Synopsis: What appears to be a random kidnapping becomes something more sinister when Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins discovers he's being used as a pawn in a terrorist plot. Watching the clock tick down to an unknown catastrophe, Jeremy is forced by his captors to listen to the outside world on the brink of collapse, knowing that the only way to save the people he loves is to divulge a secret that he has sworn to protect.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Gabe Torres
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min



- Uh!

What is this?

Oh, come on.


Oh, Jesus. Morgan!


Please, man.

You're taking this too far,


You're making it worse.

I have your money!

What do you think

I'm doing in New York?

I-I swear to you I came here

to settle up with you.


Please, man, just talk to me.

Can you hear me?


All right, just calm down

and just breathe.


- Help, please.

Is anybody there?

Please help me.

Is anybody out there?

Somebody, anybody.

- I can hear you.

Can you hear me?

- What the hell is this?

I'm trapped.

I can't move.

I don't know who's doing this,


I don't know who you are.

Look, if anybody can hear me,

I don't know

how long I've been here

or where I am.

I just want to get out.

- Something's here.

Hold on.

- I didn't do anything!

Help me, please!

Let me out of here!

Let me out of here!

Please, somebody,

anybody, please.

- Hello, can you hear me?

- Yes!

Yes, yes, I can hear you.

I can-

- Who is this?

- Who are you?

I mean, why are you doing this

to me?

What do you want?

I haven't-

- All right, take it easy.

Tell me your name.

- Henry.

Henry Shaw.

Who the hell is this?

- Okay, Henry.

You have any idea where you are?

- No, I have no idea.

It's dark.

I can't see a thing.

I can't sit up.

There's barely enough room

to move around.

I can't breathe, okay?

I'm having trouble breathing.

And I hurt my hand

trying to get out.

I think I might have broken it.

- Are the walls smooth?

- Yeah, they're slick

like glass, okay?

And there are these numbers.

Please stop asking me

all these questions.

Just let me out of-

- Are they counting down?

- Yes, they're counting down.

What does it mean?

Am I gonna die?

- Just-

- Is this some kind of a-

- Stop.

Just read me your numbers.

- Okay, fine, fine.

22, 2:21, 2:20.

Oh, Jesus Christ, is this it?

You gotta get me out of here!

- I wish I could, pal.

Looks like me and you

are in the same boat.

- What?

You're trapped too?

What-what is this?

- Pitch black.

Tight space, numbers, yeah.

- We're gonna die, aren't we?

'Cause the numbers

are still going down.

- Don't think about that now,

all right?

You need to try and relax.

I'm gonna get you out of there.

- Relax?

What, are you kidding me?

You're trapped too.

How the hell

are you gonna help me?

- I need information

to help us both.

Talk to me, Henry.

Are you a gambler?

- Um, I don't know.

Yeah, a little sometimes,

maybe Atlantic City.

I play some keno.

What does that have to do

with anything?

- Keno, huh?

At least lose your shirt

on a real man's game, Jesus.

- Oh, okay, I'm sorry.

What's a real man's game?

- Cards, Henry.

A real man screws up

playing cards.

- And that's what you think

this is about?

A gambling debt?

Listen, I don't know

what kind of trouble you're in,

but I don't owe anyone

anything, okay?

- Do you Know a man

named Dietrich Morgan?

- Who?

No, no, no, look.

I'm done playing 20 Questions.

We're running out of time here.

This is bullsh-

- Come on, man, the name.

Dietrich Morgan.

You ever heard that name before?

Just think hard, okay?

This is important.

- No, no, no, no, no, no.

I don't know anyone

by that name.

I'm positive.

Listen, you've got to figure

this out, okay?

I don't know how much longer

I can last in here.

Do you hear me?

- Just try and relax, Henry.

This radio's old, man.

It's ancient.

This frequency

can't travel very far.

We've got to be close together.

- okay.

Okay, so then

why is this happening?

- Shh.

Hold on.

I think I hear something.

- What is it?

What do you hear?

- Shut up!


Help, somebody!

Anybody, if you can hear me,

I'm trapped!


I'm going to figure this out.


- Okay, good.

Let's go.

- Oh, sh*t.

What the f...

Oh, what the...


Henry, what's going on in there?

- I'm moving.

What the hell?

- Are you in the trunk

of a car?

'Cause I am.

- Yeah, yeah, I think so.

I'm in a car too.

Oh, man,

this can't be happening.

Please, this can't be-

- Listen to me, okay?

You remember anything?

You remember anything

about where you were

before you woke up?

- I was in New York, Manhattan.

I was at the Clarion Hotel

on Park Avenue.

Is that where you were?

Were-were you in New York?

- I can't tell you that

right now.

Okay, whoever's doing this to me

wants us communicating.

I gotta watch what I say,

and I can't explain it to you.

But I need to know

what you were doing in New York.

- It was a business trip.

- Okay, that's great.

I get that.

What kind of business?

Are you a broker, real estate,


- Just business.

- All right,

stop stonewalling me, man.

We're on the same team here.


- Okay, listen, I work

for the State Department.

I'm a foreign service officer

assigned to the NSC

in the White House ops center.

- F***. Henry-

Ah, f***.

Slow it down, a**hole!


Henry, are you stopped?

- Yes.

- Okay, turn the radio off

for ten seconds.

Yell as loud as you can.

I want to see if I can hear you.

- That's a good idea.

Okay, here goes.

- Come on.

Did you yell?

- Yeah.

You didn't hear me?

Did you hear me?


Oh, my God!

Oh, my God, what is this?

Lights just turned on.

It's a box.

I'm in a goddamn plastic box!

It's so bright.

I can see wires and tubes.

There's no way out of here.

What is this?

- Somebody f***ing with us,

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