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The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

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Atom Egoyan

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Atom Egoyan (story), Atom Egoyan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Mika
Alexia Fast ... Cass Lane
Mireille Enos ... Tina Lane
Rosario Dawson ... Nicole Dunlop
Aidan Shipley ... Albert
Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew Lane
Paige Baril ... Paige
Bruce Greenwood ... Vince Gray
Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey Cornwall
William MacDonald ... Frank
Jason Blicker ... Sam
Aaron Poole ... Mike
Brendan Gall ... Teddy
Peyton Kennedy ... Young Cass
Mark Gorodnitsky Mark Gorodnitsky ... Young Albert
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Storyline

Teenager Cassandra is locked up against her will unable to contact her family to let them know she's still alive. Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family. Written by Anne Campbell

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

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Trivia

This is Atom Egoyan's second successive film based on child abduction - the previous being Devil's Knot (2013). Both films starred Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood. See more »

Goofs

The main character strikes the detective with his left hand, but when the same scene switches to another angle, he is shaking his right hand, as if he just struck him with it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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Break the Spell
Performed by Rachel Zeffira
Written by Rachel Zeffira
Used courtesy of Paper Bag Records & Universal Music Publishing Group, a division of Universal Music Canada, Inc. ©2012
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Tough watch
8 April 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Sometimes your hunch can be completely off. Doesn't matter if you're a good cop otherwise. And this is just one of the sub-stories that are woven into the story. A story that is very close to reality, which makes this tough to watch. Ryan Reynolds is our driving force as his character (and his wife) cannot forget and forgive what happened to them. Who's fault is it though? Can it be on persons fault at all? The time-line hopping tries to keep the suspense up, which doesn't always succeed though.

The performances are great and you always can relate to the people involved. It might get a bit too much towards the end (not sure everyone will like how this goes on towards the finale), but it's generally a decent thriller and a "good" watch


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$407,804, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$1,075,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,096,212
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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