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The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)

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A disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.

Director:

Rick Lancaster

Writers:

Stephen M. Ryder (screenplay by) (as Stephen Ryder), Rick Lancaster (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Helsham ... April McKenna
TJ Plunkett ... Zack Butterfield
Lisa Gunn ... Marianne Butterfield
Aaron Letrick ... Peter Butterfield
Celine du Tertre ... Emily
Anthony Ames ... Agent Quincannon
Stephen M. Ryder ... Sheriff Butler (as Stephen Ryder)
Walter Masterson ... Mike
Domenico D'Ippolito ... Chris Briggs
Nina Rausch ... Cindy Butterfield
Ryan Ward ... Gary
Connor Buckley ... Travis
Master Kwon Master Kwon ... Taekwondo Teacher
James Filardi James Filardi ... Jimmy
Richard Bellmund Richard Bellmund ... Richie
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A disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.

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Some dreams should never come true...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of April See more »

Filming Locations:

LaGrangeville, New York, USA

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Budget:

$495,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Metropolis Films See more »
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Color:

Color | Black and White (flashbacks)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Chris Briggs: God, you are so pussy-whipped.
Zack Butterfield: Oh, fuck you, Chris, I'm not whipped. That's so ridiculous.
Chris Briggs: Right, like you're not the most pussy-whipped guy on the planet fuckin' Earth.
Zack Butterfield: Just 'cause I not a Neanderthal like you. Just 'cause I can actually be friends with a girl.
Chris Briggs: Whipped! Like everyone doesn't know? Give me a break. Man, lately, every time I ask you something, it's always "Emily this, Emily that".
Zack Butterfield: Come on, grow up. You just hate girls. You prob'ly still run up to 'em with dead frogs.
Chris Briggs: Oooh, hate ...
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Brave Abduction Thriller
31 May 2011 | by a-caroleSee all my reviews

As a woman (and a feminist,) I find the Abduction of Zach Butterfield a brave attempt at exposing the taboo subject of a woman as sexual predator. This topic was dealt with unflinchingly in this audacious effort by an obviously neophyte director. The actors did a great job at portraying their characters and the cinematographer did an excellent job of framing the beauty of the Hudson Valley.

Brett Helsham did an amazing job of portraying the bi-polar and PTSD haunted personality of the protagonist, April. TJ Plunkett as Zack was superb. But I related most to the heart-wrenching scenes of Lisa Gunn as the bewildered mother waiting for her son to return home.

This is a very emotional and dramatic film; I immediately hated April and loved Zack. The bathroom scene was my favorite. It was exciting to watch Zack plot his escape. I'll have to watch this thriller at least five more times for a proper critique.


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