Top 11 Prisoners Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Prisoners facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Prisoners film message.

This shot foreshadows the kidnapper of Anna and Joy.
This shot foreshadows the kidnapper of Anna and Joy.
At the end of Prisoners (2013) when Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) visits the crime scene you can hear Radiohead's song "Codex" in a distance playing from a radio. This is a nod to the uncertain fate of Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman). And just like the movie this particular song ends abruptly.
At the end of Prisoners (2013) when Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) visits the crime scene you can hear Radiohead's song "Codex" in a distance playing from a radio. This is a nod to the uncertain fate of Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman). And just like the movie this particular song ends abruptly.

Prisoners Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The fictitious book 'Finding the Inivisible Man' is written by supposed ex-FBI agent, Paul D. Kelly, which is actually the name art director for the movie.
    The fictitious book 'Finding the Inivisible Man' is written by supposed ex-FBI agent, Paul D. Kelly, which is actually the name art director for the movie.
  • 1 - Det. Loki, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, hesitates over this creepy rabbit in the book of mazes - a callback to Frank the Rabbit, who haunts his character in Donnie Darko
    Det. Loki, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, hesitates over this creepy rabbit in the book of mazes - a callback to Frank the Rabbit, who haunts his character in Donnie Darko
  • 1 - Paul Dano's character is named Alex Jones. In the beginning of the movie, Jake Gyllenhaal's character says "Alex Jones, unfortunately, has an IQ of a 10-year-old." IRL, there is an Alex Jones who is a conspiracy theorist and thought by many to have an IQ of a 10-year-old.
    Paul Dano's character is named Alex Jones. In the beginning of the movie, Jake Gyllenhaal's character says "Alex Jones, unfortunately, has an IQ of a 10-year-old." IRL, there is an Alex Jones who is a conspiracy theorist and thought by many to have an IQ of a 10-year-old.

Prisoners Hidden Details

1 - " Hugh Jackman's character is so consumed by his interrogation that he doesn't realize he's put on his watch inside out.
" Hugh Jackman's character is so consumed by his interrogation that he doesn't realize he's put on his watch inside out.

Keller has his wristwatch on upside down so he doesn't know how long it's been since his daughter disappeared.

1 - When Detective Loki finds Alex's toy trailer, he pushes it along his desk, landing right in front of his Aunt. This foreshadows what actually ends up happening. He just wanted to play with the girls in his trailer and brought them to his aunts house.
When Detective Loki finds Alex's toy trailer, he pushes it along his desk, landing right in front of his Aunt. This foreshadows what actually ends up happening. He just wanted to play with the girls in his trailer and brought them to his aunts house.
1 - Detective Loki pushes the toy van and it stops at the aunt, foreshadowing who the kidnapper is.
Detective Loki pushes the toy van and it stops at the aunt, foreshadowing who the kidnapper is.
1 - . A film ahead of its time.
. A film ahead of its time.
Prisoners poster
Prisoners poster

Prisoners Plot

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Prisoners. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Denis Villeneuve
Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello
IMDB score 8.1