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Captive (2015)

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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Brian Bird (screenplay by), Ashley Smith (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Graham ... Paige
Kate Mara ... Ashley Smith
Claudia Church ... Melissa
Gina Stewart Gina Stewart ... Beatrice
David Oyelowo ... Brian Nichols
Diva Tyler ... Deputy Cynthia Hall
E. Roger Mitchell ... Sgt. Teasley
Richard Fullerton ... Judge Rowland Barnes
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
Jessica Oyelowo ... Meredith MacKenzie
Leonor Varela ... Sgt. Carmen Sandoval
Michael Harding ... Commander Bradley Simpson
Matt Lowe ... Randy Hamilton
Sydelle Noel ... Lynn Campbell
Mimi Rogers ... Aunt Kim
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Storyline

On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, during his trial involving a rape case. In the process of the escape he murders the judge presiding over his trial, Rowland Barnes, as well as court reporter Julie Brandau. He also shoots Sergeant Hoyt Teasley while escaping from the courthouse, and then later kills ICE Special Agent David G. Wilhelm, who was off-duty at his home. Nichols becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt. His frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith, a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict, whom he holds hostage. Smith gets through the time by being inspired by Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life while Nichols searches for redemption. As she reads aloud, Smith and her would-be killer come to a crossroads..

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Taglines:

Faith. Redemption. Survival.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The book that Ashley reads to her captor in the movie is the best-selling book "Purpose Driven Life" by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Southern California. See more »


Soundtracks

Alexandra
Performed by Jay Hayden
Composed by Jeffrey Hayden
Published by Finest Songs
Courtesy of J World Records
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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Pretty good movie
20 December 2017 | by cheeseworldSee all my reviews

For a film to not have much information on the two main people the story is about, it really turned out to be pretty good. It was intense, very limited but the message did come across good.

I wish it had more about Ashley and Brian life, and more dialogue, film could of been longer.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,393,243, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$2,583,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,801,508
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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