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The Clearing

Rating:R (for brief strong language)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:July 2, 2004
Running time:91 minutes
Cast:Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Alessandro Nivola, Melissa Sagemiller
Director:Pieter Jan Brugge
Producer:Palmer West, Jonah Smith, Daniel Iron, Niv Fichman, Pieter Jan Brugge
Writer:Justin Haythe
Distributor:Fox Searchlight Pictures

Description: Wayne and Eileen Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack, and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI Agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.

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