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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

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Gary Yates

Writers:

Charlene Blaine (as Charlene Blaine-Schulenburg), Kim Delgado
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Canning ... Anne Sluti
James Van Der Beek ... Tony Zappa
LeVar Burton ... Mike Timbrook
Diana Reis Diana Reis ... Elaine Sluti
Tom Anniko ... Don Sluti
Brian Edward Roach Brian Edward Roach ... Tom Sluti (as Brian Roach)
Alexandra Castillo ... Agent Reynolds (as Alex Castillo)
Sarah Constible ... Cat
Jacqueline Loewen Jacqueline Loewen ... Paige (as Jacqueline Lowen)
Garth Merkeley ... Gary (as Garth Merkely)
Adriana O'Neil ... Diane
Nancy Drake Nancy Drake ... Mrs. Zappa
Karl Thordarson ... Skeeter
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Agent Carter
Aaron Hughes ... Cop #1
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The true and inspiring survival story of a teen horrifically kidnapped, how she manipulates her deranged captor, leaves clues, stays witty in her own mind to control her fear, engineers then ultimately negotiates her safe rescue after enduring six and a half days of hell. Written by Mark Wolfe

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Based on an inspiring true story of survival See more »

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Trivia

The poem that Tony recites about a half hour into the movie is from 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew' by Robert Service. The poem is from the collection 'The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses' (1907). See more »

Goofs

Dollarama is a Canadian Retailer and Dollarama is shown in the background when she is taken. See more »

Quotes

Tony Zappa: I'm gonna, I'm gonna kill her, and then I'm gonna shoot myself.
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another prodding Lifetime kidnapping movie
18 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Anne Sluti (Sara Canning) is a 17 year old girl in Nebraska who gets kidnapped by a crazy Tony Zappa (James Van Der Beek). LeVar Burton plays police detective Mike Timbrook.

It's a slow moving Lifetime movie. The kidnapping is compelling but the story just drags along for far too long. There isn't enough depth in the story. James Van Der Beek isn't menacing enough. He just doesn't act crazy well. Maybe the investigation shouldn't be half the movie. Maybe if this was a tough character study of Zappa. Maybe it should be just a two person play. Maybe if the production value was more than the standard TV movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Presence of Two Minds See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockport, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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