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Sweet Hostage (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 10 October 1975
An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Hank Smathers (as Bill Sterchi)
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An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

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He captured a girl... but unleashed a woman. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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10 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Welcome to Xanadu  »

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Originally featured as part of ABC's "Friday Night Movie" series. See more »

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Overhead view of Leonard Hatch on highway escape hospital claims '35 years old', later, when the Sheriff gets fax info, states '31 years old' See more »

Quotes

Harry Fox: Live long and prosper!
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References To Tell the Truth (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers on a Carousel
Music by George Barrie ASCAP
Lyrics by Bob Larimer ASCAP
Sung by Stephen Schwartz (as Steven Michael Schwartz)
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Best Blair/Sheen movie ever!
25 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing movie for its time and you can really see the talent of Linda Blair and Martin Sheen in this film. It's about a man who escapes from an asylum and kidnaps a teenage girl. The two of them fall in love, but sadly their love is doomed. It's a story that really stays with you for years. It's well worth watching.


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