When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

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Denis Villeneuve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Keller Dover
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Detective Loki
Viola Davis ... Nancy Birch
Maria Bello ... Grace Dover
Terrence Howard ... Franklin Birch
Melissa Leo ... Holly Jones
Paul Dano ... Alex Jones
Dylan Minnette ... Ralph Dover
Zoë Soul ... Eliza Birch
Erin Gerasimovich ... Anna Dover
Kyla-Drew ... Joy Birch (as Kyla-Drew Simmons)
Wayne Duvall ... Captain Richard O'Malley
Len Cariou ... Father Patrick Dunn
David Dastmalchian ... Bob Taylor
Brad James ... Officer Carter
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Storyline

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Detective Loki's tattoos, Freemason ring, and facial tics were all Jake Gyllenhaal's ideas. See more »

Goofs

When the detective follows Mr. Keller in his car in the rain, the windshield wipers change speed between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Keller Dover: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
Ralph Dover: [shoots a deer]
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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
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This is a good movie in my opinion.
22 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

The Good: 1. Acting, i should say that this is one of the best performances for both leading actors. Hugh Jackman was incredible. 2. Plot and characterization, well i can expected that by seeing the director's name. One of the best crime-thriller ever made, keep you sucked into the plot. 3. Cinematography, genius Deakins success to build the tense of the film only by his work. Film atmosphere was really good. The Bad: Overlong and the original score not pretty good to lived up the film. I mean, Johann was a really good composer, especially his work in Sicario and Arrival, but it's not work here. Conclusion: Many good aspects of the film, but its just good, not amazing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisoners See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,817,053, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$61,002,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,126,687
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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