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Gracia and Martin Burnham with terrorists.

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While on their anniversary trip in Dos Palmas resort Martin and Gracia are taken hostage along with 18 others, by an Islamic extremist group, Abu Sayyaf. For months, they are forced to hike through the jungle with little food. During this time most are freed for ransom or escape, but three are beheaded. The terrorists keep the couple over a year and demand $1 million for their release. During a gun battle with the Philippine army, Martin is killed, but Gracia escapes and reunites with her kids.

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