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Extortion (2017)

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When a Caribbean family vacation takes a disastrous turn, a father finds himself at the mercy of a cold-blooded fisherman, and a desperate race against the clock to save his wife and son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eion Bailey ... Kevin Riley
Bethany Joy Lenz ... Julie Riley
Mauricio Alemañy Mauricio Alemañy ... Andy Riley (as Mauricio E. Alemañy)
Barkhad Abdi ... Miguel Kaba
Danny Glover ... Detective Constable Haagen
Tim Griffin ... Chief of Mission Sweeney
Jack Wallace ... Lucas
Jorge Cabrera Jorge Cabrera ... Jorge (Horhay)
Elid Barrios Elid Barrios ... Miguel's Wife (as Elid M. Barrios)
Génesis Castro Díaz Génesis Castro Díaz ... Miguel's Older Daughter (as Genesis Castro)
Stephanie Baez Stephanie Baez ... Miguel's Younger Daughter
Marilinda Rivera ... Doctor Bethel
James Gordon Jennings ... CAPT Gerald, USCG (as James Jennings)
Rafael Perez Martinez Rafael Perez Martinez ... Harbor Master Clerk
Welmo Romero Welmo Romero ... Roger
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When a Caribbean family vacation takes a disastrous turn, a father finds himself at the mercy of a cold-blooded fisherman, and a desperate race against the clock to save his wife and son.

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lost island | ransom | fish | sunk | jet ski | See All (8) »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Philippines | Puerto Rico

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuyến Đi Đảo Kinh Hoàng See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,617
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

On the second day on the island Kevin tells Julie that he has been trying to start the engine all morning and now the battery is dead, however the engine is a pull to start type and does not require a battery for it to start. See more »

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far from a B movie
25 June 2017 | by zeller-5See all my reviews

I read a few of the reviews who hated the movie. "how did this make it to Netflix?" - I can tell you how :)

It is entertaining. I read people complaining about how unrealistic the movies are. But those are the same kinds of people who love the Transformers series :) Not saying the movie is unrealistic, but let's face it. It's a movie, not a documentary.

There are a few plot holes, I give you that. But as a software engineer I just roll my eyes when someone 'hacks into a system' (again) in some movie for the sake of storytelling.

I do not need every single detail of the movie to be well researched. Which is why it is a movie.

So much about the disclaimer :) The movie itself is good. Main characters do a great job, it takes you around a few turns in the Caribbean - and the overall message of the movie is great. Family matters more than money.

I rate it 7/10 because of the things that other people actually hated the movie for. I liked it, I just consider those gaps in research 'flaws', not total failures :)

It is definitely worth watching. It is well cast and entertainingly written and filmed. It's far from a B-movie or a low-budget production.

Whoever calls this low-budget doesn't know the first thing about production value.


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