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Prisoners (2013)

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When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

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Denis Villeneuve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Keller Dover
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Detective Loki
Viola Davis ... Nancy Birch
Maria Bello ... Grace Dover
Terrence Howard ... Franklin Birch
Melissa Leo ... Holly Jones
Paul Dano ... Alex Jones
Dylan Minnette ... Ralph Dover
Zoë Soul ... Eliza Birch
Erin Gerasimovich ... Anna Dover
Kyla-Drew ... Joy Birch (as Kyla-Drew Simmons)
Wayne Duvall ... Captain Richard O'Malley
Len Cariou ... Father Patrick Dunn
David Dastmalchian ... Bob Taylor
Brad James ... Officer Carter
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Storyline

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child's life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Melissa Leo and Viola Davis; and three Oscar nominees: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Terrence Howard. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Pennsylvania yet there is a billboard advertising Atlanta law firm Morgan & Morgan above the liquor store (which, in PA, would be state-run, not privately owned). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Keller Dover: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
Ralph Dover: [shoots a deer]
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Connections

Referenced in Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners (2018) See more »

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The Candlelight Vigil
Written by Jóhann Jóhannsson
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Spellbinding
20 September 2013 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Prisoners is extremely suspenseful and equally disturbing. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, whose last film was the equally spellbinding and disturbing Incendies, builds up the tension from the first frame and does not let up for the full 153 minutes of the movie. Aaron Guzikowski's script, though on the surface a child kidnapping thriller, bucks all Hollywood trends and, as well as being a taut thriller, poses serious moral issues. It also helps that the film has a first rate cast doing outstanding work: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terence Howard, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello and Viola Davis. Prisoners is not for the faint heated but is likely to feature strongly at next year's Oscars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,817,053, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$61,002,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,126,687
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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