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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 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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Trivia

The blue truck that Brian Nichols stole in the movie was the real car that the real Brian actually stole. 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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Very captivating!
26 September 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Great performances by David Oyelowo and Kate Mara. The two created good chemistry on the screen.

David Oyelow is a fine actor. I was really drawn in at watching him play Nicols. It was very intriguing watching him showcase the many levels of the character his is performing

And Kate Mara did a fantastic job as a supporting actor. I like how she handle the material. Seemed more interesting in going for the realism of the situation without being over dramatic.

But my personal favorite performance in captive goes to Micheal k Williams, however. It's not the first time he played a man on the right side of the law, but Omar from the Wire gave his most believable performance as the head cop Jon Chestnut hunting down Brian Nichols.

It was a compelling story about a woman who literately seemed scared straight into cleaning herself up from an addiction while being captured by Brian Nicols for 7 hours.

It's all about watching two good actors connect with each other on the big screen and it makes for a wonderful experience


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$2,583,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,801,508
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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