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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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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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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book that Ashley reads to her captor in the movie is the best-selling book "Purpose Driven Life" by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Southern California. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: David Oyelowo/Asa Butterfield/JR JR (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Alexandra
Performed by Jay Hayden
Composed by Jeffrey Hayden
Published by Finest Songs
Courtesy of J World Records
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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Sporadically entertaining
12 December 2016 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

Captive is based on the true story of a junkie trying to get her daughter back who is taken hostage by a killer in her home.

It's a moderately entertaining story which is helped greatly by good performances by the leads Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. The story does fall flat in places and there is a surprising lack of tension garnered from the situation. However the actors do there best with the material and this just about elevates the film above average in my opinion. Saying that there are enough good scenes to keep you watching.

It's nothing to get excited about but it's a decent enough thriller to pass the time especially if you have never heard of the story.


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