hughes ... Cop #1
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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 »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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

Dollarama is a Canadian Retailer and Dollarama is shown in the background when she is taken. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Zappa: He loves his grandma. He's a good Christian boy.
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Excellent Story / Movie
25 February 2012 | by myspecialparadiseSee all my reviews

The acting is quite superb, when it comes to the two main characters ... unfortunately, the movie will most likely hinder James Van Der Beek's career ... much like Sleepers and Hallow Man marred Kevin Bacon's career. The public glorifies its heroes, but once that hero joins the dark side ... the public moves on, in search of a new hero. Actors need to be a lot more careful in the roles they choose, because the remainder of their careers depend on the choices they make! There are far too many victims in America ... portray a predator in one of these type movies and you lose a whole slew of fans ... specially if you portray more than one! Believe this, playing Ted Bundy did nothing positive for Mark Harmon's career.

Both leads are extremely powerful as portrayed by Sarah Canning & James Van Der Beek ... I was very surprised to find that LeVar Burton, from Star Trek NG, played the part of Mike Timbrook. LeVar looked so different, I did not recognize him ... but his acting was spot on!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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