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Director: Luis Mandoki

Cast: Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend


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A mother is caught in a race against time to save her child in this taut suspense thriller. Dr. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend) and his wife, Karen (Charlize Theron), find their world has been turned upside down when they're taken hostage and held in different cities while their young daughter is kidnapped by the same band of ruthless criminals. Joe Hickey (Kevin


A mother is caught in a race against time to save her child in this taut suspense thriller. Dr. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend) and his wife, Karen (Charlize Theron), find their world has been turned upside down when they're taken hostage and held in different cities while their young daughter is kidnapped by the same band of ruthless criminals. Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon) has hatched a seemingly foolproof plan with his wife, Cheryl (Courtney Love), and cousin, Marvin (Pruitt Taylor Vince): while Dr. Jennings and Mrs. Jennings are under guard and unable to contact the police, Hickey will demand a massive ransom for the return of their daughter. If the payment is not arranged in 24 hours, the girl will be killed. Will and Karen realize it's imperative that they find their daughter as soon as possible, as she suffers from a medical condition that could claim her life if she doesn't receive her medication within a day, but as Karen plots a way to get away from Joe and rescue her little girl, she discovers money isn't the only reason Joe has chosen the Jenningses as his victims. Trapped was based on the novel 24 Hours by Greg Iles; 24 Hours was also announced as the film's title before it was changed to avoid being confused with the popular television series 24.

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Performance Credits
Charlize Theron Mrs. Karen Jennings
Courtney Love Cheryl Tilly
Stuart Townsend Dr. Will Jennings
Kevin Bacon Joe Hickey
Pruitt Taylor Vince Marvin Pool
Dakota Fanning Abby Jennings
Colleen Camp Joan Evans

Technical Credits
Luis Mandoki Director,Producer
Glen Ballard Executive Producer
Christopher Borgmann Associate Producer
Jim Brebner Asst. Director
Neil Canton Executive Producer
Mark Canton Executive Producer
Annmarie Corbett Set Decoration/Design
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Mimi Polk Gitlin Producer
Brian Goldsmith Associate Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Willie Heslup Art Director
Rick Hess Executive Producer
Hanno Huth Executive Producer
Greg Iles Screenwriter
Nathan Kahane Co-producer
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz Co-producer
Michael McDonnell Co-producer
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
John Ottman Score Composer
Piotr Sobocinski Cinematographer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Tanna Thompson Associate Producer
Anneke Van Oort Set Decoration/Design
Geoff Wallace Set Decoration/Design


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Trapped 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend - ''Wonderland'' & ''The Queen Of The Damned'') and his beautiful wife, Karen (Charlize Theron - ''The Devil's Advocate'', ''The Cider House Rules'' & ''Reindeer Games'') have a picturesque marriage and a beautiful daughter, Abigail (Dakota Fanning). Until one day, little Abby is kidnapped right from under Karen's nose, while Will is out of town for a convention, and 24 hours of fear and heartache ensue. Unlike most kidnappers, Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon - ''Footloose''; ''A Few Good Men'' & ''Apollo 13'') and his emotionally screwed up wife, Cheryl (Courtney Love - ''Feeling Minnesota'', ''The People Vs. Larry Flint'' & ''Man On The Moon''), and his cousin Marvin (Pruitt Taylor Vince - ''JFK'', ''Natural Born Killers'' & ''The Cell'') babysit Mom & Dad as well as the kidnapped child. Marvin drives Abby to a secluded cabin in the Cascade Mountains, not knowing that she has asthma and could die from an attack if she does not receive the proper medicine in time. Meanwhile, Joe keeps Karen at gunpoint in their home while Cheryl does the same with Will in Seattle at his motel room. The 3 abductors have what they feel is a foolproof plan as Joe contacts each of the others every 30 minutes. If there is no answer on the other end, or if the police are tipped off, Abby dies. If Marvin is not called by Joe within 30 minutes...Abby dies. But little do the parents know that there is more than just money motivating Joe, Cheryl & Marvin. *And that is where the story goes lopsided. Joe & Cheryl had a daughter themselves who was sick and passed away. They apparently felt that because of this tragedy in their own lives, that abducting children that are the same age that their daughter was at the time of her death is in some way recompense. They blamed the doctors for killing her, but most especially Dr. Will Jennings. This is their 5th kidnapping, and all of their victims were carefully chosen, and all were doctors families. In the previous 4 kidnappings, the children were given back safely once the money was obtained. But in this case, Joe for reasons unknown wants to keep Abby as his own daughter to recreate a perfect family setting. This made no sense to me. Since they had successfully pulled off 4 previous kidnappings at $250,000 each, they were now millionaires. If they wanted to just keep Abby for their own, why they exposed themselves to the parents and let them live is beyond me, it's not like they needed the money. This story was weak at best...and the tension scenes were all regurtitated from other films. And the ending was the clincher...Kevin Bacon is hobbling around on the freeway amid some wreckage waving a gun (after Will landed his airplane right in the middle of the road to stop the pickup that was carrying his daughter), and people are just standing around like nothing is going on. Then when Karen saves her husband's life by having to shoot and kill Joe (finally), nobody on the freeway seems to notice. This movie had a few suspenseful moments, like the airplane coasting without engines, and the acting by Charlize (as always) was excellent...and the young actress Dakota Fanning showed great personality for a person so young, but in the end, it failed to deliver. Worth watching once, but just too far a stretch for any kind of credibility.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is incredible. Charlize theron and kevin bacon are wonderful. Great story and even better acting. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant at first to see a movie I had never heard of, but after seeing it, I'm glad I decided to sit through it. This was your basic suspense movie -- similar to that of 'Ransom' with Mel Gibson -- but it's worth it. Good plot, good character development, mixed with the right amount of suspense. See it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i first rented this film and i love it. charlize is just amazing. dakota fanning is one to watch in the comming years. this film had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. i own the dvd and i watch it every time its on cable. i must have seen it at least a hundred times. this is one to own!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago