Captive Faith. Redemption. Survival.

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2015 | Drama Adaptation

The true story of Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mother and recovering drug addict who was taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive, murderer and accused rapist Brian Nichols (Oyelowo). With her... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, September 18, 2015

On DVD

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Kate Mara
Ashley Smith
David Oyelowo
Brian Nichols
Leonor Varela
Detective Sanchez
Michael K. Williams
Detective John Chestnut
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DIRECTOR

Jerry Jameson

Screenwriter

Brian Bird

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Storyline

The true story of Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mother and recovering drug addict who was taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive, murderer and accused rapist Brian Nichols (Oyelowo). With her back against the wall, Smith turned to the personal spiritual journey of Rick Warren’s best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life in an attempt to survive and help Brian find a better way out.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • The film is based on the book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly.

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