Captive Movie

Faith. Redemption. Survival.

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Who's Involved:

Brian Bird, Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Michael K. Williams, Leonor Varela, Jerry Jameson

Release Date:

Friday, September 18, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Crew: Who's making Captive

A look at the Captive behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Brian Bird last wrote The Case for Christ and The Ultimate Life.


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Production: What we know about Captive

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

On or about March 17, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

Captive Release Date: When was it released?

Captive was released in 2015 on Friday, September 18, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Black Mass, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Some Kind of Hate.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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