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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.


J Blakeson


J Blakeson
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Martin Compston ... Danny
Eddie Marsan ... Vic
Gemma Arterton ... Alice Creed


Two criminals, Vic and Danny, kidnap Alice Creed. They fastidiously set-up an apartment building and handcuff Alice to the bed, all in a careful attempt to make sure that she won't escape and they won't get caught. But what do Vic and Danny really want with Alice? And is Alice cunning enough to foil their plans and escape? Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]





Release Date:

30 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agoniodis apagogi See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »


Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£142,324 (United Kingdom), 2 May 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,258, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$166,980, 7 November 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CinemaNX,Isle of Man Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Martin Compston was cast just two weeks before filming began. See more »


When Vic checks the bullets in the gun, he removes the magazine, then replaces it and operates the slide. A bullet should have ejected as it was recently fired and there would have been one in the chamber. See more »


Vic: Wake up Ms. Creed, it's breakfast time!
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 29 April 2010 (2010) See more »


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Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
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User Reviews

Starts well, but soon descends into complete nonsense
15 January 2011 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Recently released from prison, convicts Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) meticulously plot and execute the kidnap of the titular Alice Creed (Gemma Anderton) a young woman with a rich father. Having filmed the ransom demand, everything seems to be running smoothly, until Alice turns the tables on them, after which various twists and turns and sneaky revelations come to light that set the plan down a very different and more deadly path than anyone planned.

Opening entirely in silence, with the main characters going about doing and getting what they'll need for their crime, TDOAC certainly opens with a decent sense of atmosphere and impending terror. And it all runs fairly smoothly, until Alice (ridiculously!) turns the tables on her captors, after which the film descends into such a big sea of it's own preposterousness and incredibilty that it loses any sense of tension and impact that it started with. The performances can't be faulted, Marsan delivering another firm, solid turn as the domineering lead villain, and Anderton showing her talents as an actress, portraying an initially scared, vulnerable prey who grows to let out a righteous sense of anger and feistiness to survive. It's just a shame their efforts are wasted in such misfiring, off shot fare as this. **

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