Cleveland Abduction (2015)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 52

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AKA:
Directed by: Alex Kalymnios
Starring: Taryn Manning (Michelle Knight), Raymond Cruz (Ariel Castro), Samantha Droke (Amanda Berry), Katie Sarife (Gina DeJesus), Sloane Coombs (Jocelyn Berry), Pam Grier (Carla), Joe Morton(Agent Solano)
Country: USA, Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:27:20
Genres: Based on a True Story, Captivity-Kidnapping, Sexual-Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Ariel Castro case.

Michelle is a 21-year-old single-mom who’s trying to make sure her son doesn’t end up in foster care. On her way to court, her friend’s dad offers her a ride and Michelle spends the next decade locked up in his suburban home.

For a TV movie, Cleveland Abduction surprisingly holds strong while taking on its subject matter. The choice of a 37-year-old actress to play a 21-year-old is initially jarring, but to Taryn Manning’s credit, she does put herself through some physically challenging and harsh moments. The real Ariel Castro claimed to have never planned the kidnappings and just went along with his seemingly crude plans, hoping to stretch his luck as far as it would go. And that’s probably why he set up fake escape opportunities early on, because he thought his luck would bail on him and a real slipup would happen – by beating fear into his victims, they wouldn’t even bother trying.

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Lavender Jones
Lavender Jones
July 21, 2023 11:30 pm

mate the fact she wasnt allowed to even see her kid is acc fucking horrible

sourkraut
sourkraut
December 11, 2021 10:52 am

wow this guy hung himself a month into his sentence…. got off way too easy

Karen
Karen
September 27, 2021 4:48 am

I never thought I would see a lifetime movie here.

based white dude
based white dude
September 27, 2021 2:36 am

An actual good movie on effedup? Wow.

Hahahahah
Hahahahah
September 26, 2021 5:09 pm

I loved this movie sad but the best ending. She an amazing actress.

Tuco
Tuco
September 24, 2021 10:24 am

Tight, tight, tight!!

Dee
Dee
September 23, 2021 11:09 pm

Could have been good if they casted a better actress for the main character

Candida
Candida
September 23, 2021 6:28 am

This movie broke my heart an made me cry so hard. I am so proud o f then 3 girls!!!

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
September 21, 2021 7:28 pm

And the caretaker of Michelle was soo sweet with her

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
September 21, 2021 7:19 pm

I cried so much. What a sad story

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September 21, 2021 1:51 pm

why would a laundromat care about whether you graduated highschool or not? that’s ridiculously asinine.