• Publication date: February 3, 2009

Driver�s Seat Even Businessmen Get To Face Their Demons

Actor Peter Liapis spells out an interesting writing/directorial debut in �Capture�, a 1998 psycho-thriller designed to impress. For his main part he chose Italian-Canadian Nick Mancuso, best known as the mysterious martial artist known only as Ray , driving a trademark Corvette Sting Ray in the 80s action series- yes you guessed it- � Stingray � .

Actor Peter Liapis spells out an interesting writing/directorial debut in �Capture�, a 1998 psycho-thriller designed to impress. For his main part he chose Italian-Canadian Nick Mancuso, best known as the mysterious martial artist known only as Ray, driving a trademark Corvette Sting Ray in the 80s action series- yes you guessed it- �Stingray�. Mancuso unleashes a whole spectrum of anguish and fear before viewers in his embodiment of Liapis� character of Holden Downs, a business man riddled with stress.

Holden [Manuso]�s business comes under fire when conscientious environmental groups halt his newest venture and start becoming an active threat to his business plans. He feels his world is falling apart around him at the instance when two small-time car-thieves try to steal his Porsche. The timing couldn�t have been worse.

When the first thief Joey Breed [Michael Mahonen] is busted by Holden, he swings a tire iron to break the kid�s arm. his older brother Robert [Andrew Divoff] gets all fired up on seeing his brother and decides the best way to get back at the feisty businessman and teach him a lesson he will not forget is to nick his pretty car.

He didn�t know that Holden had his brother install a high-tech, radio-controlled security system with bulletproof glass and steel reinforcement in the car- a mistake for which he will pay the price.

Holden veers off reality to allow his paranoid delusions to shape his actions in an extreme yet electrifying performance by Mancuso, sobbing, screaming, and ranting all the way. In the other corner a balanced Divoff acts out his part to mirror Mancuso�s dance.

Rated R for violence and language, �Captured� is a psychodrama unfolding over 92 minutes.