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The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (story), Atom Egoyan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Mika
Alexia Fast ... Cass Lane
Mireille Enos ... Tina Lane
Rosario Dawson ... Nicole Dunlop
Aidan Shipley ... Albert
Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew Lane
Paige Baril ... Paige
Bruce Greenwood ... Vince Gray
Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey Cornwall
William MacDonald ... Frank
Jason Blicker ... Sam
Aaron Poole ... Mike
Brendan Gall ... Teddy
Peyton Kennedy ... Young Cass
Mark Gorodnitsky Mark Gorodnitsky ... Young Albert
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Storyline

Teenager Cassandra is locked up against her will unable to contact her family to let them know she's still alive. Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family. Written by Anne Campbell

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When hope is all you have. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds also starred with Kevin Durand in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). See more »

Goofs

Matthew is chased and being shot at. One bullet hits the left tail light of his truck. In the next scene, the tail light is fixed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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CHORALE from Jesus bleibet meine Freude Jesu, (Joy of Man's Desiring) BWV 147
Johann Sebastian Bach (as JS Bach)/adapted by Walter Barnes
Performed by Canadian Brass
©2011 Canadian Brass Publications Inc
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Implausible..... but I somehow got hooked
28 December 2014 | by pauljohninboltonSee all my reviews

Let me start by stating this isn't the greatest movie ever made - You've only got to look at some of the other reviews to see that. However...

I actually really enjoyed it (maybe because I'm the father of a 10 year old girl, and so could perhaps relate easier, IDK??). Anyway, it really got me hooked from the beginning. Sorry all you haters but it deserves better than a 5/10 score.

Many people moan about the confusing timeline. I honestly can't say I struggled with the story going back and forth. The actors appearances altered accordingly with age, hairstyles, etc... the story actually seemed fairly straight forward to follow without any difficulty. I can easily get muddled up in an awkward film if I lose interest - maybe that's what happened to all the negative critics on here??? Overall, an enjoyable movie (despite the disturbing story) that I'll undoubtedly recommend to family and friends.


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