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Carjacked (2011)

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A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber.

Director:

John Bonito

Writers:

Michael Compton (screenplay), Sherry Compton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bello ... Lorraine Burton
Stephen Dorff ... Roy
Connor Hill ... Chad Burton
Robert Peters ... Orville
Cynthia Rube ... Cashier Diner
Michael Arata ... Trucker
Gary Grubbs ... Deputy Briggs
Josh Gates ... Cashier
Tim Griffin ... Officer
Catherine Dent ... Therapist
Kristen Kerr ... Young Woman
Joanna Cassidy ... Betty
Angelle Brooks ... Judge
Jeff Joslin ... Gary Burton
Lenore Banks ... Grandma
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Storyline

The divorced Lorraine Burton is an insecure woman that raises her seven year-old son Chad alone and without money. Her ex-husband Gary is a former military that went in court martial and presses Lorraine to take Chad for him. One day, Lorraine stops her car in a gas station after her therapy to buy frozen pizzas for Chad and her. When she returns, the bank robber Roy carjacks them and heads to Tijuana, Mexico with Lorraine and Chad. Along their journey, Lorraine tries to protect Chad from the psychopath Roy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vengeance is Hers See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2012 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Jacked See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Maria Bello and Tim Griffin also star in NBC's Prime Suspect (2011). See more »

Goofs

At the factory when Roy shoots a few bullets to Larraine sitting in the car, he smash the front window of that car but immediately after, when Lorraine is driving the car to Roy to kill him, the front window of the car is intact. See more »

Quotes

Roy: I smell like a fucking candy cane. Thanks.
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Riding The Crest of a Wave
Written by Robert Neary
Performed by Robert Neary
Courtesy of Robert Neary BMI
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Not as bad as some make out
23 February 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Just before I wrote this review, I looked up Carjacked on IMDb and happened to notice some of the reviews on there. Pretty much all of them gave it 1/10! Now, I'm not going to say that Carjacked is a classic or that it offers anything that you haven't really seen before, but I would stress that it's a lot better than a 1/10.

Single mother Maria Bello stops off for petrol (or 'gas' as they say in America) and gets carjacked by Stephen Dorff, taking her and her son hostage. What follows is basically a 'cat and mouse' sort of situation where she tries to protect her son and/or escape at the same time.

There you have it - nothing new. However, it's still not as bad as a 1/10. All three lead actors play their parts well. Special mention to Stephen Dorff who flits between charming and psychotic quite nicely. Mario Bello does her best to escape, but, as is pointed out at the beginning of the film, has a history of doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, so that kind of excuses some of her subsequent bad decisions she makes throughout the rest of the movie. Even the kid, who is naturally squeaky clean, is actually not totally unlikeable and annoying (like most kids in films).

So, there you have it, nothing new, but nothing bad. Although I probably wouldn't watch it again any time soon, it kept me entertained for an hour and a half.


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