By Any Means (2017)

Director
Leighton Spence

Main cast
Thomas Gipson; Brooke Burfitt; Michelle Money; Jonathan Cheban; Larese King

Genres
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Description
A C-list celebrity gets kidnapped and held hostage after a night-club appearance. When the police interrogate the man she accuses, they question whether she's after justice or a front-page story.


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