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First-time director/screenwriter Antonio Negret details the frightening trend of kidnapping in Columbia with this tense tale of a young photographer who is abducted and held for ransom as his desperate parents scramble to raise the money that could save their child's life. Jose Gutierrez (Roberto Urbina) is a Columbian photographer in his early twenties who had come to America in order to pursue an education. Upon returning to his homeland, Jose is greeted by his good friends Jaime (Andres Toro), Pedro (Roberto Cano), and Luiza (America Ferrera). In the following days, Luiza attempts to show Jose just how much beauty Columbia truly has to offer. Despite the undeniable beauty of the land, however, Columbia holds a hidden danger that many fail to see until it's too late. Unfortunately for Jose, the night he realizes his love for Luiza and his homeland is the very same night that vicious kidnapping ringleader Manuel (Carlos Valencia) decides to strike. Now, realizing that their son's fate relies solely on the speed with which the ransom can be delivered, Jose's parents, Marta (Alejandra Borrero) and Carlos (Tony Plana), hire an American "kidnap and ransom" company led by the experienced John (William Atherton) and his partners Victor (Cameron Daddo) and Charlie (David Sutcliffe) to negotiate with the quick-tempered Manuel. When Marta and Carlos' insurance company denies the claim and John attempts to reason with the increasingly erratic kidnapper, Victor begins to fear that time is running out and rounds up a team of special-ops soldiers to search for Jose by helicopter. With only 90 minutes to go before the deadline is up and Jose is killed, the race is on to either deliver the ransom or confront the kidnappers with force and firepower. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 21, 2008

Cast

Roberto Urbina
as José Gutierrez
David Sutcliffe
as Charlie Bain
Tony Plana
as Carlos Guitierez
William Atherton
as John King
America Ferrera
as Luiza Montero
Cameron Daddo
as Victor Ramis
Alejandra Borrero
as Marta Guitierez
Fernando Solorzano
as Umberto Pompeo
Carlos Valencia
as Manuel

Crew

Antonio Negret
Director
Luiza Ricupero
Producer
Craig Anderson
Producer
Antonio Negret
Screenwriter
John Ealer
Cinematographer
Evan Schiff
Editor
Paulo Carballar
Editor
Luis Carballar
Editor
Jason Sweers
Production Designer
Antonio Negret
Co-producer
Jenny Sandell
Co-producer
Brett Etre
Co-producer
Anel Moreno
Co-producer
Alex Yanev
Executive Producer
Daniel Negret
Executive Producer
Brett Etre
Executive Producer
Justin Goodman
Executive Producer
America Ferrera
Executive Producer
Randy Holleschau
Executive Producer
Joe Dzuban
Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Edelman
Sound/Sound Designer
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