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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.

Director:

J Blakeson

Writer:

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

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

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

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The exterior scenes were particularly hard on Gemma Arterton as it was February and she was barefoot, dressed in just a tracksuit. Crew members would wait off-camera to piggyback her to warmth in between each take. See more »

Goofs

At one point before Alice is transported, duct tape is wrapped around the hood over her head. In the next scene the tape is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Wake up Ms. Creed, it's breakfast time!
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Connections

Featured in Revealed: Gemma Arterton (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Moly
Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records LTD.
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Suspenseful but Stupid
30 December 2011 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

Two British men kidnap the daughter of a rich man and hold her prisoner while negotiating a ransom. It's tightly constructed and the suspense builds amid the changing dynamics of the relationship among the three characters. What keeps it from being a good film, however, is the stupidity of the characters, particularly Alice, the victim, who squanders opportunities to escape because of her idiotic actions. Of course, in these kinds of films, such behavior is used primarily to propel the plot, otherwise the story would end too quickly. Still, it's an impressive feature film debut for writer-director Blakeson and is worth a look.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Disappearance of Alice Creed See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,258, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$166,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$896,919
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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