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Shattered (2007)

Butterfly on a Wheel (original title)
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A perfect family's dynamic is ruined by a kidnapper's brutally efficient plot.

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Mike Barker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Tom Ryan
Maria Bello ... Abby Randall
Gerard Butler ... Neil Randall
Emma Karwandy Emma Karwandy ... Sophie Randall
Claudette Mink ... Judy Ryan
Desiree Zurowski ... Helen Schriver
Nicholas Lea ... Jerry Crane
Peter Keleghan ... Karl Granger
Samantha Ferris ... Diane
Malcolm Stewart ... Dave Carver
Callum Keith Rennie ... Det. McGill
Dustin Milligan ... Matt Ryan
Julie Patzwald Julie Patzwald ... Female Teller
Jason McKinnon ... French Waiter
Kurt Evans ... Maitre D'
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The happily-married couple of Neil and Abby Randall have worked very hard to create a healthy and safe bubble for themselves and their only daughter, Sophie. However, their seemingly idyllic life will start crumbling into pieces when, out of the blue, the determined and methodical gunman, Tom Ryan, holds them captive, as his cold-blooded accomplice uses Sophie for leverage. Now, Abby and Neil have no other choice but to do Tom's bidding if they want to keep their child alive--and with every task they successfully perform--they see a piece of their orderly life being robbed from them. But, why is this perfect stranger bent on destroying three innocents? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Shattered See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,651,640
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title is taken from the phrase "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?", meaning taking massive effort in achieving something minor. See more »

Goofs

During the epilogue, Abby's hair alternates from being tucked behind her ear to simply hanging in her face. See more »

Quotes

Tom Ryan: Never pick a fight with someone who's got nothing to lose.
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Referenced in 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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I'll Take Care of You
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Performed by Irma Thomas
Published by Famous Music Publishing Company Ltd.
Courtesy of Rounder Records. www.rounder.com
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Never pick a fight with someone who's got nothing to lose.
9 November 2019 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Butterfly on a Wheel (AKA: Shattered) is directed by Mike Barker and written by William Morrissey. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler. Music is by Robert Duncan and cinematography by Ashley Rowe.

Butler and Bello play a seemingly happily married couple who have an adorable young daughter into the fold. Enter a rather sinister Brosnan who announces he has kidnapped the daughter and requires the couple to do everything he asks. Pressure is on then!?

Basically this is just real solid kidnap thriller film making, the kind that we were well served with back in the 1980s, and with that in mind this comes off like a throw back to that decade. Brosnan (how nice to see him doing a natural Irish brogue) grows ever more spiteful, while of course our handsome couple get more frantic.

But naturally there's a mystery going on here, we are left in no doubt about that there is something lurking beyond the edges of the frames. To which the inevitable twist, on which the whole pic's very being depends upon, will either make or break how you ultimately feel about the piece as a whole.

I liked it. 7/10


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