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A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Will Montgomery
Josh Lucas ... Vincent
Danny Huston ... Tim Harlend
Malin Akerman ... Riley Jeffers
Sami Gayle ... Alison Loeb
Edrick Browne Edrick Browne ... Jacobs
Mark Valley ... Fletcher
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Reginald
M.C. Gainey ... Hoyt
J.D. Evermore ... Rookie
Garrett Hines ... Aaron
Kevin Foster ... Motorcycle Cop
Tanc Sade ... Pete
Dan Braverman ... Lefleur
Jon Eyez ... Bertrand
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In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Never steal from the world's greatest thief. See more »


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Rated R for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Medallion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$183,125, 16 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$304,318, 16 September 2012
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The taxicabs in New Orleans do not have the taxicabs Number in the roof light. They are on the front and rear bumpers. While this was filmed on location, all of the taxicabs filmed had to have New York City roof lights installed, as part of the plot relied on this. The majority of the taxicabs however, were real local taxis, or automobile extras, If you like. The taxicabs that did volunteer for the service, were mostly independently owned and not fleet taxis, as the majority of them have advertising signs on the roof. Also Medallion Cab Company does not exist. Yellow, Checker taxi, and United cab company are some of the bigger New Orleans taxi companies. See more »

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When racing the taxi though the streets, he overtakes the same car twice. See more »

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Drunk Businessman: [drunk and singing] Cigarettes, no sleep, no lights, no sound... Nothing to eat, no one to drink... Sometimes... all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.
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Predictable, Flawed, Full of Clichés but also Entertaining
14 April 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) steals ten million-dollar with his partners Vincent (Josh Lucas), Riley Jeffers (Malin Akerman) and Hoyt (M.C. Gainey). However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend (Danny Huston) organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidences against him.

Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb (Sami Gayle), who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the ten million-dollars of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent.

"Stolen" is a predictable, flawed, full of clichés but also entertaining action movie with Nicolas Cage in the lead role. This is the type of movie where the viewer can guess what is going to happen on the next scene but nevertheless is not as bad as I expected. I really did not understand how the cellular with GPS that was left in the train to Tallahassee was back again with Will Montgomery and how the handcuff on his left hand has vanished. Further, how many golden bars have been easily melted, hardened and carried in a bag? At least, seeing the gorgeous Swedish actress Malin Akerman makes this forgettable movie worth. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Resgate" ("The Ransom")


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