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TrappedThank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They've emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. ...TrappedMystery and Thriller, Action/AdventurePT99MRThank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They've emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. ...2003-01-17Gregory BennettColleen CampDakota FanningPruitt Taylor VinceGregory Bennett, Colleen Camp, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor VinceColumbia Pictures
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Trapped

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure; Starring: Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Gregory Bennett, Colleen Camp, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince; Director: Luis Mandoki; Author: Greg Iles; Release Date Wide: 09/20/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Thank goodness for asthmatic and/or diabetic kids: They’ve emerged as the dominant plot device for any self-respecting child-endangerment thriller. (Signs or Panic Room, anyone?) Still, Trapped manages to transcend its generic title: Bacon, playing a villainous kidnapper with a can’t-miss ransom scheme, once again redeems clunky dialogue with a from-the-gut performance; Theron makes a convincing anguished model – sorry, mom. There’s moderate bang for your buck here: It’s like watching the world’s most sleekly produced Lifetime movie.

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