Year: 2002
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Dakota Fanning, Gregory Bennett, Colleen Camp
Director: Luis Mandoki
Country: USA
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 20 September 2002
UK Release Date: 25 April 2003


When Will and Karen Jennings (Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron) are held hostage and their daughter is abducted, a relentless 24-hour plan is set in motion that will challenge everything they took for granted. Joe and Cheryl Hickey (Kevin Bacon and Courtney Love), along with their cousin Marvin Pool (Pruitt Taylor Vince), have orchestrated and mastered the foolproof plan to extort money from wealthy families. As the plan escalates and unravels, Will and Karen, who are trapped in different cities, are pushed to the limit to get their daughter back alive. In their desperation, they are able to discover the true motivation, which lies beneath the crime.