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Sweet Hostage (1975)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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Sheriff Emmet (as Lee DeBroux) (as Lee Debroux)
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Hank Smathers (as Bill Sterchi)
Roberto Valentino De Leon ...
Juan
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Tom Martinez (as Michael C. Eiland)
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Dry Goods Clerk
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Liquor Store Proprietor
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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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At first, she was too frightened to feel anything but fear. 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

Sheriff Emmet: What's your name?
Leonard Hatch: Me?
Sheriff Emmet: Uh huh.
Leonard Hatch: Roger B. McDivett, sir.
Sheriff Emmet: What's the B stand for?
Leonard Hatch: Bananas.
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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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"They were like strangers on a carousel...the ride must always end"
14 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Martin Sheen gives a rich, rewarding performance in this memorable, underrated television drama. It's rare to find a film simply and honestly built on the budding relationship between just two main characters. Sheen's escaped mental patient and Linda Blair's kidnapped farm girl talk, fight, come to a mutual understanding, and finally become lovers. Sheen spouts poetry to tomboyish Blair, but he grows on her, and she to him. The scenes where they discuss the meaning of words like "symmetry" and "phosphorescence" is charmingly played, and Blair is right in tune with Sheen's reckless, showy abandon. This ABC-TV production, based on Nathaniel Benchley's book "Welcome to Xanadu", is let down a bit by the low budget (as well as by the romantic theme song which plays at the beginning and nearly gives away the plot!), but it has two terrific lead performances and a loose, brisk direction by Lee Philips. "Sweet Hostage" is mighty sweet indeed.


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