Is 'Caught' A True Story? The Lifetime Movie Was Inspired By A Headline


Two of Lifetime's favorite topics are kidnappings and unfaithful spouses — and their upcoming movie features both, so it should be a real doozy. When a woman learns that her husband is cheating on her with a teenage girl, she kidnaps the aforementioned teenager as a "prank." Right now you're probably thinking that sounds like a really unwise idea, and you are correct because according to Lifetime's synopsis "it soon spirals out of control." Another interesting tidbit from their website is that Caught is inspired by a true story. Yikes.

Here's the full synopsis from the film's production company, MarVista Entertainment:

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This dark chain of events looks too crazy to be true, but filmmakers claim they indeed got the idea from a news story. When Caught premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, co-executive producer Hannah Pillemer told Daily Dead that a MarVista Entertainment executive, Sharon Bordas, was struck by an article she read:

No further details about this case are available on web-based news outlets, but the idea of infidelity leading to crazy events has certainly been portrayed onscreen before:

Fatal Attraction

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After a successful lawyer has a brief fling with his colleague, he wants to go back to his family and pretend as though it never happened. But, his mistress is not having it and she stalks him and his family — pet bunny included. Fatal Attraction is probably the most iconic film about what can happen when you have an extramarital affair with someone who is, uh, slightly unhinged.

The Other Woman

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When a woman discovers the man she's been dating is actually married, she teams up with his wife to seek revenge. It's not too long before a third woman joins their scheme because (surprise!) it turns out he thought he could get away with having a wife and two girlfriends. The women also forge an unlikely friendship — and, although it has plenty of funny scenes, my favorite thing about The Other Woman is that these romantic rivals choose to support each other rather than fight over a totally undeserving guy.

Perhaps Sabrina, the wife in Caught, should have gone the route of the women in The Other Woman. There's always the possibility that she'll realize her husband is the correct person to blame, but it'll probably be hard for her to bond with Allie after kidnapping and torturing her. But, who knows? Anything can happen in a Lifetime movie.

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