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The Betrayed (2008)

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The story follows a young woman as she's put through a psychological journey under the thumb of a mysterious figure who suspects her husband of stealing millions from a crime syndicate.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Melissa George ... Jamie
Oded Fehr ... Voice / Alek
Christian Campbell ... Kevin
Alice Krige ... Falco
Connor Christopher Levins ... Michael (as Connor Levins)
Donald Adams Donald Adams ... Shuffle / Rathe
Scott Heindl ... Chase
Kevan Kase ... Officer Gene
Andrew Wheeler ... Officer Davis
Blaine Anderson ... Officer Wild
Patrick Keating ... Swiss
Phillip Mitchell ... Young Henchman
Ken Tremblett ... Hader
Douglas Chapman ... Henchman (as Doug Chapman)
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Storyline

After a car crash, Jamie, 30, comes to, locked in a room at a factory. Her son, a diabetic, is missing. A man wearing a ski mask comes into the room and tells her that she must help him find her husband who has stolen millions from his boss. He says her husband is a killer and a drug trafficker. Jamie is certain it's a mistake. Her captor insists she help him or lose her son. He brings her audio tapes made in their apartment demanding she figure out how her husband was communicating with an accomplice. She has only 12 hours before she and her son will die. Can she force herself to believe that she has been betrayed - and then what? There's no way out, yet she resolves to save her son. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captive See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jamie's shower was apparently turned on by opening a valve in her room using a large wrench, but when it was turned off no one was in her room to shut off the valve. See more »

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Officer Wild: This is officer 11653. Officer 11653, Philly PD, reporting motor vehicle accident. It's a late model sedan traveling south-bound.
dispatcher: Location?
Officer Wild: Approximately 6 miles off the Cranson back roads. Closest mile marker is 115. Looks like the vehicle was hit hard from the rear. On the approach I see severe back-end damage on the left-hand side. No second vehicle, possible hit and run
dispatcher: How many injured?
Officer Wild: Checking for victims now.
dispatcher: Awaiting response officer 11653, awaiting response. How many ...
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good start
8 February 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The police find a crashed car but no one is inside. An injured Jamie (Melissa George) wakes up in a grim locked room. She's desperate to find her diabetic son Michael. Her captor (Oded Fehr) interrogates her for money stolen by her husband from criminals.

The first thirty minute is great. It's a solid indie starting premise. It's essentially a two hander inside a grim room. It starts going a little wrong over time. I was hoping for a small horror which uses the room and stays with mostly the two characters. It could have been super inventive with a twist. First I don't like the tapes. They keep the flow static as the movie is forced to listen to them. With each additional turn or each new character, the plot slips away from where I want it to go. It's a functional crime thriller but it's set up for something more special.


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