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Kidnap (2017)

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A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.


Luis Prieto


Knate Lee
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Karla Dyson
Sage Correa ... Frankie
Chris McGinn ... Margo
Lew Temple ... Terry
Jason George ... David (as Jason Winston George)
Christopher Berry ... Bearded Man
Arron Shiver ... Bill (as Aaron Shiver)
Kurtis Bedford ... Del
Carmella Riley ... Stephanie
Brice Fisher ... Tyler
Jennie Ventriss Jennie Ventriss ... Grandma
Timothy Fannon ... Dad
Andy Wagner Andy Wagner ... Dean
Malea Rose ... Claire
Jill E. Alexander ... Nancy (as Jill Alexander)


In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) is unwilling to leave the fate of her son's life in someone else's hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away, she decides to fight back. In a heart pounding race against time, Karla begins a high speed pursuit and will stop at nothing to save her son's life. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Vengeance is a Mother See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and peril | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Was initially going to be released on October 9, 2015, but was pushed back 5 times due to the studio going bankrupt. It is now scheduled to be released on August 4, 2017. See more »


Several times throughout the film, Karla's minivan is depicted accelerating far more quickly than that type of vehicle is capable of. See more »


Claire: Are your oats steel-cut?
Karla Dyson: No, they're Quaker.
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Crazy Credits

Photos of Halle Berry and Sage Correa at the park are shown during the first half of the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray and DVD release is 14 minutes shorter than the theatrical and VOD release. See more »


Come, Jambaboo With Me!
Written by Federico Jusid
Performed by Adrian Foulkes, Alex Foulkes, Santiago Ibarretxe (as Santi Ibarretxe), Santiago Rapallo & David Herrington
Published by Metronome MP
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A solid little thriller that is different than what you might expect
1 June 2017 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

The taglines for the movie 'Kidnap' are "Vengeance is a mother" and "They messed with the wrong mother". I really wish they would change or adapt these because they imply a different type of film to what this actually is. To me those scream of a film like 'The Brave One', 'Taken' or 'Deathwish' where revenge is the motivating factor. That couldn't be further from the case. This is actually quite a grounded story about a desperate mother who will do whatever it takes to get her child back. Misleading taglines aside, it is quite a good film.

It's the pacing that really makes this film tick along. It really does grab you by the proverbials early and then never lets you go. You are in for the ride along with the mother and you genuinely care about the outcome for these characters. There are a few pieces of ill-advised writing, where character's decisions are questionable at best, however it has to be said it is very hard to avoid any of those at all in a film like this and still have 94 minutes of action.

Halle Berry is good in the lead role. Something I've noticed about her is that she is a much better actress when her character is under duress. When she is just being a regular person and asked to act normally she comes across quite clunky and you remember why she won a Razzie. Give her character some drama to work with though and you quickly remember why she also won an Oscar.

'Kidnap' is a good little thriller with excellent pacing, decent acting and more than enough going on to justify an hour and a half of your time. Give it a look.

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Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kidnap See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,016,323, 6 August 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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