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Don't Say a Word

Don't Say a Word

Gary Fleder (2001)

108min
15 Certificate
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Michael Douglas stars in this frenetic thriller as psychiatrist Nathan Conrad, whose comfortable existence is shattered when his young daughter is kidnapped. The ransom for her return is a six-digit number locked in the memory of near-catatonic mental patient Brittany Murphy. Douglas must therefore delve into the girl's damaged psyche, retrieve the number and deliver it to kidnapper Sean Bean - and he has one day to do it. While the premise is faintly ludicrous and some of the plot developments heavily signposted - Nathan's wife (Famke Janssen) is laid up in their apartment with a broken leg - the compelling performances from Douglas and Murphy, and the pacey direction of Gary Fleder (Kiss the Girls) make it an enjoyable ride.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Dr Nathan Conrad Michael Douglas (1)
Patrick B Koster Sean Bean
Elisabeth Burrows Brittany Murphy
Jessie Conrad Skye McCole Bartusiak
Martin J Dolen Guy Torry
Det Sandra Cassidy Jennifer Esposito
Russel Maddox Shawn Doyle
Sydney Simon Victor Argo
Aggie Conrad Famke Janssen
Dr Louis Sachs Oliver Platt
Director Gary Fleder
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 22 Feb 2002

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