When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...
A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him.Written by
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The graves in the NYC Potter's Field are not marked with wooden crosses - brush fires in the early 1900s on Hart Island destroyed the wooden grave markers and after that the graves were marked by concrete and stone markers. Also there aren't individual markers for each grave, there are over 100 coffins per site. See more »
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A conventional thriller with an unfortunate fact ...
A sad, unfortunate fact about this movie is that the 2 young female stars Brittany Murphy and Skye McCole Bartusiak (who plays the daughter of Michael Douglas) both died in a young age.
Anyway, this is a conventional thriller, nothing extraordinary. Although the critics hated it, it manage to become a commercial success doubling its budget in box office.
The plot is flimsy and fragile: The daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, and her kidnappers want from his to "extract" a secret from a young woman who is imprisoned in a mental institution, that could lead them to a valuable object they tried to stole some years ago.
It starts slow but soon some action picks-up but it becomes exaggerated and coincidental maybe even absurd.
Michael Douglas does what he cans to save the movie but doesn't seem enough.
Overall: If you can catch it on TV watch it, but never think of paying a single dollar/euro/whatever for it.
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