Abandon (2002) - Synopsis
Abandon (2002) is a psychological thriller about Katie Burke (Katie Holmes) a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love, Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) two years prior.
Struggling to pull his life back together, newly sober Detective Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt) is called in to investigate and uncovers some disconcerting facts concerning Embry's mysterious disappearance. As Katie tries to come to terms with her deep-rooted fear of abandonment, Katie must choose between past passions and new possibilities as Handler teeters on the edge of a fragile sobriety.
Both are weakened by the past; each becomes increasingly dependent on the other's strength as they decide their futures. Based upon the book "Adam's Fall" by Sean Desmond, Oscar® winner Stephen Gaghan writes and directs while Katie Holmes (Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)) and Benjamin Bratt (Next Best Thing, The (2000)) star.