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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.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (screenplay), David Fraser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Mika
Alexia Fast ... Cass
Mireille Enos ... Tina
Rosario Dawson ... Nicole
Aidan Shipley ... Albert
Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew
Paige Baril ... Paige
Bruce Greenwood ... Vince
Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey
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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The hunt is on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ego Film Arts,The Film Farm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Matthew picks up his daughter from ice skating, she is in the back seat of the truck. When the truck is departing the parking lot, there is nothing visible in the bed of the pickup. In the very next shot, we are viewing the daughter as she looks out of the back window. In that shot there is a large, dark, rectangular shape in the pickup's bed that we can see in the reflection. The immediate scene after is a shot from inside the vehicle looking backwards toward the daughter, but you can also see out the back window and there is nothing at all visible in the bed.

The large rectangular 'box' seen in the window's reflection was obviously a 'hide'. The use of this hide was to have a place to put the camera, and to create a 'non-reflective' area on the window to allow for shooting the scene from the outside-in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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Remembering
Written by Jennifer Castle
Performed by Jennifer Castle
Published by Domino Double Nine (SOCAN)/Domino Publishing Company (ASCAP)
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What was he thinking?
4 February 2015 | by gblehmanSee all my reviews

This one is all on the Director. I don't know what he was trying to accomplish but it failed miserably. The basic outline of the story showed a lot of promise but it never came together. Its funny that one of the reoccurring lines in the dialog between the father and daughter focused on the word "gimmick" because it seemed as if the director tried to fit every story telling gimmick he could think of into this film. The result is a horribly told story. Constantly confusing. Disjointed. Lacking any depth - you couldn't connect with any of the characters. The story had no pace. You spend your time trying to figure out what's going on....then asking yourself, why did they do that...and then constantly hoping they can manage to pull their stuff together, only to be disappointed in the end. The actors were a talented group. I can't imagine how frustrating it must have been for them being stuck in this slow motion train wreck.


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