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Don't Say a Word (2001)

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

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Storyline

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

You want what they want, don't you... I'll never tell... any of you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, including some gruesome images, and language | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,090,474, 30 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,001,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,020,092
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

Aggie's Apple notebook appears to have its trademark logo on the cover upside down. This is how the G3 PowerBook is designed and is not an error. Starting with the subsequent G4 Powerbook, Apple reversed the logo such that it's upright when the laptop is in use. See more »

Quotes

[Nathan beats Patrick with the broken shovel several times till Patrick is down. Then he drops the shovel, takes Patrcik's gun and holds it against his head]
Nathan Conrad: I never got your name.
Patrick Koster: Patrick.
Nathan Conrad: [slowly] Patrick... are you sure I'm not like you... are you sure?
[Nathan cocks the gun. Patrick freezes in fear. Nathan takes the diamond from Patrick's jacket]
Nathan Conrad: Was this... really... worth it?
Patrick Koster: What?
Nathan Conrad: Your life.
Patrick Koster: Absolutely... it's mine.
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Connections

References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Promises
Written by India Arie and Paige Lackey
Performed by India Arie
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent Kidnap Story Worth One Look
6 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Here's another interesting kidnap story. Sean Bean always plays a believable villain and Michael Douglas usually plays roles that keep the audience's attention....so the almost- two hours go by pretty quickly. The whole cast, actually, pretty good with no one person standing out.

The story loses points because the ending goes on too long and has the standard villain-holds-the-gun-and-doesn't shoot-too long cliché which drives critics, me included crazy. That, and a bit too many f-words in here by the female cop (Jennifer Esposito) which simply aren't necessary, and a few other holes all reduce this from a sure 9-star to an "8.....but don't misunderstand: it's worth a look.


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