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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director:

J Blakeson

Writer:

J Blakeson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Compston ... Danny
Eddie Marsan ... Vic
Gemma Arterton ... Alice Creed
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Storyline

Two criminals, Vic and Danny, kidnap Alice Creed. They fastidiously set-up an apartment building and handcuff Alice to the bed, all in a careful attempt to make sure that she won't escape and they won't get caught. But what do Vic and Danny really want with Alice? And is Alice cunning enough to foil their plans and escape? Written by napierslogs

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Disappearance of Alice Creed See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,258, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$166,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$896,919
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even in the scenes where her character is not being filmed, Gemma Arterton would still insist on being handcuffed to the bed to help her performance. See more »

Goofs

When Vic checks the bullets in the gun, he removes the magazine, then replaces it and operates the slide. A bullet should have ejected as it was recently fired and there would have been one in the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Wake up Ms. Creed, it's breakfast time!
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 29 April 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Moly
Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records LTD.
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Very, VERY good. Looking forward to more J Blakeson works in future.
4 May 2010 | by ByeByeGordySee all my reviews

A terrifically enjoyable film from debut writer-director J Blakeson. Apparently working to a tiny budget, he's proved that he has an incredible understanding of what makes a thriller film work.

There are three excellent performances (lucky, as with only three actors this needed to be the case), particularly Gemma Arterton as Alice Creed, who uses her wits and womanly wiles to make a stand against her tormentors, Vic and Danny.

Much has been made of the plot twists - but I still didn't see them coming at all! I thought they were ample to keep you guessing right to the last, and I kept changing my mind as to how I thought things would turn out.

I kept reading "taut, claustrophobic and very well put together" when I was researching this film, and I have to say it delivered on all counts. Excellent.


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