Abandon

( 1 )

Overview

A young woman is faced with the disturbing reemergence of a man she once loved in this psychological thriller. Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) was a wealthy but reckless student at an exclusive private college until he mysteriously vanished, with airline tickets to Europe left unused and plenty of money still in the bank. Two years later, Katie Burke (Katie Holmes), Embry's girlfriend, is still dealing with his disappearance as she goes into the home stretch of her college career. With exams, a thesis, and job ...
See more details below
DVD
$5.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (8) from $3.23   
  • New (5) from $4.55   
  • Used (3) from $3.23   

Overview

A young woman is faced with the disturbing reemergence of a man she once loved in this psychological thriller. Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) was a wealthy but reckless student at an exclusive private college until he mysteriously vanished, with airline tickets to Europe left unused and plenty of money still in the bank. Two years later, Katie Burke (Katie Holmes), Embry's girlfriend, is still dealing with his disappearance as she goes into the home stretch of her college career. With exams, a thesis, and job interviews to think about, Katie is already walking an emotional tightrope when Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt), a police detective, enters the picture. Handler, a recovering alcoholic, has been ordered to reopen the Langan case, and as he questions Katie about the missing man, she finds her obsession with her former beau taking over her life, which leaves her all the more unnerved when she begins seeing Embry around the campus. Meanwhile, Handler's investigation begins to suggest Langan's disappearance may have been more sinister than imagined, and could be connected with other cases of missing students. Abandon marked the directorial debut for screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his script for Traffic.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Director/Writer Stephen Gaghan and Cinematographer Matthew Libatique; A Look at the Dark Side-The Making of Abandon; Deleted and Extended Scenes with Director Commentary; Original Theatrical Trailer
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A surprisingly intelligent, effective thriller scripted and directed by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Traffic, Abandon provides erstwhile teen idol Katie Holmes with her most challenging role to date. The Dawson’s Creek star portrays Catherine Burke, a brilliant college student who’s on the fast track to corporate success. Having just aced a crucial interview with a prospective employer, she hunkers down to do some serious studying but is distracted by sudden, fleeting appearances of her ex-boyfriend, Embry Langan Charlie Hunnam, who has been missing for over two years. Catherine, afraid that she is being stalked, seeks assistance from police detective Wade Mandler Benjamin Bratt, who becomes infatuated with the overachieving campus beauty. Holmes invests her character with grace and charm, making the ambitious, intellectually gifted, emotionally distant young woman a more sympathetic figure. She, and such other cast members as Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, and Melanie Lynskey, benefit from Gaghan’s sure-footed direction and incisive scripting; his college students look, speak, and act in a manner more consistent with reality, and this attention to verisimilitude allows him to pull off an outlandish feat of narrative legerdemain without losing the audience. Abandon doesn’t rely on genre clichés, and for that reason it’s one of the most successful pictures of its kind that we’ve seen in many months -- as well as an impressive directorial debut for Gaghan. He supplies a commentary for the DVD, which also includes a "making of" documentary as well as numerous deleted and extended scenes.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • UPC: 883929311927
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,528

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katie Holmes Katie Burke
Benjamin Bratt Detective Wade Handler
Charlie Hunnam Embry Langan
Zooey Deschanel Samantha Harper
Gabriel Mann Harrison Hobart
Gabrielle Union Amanda Luttrell
Mark Feuerstein Robert Hanson
Melanie Lynskey Mousy Julie
Will McCormack August
Philip Bosco Professor Jergensen
Tony Goldwyn Dr. David Schaffer
Fred Ward Lt. Bill Stayton
Jack Warden
Technical Credits
Stephen Gaghan Director, Screenwriter
Gary Barber Producer
Juel Bestrop Casting
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Pierre Blain Sound/Sound Designer
Shannon Burke Co-producer
Kathleen Chopin Casting
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Claude Hazanavicius Sound/Sound Designer
Elizabeth Joan Hooper Co-producer
Tony Lamberti Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew J. Libatique Cinematographer
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Lynda Obst Producer
Pierre Perrault Art Director
Pierre Perrault Art Director
Guy Pigeon Set Decoration/Design
Gideon Ponte Production Designer
Geoffrey G. Rubay Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Vane Executive Producer
Mark Warner Editor
Michael Williams Asst. Director
Edward Zwick Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Abandon
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [1:57]
3. Chapter 3 [6:23]
4. Chapter 4 [:05]
5. Chapter 5 [:52]
6. Chapter 6 [2:36]
7. Chapter 7 [1:57]
8. Chapter 8 [2:49]
9. Chapter 9 [:31]
10. Chapter 10 [2:22]
11. Chapter 11 [:55]
12. Chapter 12 [2:49]
13. Chapter 13 [2:12]
14. Chapter 14 [2:49]
15. Chapter 15 [:29]
16. Chapter 16 [1:18]
17. Chapter 17 [2:10]
18. Chapter 18 [1:08]
19. Chapter 19 [2:52]
20. Chapter 20 [3:13]
21. Chapter 21 [:26]
22. Chapter 22 [3:04]
23. Chapter 23 [1:28]
24. Chapter 24 [6:36]
25. Chapter 25 [:15]
26. Chapter 26 [4:14]
27. Chapter 27 [1:57]
28. Chapter 28 [4:00]
29. Chapter 29 [2:36]
30. Chapter 30 [3:32]
31. Chapter 31 [3:36]
32. Chapter 32 [:30]
33. Chapter 33 [1:48]
34. Chapter 34 [3:12]
35. Chapter 35 [2:33]
36. Chapter 36 [1:27]
37. Chapter 37 [3:39]
38. Chapter 38 [2:01]
39. Chapter 39 [2:02]
40. Chapter 40 [3:35]
41. Chapter 41 [5:39]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Abandon
   Scene Selection
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE KATIE HOLMES!!!!

    I love this movie SO much! I saw it 5 times in theater. One of the reasons that I liked it is because I'm Katie Holmes' BIGGEST FAN EVER!!! But it was really good.... just because it didn't do very well ''money-wise'' I think it is a completely awesome movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews