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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 (story), Atom Egoyan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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When hope is all you have. See more »


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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kevin Durand previously worked with Scott Speedman in Citizen Gangster (2011) and with Ryan Reynolds in Smokin' Aces (2006). 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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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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Had major potential, then fell short. Fast.
5 February 2015 | by vonnahwillSee all my reviews

Naturally, I was intrigued by "The Captive", great plot and amazing actors, what could possibly go wrong? From the start, I could tell this movie was going to have a ton of flashbacks, which is fine, until those flashbacks kinda become irrelevant because the viewer has no idea which flashback comes first. Strike 1. The introduction of Scott Speedman was a treat, until he was a bit weird acting and since that was never explained, I guess that was just his character?.. Then the part where Ryan Reynolds character has an abusive past was brought up (in reference to plot), then was never to be heard of again. Strike 2. Still don't know much about the wife's character. Strike 3. No explanation about the relationship of the two detectives (Dawson & Speedman) but since Dawson seemed to have a picture of Speedman's niece in her office, it's to be assumed they're in a relationship. OK. And for the focus to be the family of the missing girl, I feel it rarely focused on them. Strike 4.

This movie just needed a lot of tweaking. Starting with some back story of the characters at the beginning. And less flashbacks. More explanations. And more focus on how the unit was actually working towards finding the missing child.


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