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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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Hank Smathers (as Bill Sterchi)
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Tom Martinez (as Michael C. Eiland)
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Dry Goods Clerk
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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

Hospital Attendant: Oh, Excuse me, Mr. Kahn, Luncheon is served
Leonard Hatch: In Xanadu did I, a stately pleasure dome did decree. And there, from force of habit, I only dine with royalty.
Hospital Attendant: Your Majesty, your knights await.
Leonard Hatch: And my days, as well.
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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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