Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.


Elisabeth Röhm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Don Cody
Stefanie Scott ... Sarah Cody
Joely Fisher ... Irene Cody
Emma Myers ... Marie Cody
Braxton Bjerken ... Michael Cody
Jake Nuttall ... Thomas
Emily Topper ... Amy
Liam Pileggi ... Toddler Michael
Madison Johnson ... 5 year old Marie
Jake Etheridge ... Chris
Sydney Kowalske ... Toddler Marie
Mac Wells ... Investigative Police Officer
Nic Starr ... Hospital Police Officer
Yossie Mulyadi ... Attending Physician
Vince Pisani ... Dogwalker


The horrific story of Sara, a vibrant teen girl who was looking forward to her 18th birthday so she could move away from her controlling father, Don. Her world becomes extremely dark when her father imprisons her in the basement of their home. Written by jessicabishop-24098

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Based on the true story of Elisabeth Fritzl who was locked up and abused for 24 years by her father. See more »

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Lesson for victims too
11 April 2021 | by jdoregoSee all my reviews

Disagree with reviews of bad acting. All actors did quite well with what was given them. They had to summarize 20 years into a 90 minute movie so at least it moves fast and keeps you engaged.

Yes it may be a lesson for creeps to repeat this crime but it is also a lesson for the people living around it.

  • if a daughter had a shaky relationship with her step or real father and she disappears he likely had something to do with it
  • if he spends a lot of time in the basement after the disappearance, check the basement
  • if you check the basement and the size does not match up with the size of the house there are likely hidden rooms
  • if you're a neighbor who sees a flashlight signal coming from the basement don't knock on the door and tell the occupant, call the cops to check it out.

He may have made the basement sound proof from her and her babies screaming but I doubt that if she banged on the walls or sink that the vibrations would not be heard upstairs.

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27 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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