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A 2011 thriller about a husband and wife held for ransom during a home-invasion robbery. Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) is a fast-talking diamond dealer, married Sarah, a bored housewife (Nicole Kidman). Joel Schumacher directed, in what would prove to be his final feature film before his death.

After premiering at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it enjoyed a limited theatrical release the next month, followed by the DVD and Blu-ray release a few weeks later—almost, but not quite, Direct to Video.


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Trespass provides examples of:

  • Blind Without 'Em: We see Kyle's blurry view as he scrambles for his glasses.
  • Borrowed Biometric Bypass: One of the robbers' threats if Kyle doesn't cooperate.
  • Break the Fake: Kyle reveals that Sarah's "diamond" necklace is a fake, and that he sold the original.
  • Dropped Glasses: We see Kyle's blurry view as he scrambles for his glasses.
  • Flashback: Several, revealing various events leading up to the robbery.
  • Impersonating an Officer: The robbers originally gain entry by masquerading as police.
  • Mexican Standoff: Several, including one where Sarah holds one robber hostage with a drug-filled syringe, gaining her daughter's escape in exchange for Kyle opening the safe.
  • Organ Theft: One of the robbers' threats if Kyle doesn't cooperate.
  • Switching P.O.V.: First Jonah, then Sarah
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  • Take Me Instead: Kyle offers his own kidney (instead of his daughter's).
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Discussed. Kyle refuses to cooperate, because he is afraid the robbers will kill them once he does.

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