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Sweet Hostage (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  10 October 1975 (USA)
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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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Mrs. Withers
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Sheriff Emmet (as Lee DeBroux) (as Lee Debroux)
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Mr. Withers
Dehl Berti ...
Harry Fox
Al Hopson ...
Mr. Smathers
William Sterchi ...
Hank Smathers (as Bill Sterchi)
Roberto Valentino De Leon ...
Juan
Michael Eiland ...
Tom Martinez (as Michael C. Eiland)
Mary Michael Carnes ...
Dry Goods Clerk
Don Hann ...
Liquor Store Proprietor
Ross Elder ...
Hospital Attendant
Chris Williams ...
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Storyline

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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Was it a kidnapping.... or a rescue? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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10 October 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...Glykeia mou, aihmaloti  »

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Trivia

Linda Blair accepted the role hoping the producers would cast then-boyfriend Rick Springfield to star alongside her; after Martin Sheen was cast, Blair admits to "falling madly in love with him", although no real-life affair ensued. See more »

Goofs

When Leonard leaves the cabin to go into to town to do the shopping, he leaves the shopping list on the table. Later, in the store, he is seen reading from the list. See more »

Quotes

Harry Fox: Live long and prosper!
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Connections

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 Film Ever
13 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I First Watched This film when i was 17 and it was the most moving film i had ever watched it was so good both Linda Blair and Martin Sheen were fantastic in this movie i have tried to purchase this film for years and was told it had been withdrawn from British shops My boyfriend decided to search the net and found a copy from USA for $150 and decided to purchase for me for Xmas last year and again when i watched it it made me laugh and cry it is still the best and was worth the money all my friends agree and even my boyfriend agreed what a good film it is all i can say is if you haven't seen it try and get it cause i am sure you will love it as much as me.....


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