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Release Date: September 20th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

R|2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Dark, Police station, Daughter, Father, 2010s, Sacrifice, Intense, Pursuit, Best friend, Revenge

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  • Prisoners can at times be a hard film to watch, but thanks to all the talent involved, it’s even harder to shake off. show more

  • There's a near-sacred history in Hollywood of non-U.S.- born directors providing fresh perspectives on America. Miloš Forman. Alfred Hitchcock. Ang Lee. Ernst Lubitsch. Billy Wilder. For Prisoners, a stress-inducing trip into child abduction, the director is Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who gives us an American "hero" guaranteed to push many buttons, many times, and who might not have been allowed to be quite so awful, under a different director's lens. show more

  • A devastating psychological thriller, Prisoners pulls us deep into our worst fear: the Amber Alert. Then it holds us under. show more

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