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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
When Adam (Ian Gamazon), an American with roots in the Philippines, returns to his native land to bury his father, he receives a call that his sister and mother have been abducted. The caller soon makes specific demands of Adam, and he must follow them exactly to avoid harm coming to his remaining family. Eventually Adam discovers that the kidnapper is affiliated with a Muslim terrorist organization called the Abu Sayyaf, and the stakes in the tense situation become increasingly higher.

Cast: Ian Gamazon, Dominique Gonzalez

Director: Ian Gamazon, Neill Llana

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: 2000s, Family, Son, Pursuit, Daughter, Suspenseful, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This is by no means a polished film. But it has an energy lacking in thrillers that cost hundreds times more to make. It should be viewed as a calling card from gifted and resourceful filmmakers whom I hope some Hollywood producer will have the sense to sign up immediately. show more

  • There is more style here than story, but the style - slashing cuts delivered in queasy orange sunstroke tones, accompanied by the urgent bleat of the cellphone - is considerable. show more

  • It's easy to envision the big-budget remake, but hard to imagine a mainstream American production capturing the original's sour, sweaty immediacy. show more

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