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  • 3957
  • Date :
  • 11/22/2006


Production Status:



Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation


1 hr. 53 min.

Release Date:

March 11th, 2005 (wide)


Miramax Films

Production Co.:

Mark Gordon Company, Stratus Film Company, Cheyenne Enterprises, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GMBH & Co KG

U.S. Box Office:


Filming Locations:

Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California

Produced in:

United States

Plot outline

Devastatedby a hostage situation that resulted in the death of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley exist Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino inVentura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they inadvertently pick the wrong house on the wrong day. They find themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town owned by a corrupt accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again. Soon after, Talley readily hands authority of the hostage situation over to the Ventura County Sheriff’s department and leaves the scene. But inside the compound, is digital information critical to the mysterious criminals and their operation. They will stop at nothing to get what belongs to them, including taking Talley’s family hostage and, forcing him to resume the command he had abandoned. The stakes quickly evolve into a situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine.

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