Breakdown : The acting is what makes the movie.

The acting is what makes the movie.

This could have been C-movie, DTV stuff, but the actors push this into one of the best straightforward thrillers around.

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Only takes a good script and good actors to make a good movie. I thought it was Kurt Russell's best performance and one of my favorite movies.

Y'know, I could eat a peach for hours

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The creepiest scene for me was when the main villain's wife was feeding all of the kidnappers breakfast. It was such an ordinary every day kind of thing, enjoying pancakes. They were all being polite and friendly and sociable and just enjoying a pancake breakfast together. You build these people up in your head to be terrifying monsters and it makes them seem so ordinary.

The same feeling I get when in Nazi movies or Mafia movies when the evil villains just hang out with their family and do every day stuff like the rest of us and during that brief moment they do not at all seem like monsters or despots.

The non chalantness of that scene was very well acted too.

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I agree, they all were great in their roles. JT Walsh I've always loved and it's so disappointing he was taken away from us so soon. Just think we could've had 18 more years of movies with him in it by now and I'm sure many of them would be incredible ones that we'd all remember and talk about forever.

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Absolutely. I loved the scene when Jeff was driving off the directions Billy had given him where his wife was supposedly and he got to the gate that showed the road being closed off and his reaction of "what"?! I loved that because that is the exact same reaction I would have had. I know it isn't much but I love when actors cater to minor little details. It makes the particular scene seem so much more realistic.

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Well said. I agree.

Rest In Peace Roxy 9/2/16
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