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Captive (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Brian Bird (screenplay by), Ashley Smith (book) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Graham ... Paige
Kate Mara ... Ashley Smith
Claudia Church ... Melissa
Gina Stewart Gina Stewart ... Beatrice
David Oyelowo ... Brian Nichols
Diva Tyler ... Deputy Cynthia Hall
E. Roger Mitchell ... Sgt. Teasley
Richard Fullerton ... Judge Rowland Barnes
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
Jessica Oyelowo ... Meredith MacKenzie
Leonor Varela ... Sgt. Carmen Sandoval
Michael Harding ... Commander Bradley Simpson
Matt Lowe ... Randy Hamilton
Sydelle Noel ... Lynn Campbell
Mimi Rogers ... Aunt Kim
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Storyline

On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, during his trial involving a rape case. In the process of the escape he murders the judge presiding over his trial, Rowland Barnes, as well as court reporter Julie Brandau. He also shoots Sergeant Hoyt Teasley while escaping from the courthouse, and then later kills ICE Special Agent David G. Wilhelm, who was off-duty at his home. Nichols becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith, a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict, whom he holds hostage. Smith gets through the time by being inspired by Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life while Nichols searches for redemption. As she reads aloud, Smith and her would-be killer come to a crossroads..

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Taglines:

Faith. Redemption. Survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captivã See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,393,243, 20 September 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,557,668, 4 October 2015
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song played towards the end of the trailer is Oceans by Hillsong United See more »


Soundtracks

Purple Neon Lights
Performed by Right Ons (as The Right Ons)
Composed by Rodo/Nieto/Fernandez/Muñiz/Guzman
Published by Bonatarda Publishing
Courtesy of Lovemonk
By arrangement with Friendly Fires and Casete Upload SA de CV
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Intense, Suspenseful, Thrilling! A must see performance by David and Kate!
16 July 2015 | by ceciliaquesenberrySee all my reviews

The movie is a must see. Very well put together. The scenes are intense and suspenseful. The movie kept me wondering what would be the outcome. Based on a true story it had moments that I wondered, how can any good come out of the tragedy in these persons lives, and then as the movie continued the inspiration came forward as a glimmer of humanity that gives light to redemption and hope. The lead actors were phenomenal. I recommend parents take their teenage children (13 and up) to see this movie and open up the discussion of the healing power of redemption in any circumstance. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Don't let a review from someone who has not seen it deceive you. This movie holds its own all the way to the end. It alienates no one and speaks to everyone.


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