Shattered

Shattered

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Director: Mike Barker

Cast: Mike Barker, Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Maria Bello

     
 

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A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point in this thriller starring Piece Brosnan, Gerard Butler, and Maria Bello. Life has been good to happily married Chicago couple Neil (Butler) and Abby (Bello); their flames in their relationship are still burning bright, Neil has a great job, and with the birth of

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A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point in this thriller starring Piece Brosnan, Gerard Butler, and Maria Bello. Life has been good to happily married Chicago couple Neil (Butler) and Abby (Bello); their flames in their relationship are still burning bright, Neil has a great job, and with the birth of their beautiful daughter Sophie the loving couple has grown into a budding family. So much can change in an instant though, and the moment that sadistic kidnapper Ryan (Brosnan) appears the fibers of this happy family are torn violently apart. Ryan knows everything there is to know about Neil, Abby, and Sophie, and now he's ready to use that information to put the two parents through the most excruciating experience of their entire lives. Should Neil and Abby not comply with Ryan's every demand over the course of the next twenty-four hours, he will kill young Sophie without a second thought. While at first the demands seem typical of your average kidnapper, they gradually begin to grow increasingly outlandish until it becomes obvious that Ryan doesn't want money, but simply enjoys the power that comes along with systematically dismantling their idyllic lives until there's nothing left for Neil and Abby to live for. Now left with nothing to lose, the monstrous Ryan finds out just how far a parent is willing to go in order to save their child when he commands Neil to commit one final act of annihilation that goes against everything the loving father and husband stands for.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2009
UPC:
5051429701332
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Ais
Region Code:
2
Time:
1:31:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Tom Ryan
Gerard Butler Neil Randall
Maria Bello Abby Randall
Claudette Mink Actor

Technical Credits
Mike Barker Director
Guy Bensley Editor
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierce Brosnan Producer
Bruce Davey Executive Producer
Marina Grasic Executive Producer
Rob Gray Production Designer
William Morrissey Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Duncan Score Composer
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Beau St. Clair Executive Producer
Dave Valleau Executive Producer
William Vince Producer

Scene Index

Breaking Apart the Wheel featurette; Hero to a Villain featurette; 2 deleted scenes; 3 alternate scenes; Feature commetary with writer and director

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Shattered 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alot of people assume due to a limited theatrical release and then jumping to DVD-- Shattered would not be a enjoyable flick. I'll admit my original reason for viewing this was Gerard Butler. I was pleasantly surprised, beyond wathcing my favorite actor, that this had an incredible plots with plenty of twists and turns. I was completely intrigued throughout, right until the last scene. Just my humble opinion, but I completely recommend it. I don't think anyone will be dissapointed. And for all of you fellow Gerard fans...he is as brilliant and sexy as ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
SHATTERED (also known as BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL) is one of those films that starts out with a solid cast of highly respected actors to pull audiences in and then proceeds to squander talent in a script that should be still on the reject shelf. The film has all the markings and big budget of a major Hollywood money maker, but there is a very valid reason why the theatrical run was brief and unheralded, sending the movie to television and to DVD post haste: it just is a very weak work. Writer William Morrissey had a thought, camouflaged behind the meaning of an obscure line from Pope ('butterfly on a wheel') that refers to the degree of torture one can take before breaking. The problem is that this tale of the consequences of infidelity has been done many, many times before with far better results. The astute viewer will find all the cracks in the plot line of this supposed 'startling thriller' from the first few frames: watching suspicions play out is very anticlimactic. Morrissey depends on what he imaged as a 'big surprise' ending and it just doesn't surprise! Gerard Butler, Maria Bello, and Pierce Brosnan are all strong actors and one wonders why they opted to participate in this movie. It is not the best work of any of the three, trying to make credible characters out of the double-sided puzzle: kidnapping, testing of relationships, facing consequences of behavior. Director Mike Barker lets the drama sag when it most needs to be pushed. Unless the viewer just wants to see more of the three stars (even in a weak film) then that is the justification for sitting through this. Otherwise, pass... Grady Harp
Guest More than 1 year ago
View it with friends, all action is absorbing, cast takes you with them into the action. It skips the ugliness of violence, which may be why hollywood didn't support it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago