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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.

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Beatrice
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Deputy Cynthia Hall
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Judge Rowland Barnes
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Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
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Commander Bradley Simpson
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Randy Hamilton
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Lynn Campbell
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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.

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Faith. Redemption. Survival.


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Captivã  »

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$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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The blue truck that Brian Nichols stole in the movie was the real car that the real Brian actually stole. See more »

Connections

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

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Performed by Jay Hayden
Composed by Jeffrey Hayden
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Powerful film - must see
14 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Just saw this - wow! David Oyelowo and Kate Mara deliver powerful and nuanced performances that stayed with me long after the movie had ended. We are taken inside a terrifying situation, based on a true story - a woman, Ashley Smith, a recovering meth addict, is taken hostage in her own home by Brian Nichols, who is on the run, having killed several people already. What will he do to her? Will she get away? But there is so much more to it. Somehow I found myself caring also about this killer. Weirdly, in this midst of this tense situation, they develop a human connection that drew me in. There are surprising odd details - she makes him pancakes, he helps by putting up a mirror. Two broken lives, a terrible situation, yet somehow this is a hopeful film. Absolutely compelling.


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