Neil (Gerard Butler) and Abby Randall (Maria Bello) have the perfect life and a perfect marriage. With their beautiful young daughter, Sophie (Emma Karwandy), they are living the American dream.  When Sophie is suddenly kidnapped, they have no choice but to comply with the abductors demands. The kidnapper - Tom Ryan (Pierce Brosnan), a cold and calculating sociopath takes over their lives with the brutal efficiency of someone who has nothing to lose.