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Trapped by my Father's Killer (2017)

Eyewitness (original title)
It has been five years after Diana send a man to jail for the murder of her father and fiancee. Then he escapes from prison. He keeps her captive in her own home. Did Diana put an innocent man away?


Andrew C. Erin


Jim Fall, Phillip J. Bartell (as Philip Bartell) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Lindy Booth ... Diana Ratlidge
Craig Olejnik ... Louis Allen
Jon McLaren ... Chris Ratlidge
Alexis Maitland ... Trudy Ratlidge
Tomas Chovanec ... Martin Loring
Mike Tarp Mike Tarp ... Brian Turner
Richard Nash ... Max Ratlidge
Sean Tucker ... Officer Hayes
Jasmine-Paris Smiley Jasmine-Paris Smiley ... Rachel Allen
Katherine Dines Katherine Dines ... News Anchor
Michael Mancini Michael Mancini ... News Reporter


Diana Ratlidge has not been able to recover emotionally from the double murders of her wealthy businessman father Max Ratlidge and her fiancé Brian Turner - Max's protégé - five years ago in the garage of the family home. In addition to other evidence, it was largely Diana's testimony that convicted Louis Allen, the groundskeeper, who is serving a prison sentence for the murders. Diana still lives in the isolated and expansive house on her own in needing that connection to her father and Brian. Although she is the logical person to take over Max's business, she has taken a leave of absence from work in her inability to cope. Her biggest supports have been her nightclub owning brother Chris Ratlidge, Chris' wife Trudy Ratlidge, and the family lawyer Martin Loring, who she started dating after the murders. To help her move on with life, Martin and Chris, who is half owner, are trying to convince Diana now to sell the house. Diana has to relive the murders all over again when Louis ... Written by Huggo

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As Louis holds Diana hostage, her cell phone rings, with the name "Trudy" popping up on the cell phone screen. When Louis asks Diana who it is, she replies that Trudy is her sister-in-law. Later when Louis and Diana are recounting the actual trial from five years ago, Louis mentions Trudy from that time, meaning that he should have known who she was earlier when her name popped up on the screen. See more »

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Very entertaining.
27 January 2019 | by bgdamboiseSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie very much. The suspense and the build up of action right to the end was very engaging where you couldn't stop watching. Not the most complicated of plot lines - but entertaining nevertheless.

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Release Date:

23 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trapped by my Father's Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daro Film Distribution See more »
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Technical Specs


Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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