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They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
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They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
Original name: They've Taken Our Children : The Chowchilla Kidnapping
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three young men decide to make easy money by mass kidnapping. After careful preparations, they hijack the school bus and take 26 children and the driver as hostages. However, the bravery and the wit of the old driver could spoil their plan for the perfect crime.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, bus, school, heroes, hostage, crimes, captivity, rescue, escapades, rivalry, confined, small town, crime gone awry, small town life, abduction, child abduction, boy, girl, father son relationship, danger, school bus, hostages, crime
Time: 90s

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
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Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, teenage life, smuggling, captivity, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
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Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, missing person, car chase, rivalry, terrorism, chase, race against time, destiny, missing child, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
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Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, psychopath, contests and competitions, confined, serial killer, stalking, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
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Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, funeral, revenge, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, family problems, couples, custody, parents and children, marriage, vendetta ...
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Place: usa, north carolina
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A Killing Affair (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: mind bending, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: couples, hostage, rivalry, mind game, confined, crimes, isolation, haunted by the past, fall in love, woman in danger, vengeance, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: babies and infants, twins, escapades, confined, heroes, daring rescue, isolation, chief of police, tv news, baby, rescue, child in peril ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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Dusting Cliff 7 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this action adventure, a former hit woman comes out of retirement to rescue her daughter from kidnappers. The child's abductors demand that the ex-killer retrieve a highly classified document. They give the woman 24 hours to succeed. If she ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
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Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, rape, isolation, confined, true crime, crimes, survival ...
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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
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Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: kids
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Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: missing child, missing person, haunted by the past, kidnapping, death in the family, dealing with death, crimes, obsessive quest, society, family problems, child in peril
Time: 80s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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