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Captive State [2019] (1 disc)

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Director:Rupert Wyatt
Writer:Erica Beeney
Rupert Wyatt
Composer:Rob Simonsen
Length:109 minutes
(1 hour 49 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Thriller
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:44%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
  • CG
  • Suspense / Horror
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Synopsis: Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.


Reaction: Surprisingly effective. I didn't hav many expectations going in and I found it quite gripping right up to the end.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Rupert Wyatt => Director / Writer
Erica Beeney => Writer
Rob Simonsen => Composer
Alan Ruck => Charles Rittenhouse
Ashton Sanders => Gabriel Drummond
Ben Daniels => Daniel
Carey Jones => Lead Hunter (uncredited)
D.B. Sweeney => Levitt
Danny Goldring => Prison Guard
Ilyssa Fradin => Human Translator
James Ransone => Patrick Ellison
John Brady => Man with Microphone
John Goodman => William Mulligan
Jonathan Majors => Rafe Drummond
Kevin Dunn => Commissioner Eugene Igoe
Kevin J. O'Connor => Kermode
Machine Gun Kelly => Jurgis
Madeline Brewer => Rula
Shannon Cochran => Kathy Mulligan
Vera Farmiga => Jane Doe

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Machine Gun Kelly sustained a hairline fracture of the sternum on set toward the end of filming, reportedly from repeat punches to the chest from an unnamed person playing a police officer. The actor claimed that when he complained to a crew member about the incident, he was told to "suck it up".
  • In one of the early shots of the Chicago skyline the Ryugyong Hotel was added. The Ryugyong Hotel isn't in Chicago, it's in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was started in 1987 and still sits unfinished. It's in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest unused building.
  • Machine Gun Kelly sustained a chest injury on set of this film. Doctors requested he take a month off from touring. Despite this, he only postponed 3 shows and continued on his tour for the release of his new album; Bloom.
  • [?] David J Height, who played the Master of Ceremony, during filming played various sections of the crowd in Soldier Field against one another to see which section could cheer the loudest.