• Don't Say a Word (2001)

Don't Say a Word

Release Date: September 28th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2002

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Ruthless crook Patrick Koster (Sean Bean) and his partner capture young Jessie Conrad (Skye McCole Bartusiak) and hold her for an unusual ransom. Koster wants Jessie's therapist father, Nathan (Michael Douglas), to somehow coax traumatized teen Elisabeth (Brittany Murphy) into divulging a mysterious code number that will lead the criminals to a hidden jewel worth a fortune. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to convince the delusional Elisabeth to cooperate: she hasn't spoken in 10 years.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Guy Torry, Jennifer Esposito, Shawn Doyle, Victor Argo

Director: Gary Fleder

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: New Regency Pictures, Kopelson Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1990s , New York City , Daughter , Mystery , Father , Rescue , 2000s , Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I left the film wondering where at the Bellevue-like psychiatric facility that schizophrenic teenager obtained such a becoming brick-red lipstick. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    A fairly nifty piece of suspense filmmaking, with a strong if relatively undemanding performance from Douglas. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This noirish, sourish thriller left me unmoving as well as unmoved.

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