Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie Holmes as a college student whose boyfriend (Charlie Hunnam) disappeared two years previously. Despite being set at an American university, much of the movie was filmed in Canada at McGill University's McConnell Hall.
It is based on the book Adams Fall by Sean Desmond. Incidentally, the book was re-titled Abandon for the movie tie-in paperback printing.
The film co-stars Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Whitmere, with Benjamin Bratt playing the detective investigating the boyfriend's disappearance. It received generally negative reviews, with Variety magazine dismissing it as "a tricked-up Fatal Attraction wannabe". Coincidentally, Fatal Attraction was also released by Paramount.
The movie starts off with Katie Burke (Katie Holmes) sitting on some stairs. Her friend Sam (Zooey Deschenal) goes with her for a walk. Katie is going to...