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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj. Sam Striker
Laura Lawrence
Col. Tim Shaw
Nicole Newman
Robert Whitehead ...
Harry Stone
Billy Second ...
Ian Steadman ...
Iain Winter ...
John Sloan - Pilot
Robert K. Brown ...
John Donovan ...
Michael Brunner ...
John Bloom
Pamela Perry ...
Edna Bloom
At Botha ...
Marcel van Heerden ...
Claire Marshall ...
Sister Eugenia


The leader of a South African Nation is imprisoned. His followers, led by Zabo, hijack a plane with the intent to use the passengers as hostages to trade for his release. They select a plane carrying a religious leader to use as their main hostage. They soon learn that they have an added bonus of the daughter and grandson of Colonel Shaw, a bigwig in the country. The grandson all the while has to cope with the dual problems of being hijacked and held hostage while needing a kidney transplant. The hijackers have everything in their favor, except that the colonel's daughter is the sweetheart of Major Sam Striker. Striker puts together a band of mercenaries and sets about freeing the hostages. Written by Tophee

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SOF Magazine's own Col. Brown and John Donovan star!
28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only movie where Soldier of Fortune Magazine's very own Col. Robert K. Brown and "Boom-Boom" John Donovan appeared. This is truly a collector video - Brown's and Donovan's performance is over the top. The ditty that "Boom-Boom" sings as he and Brown make improvised explosive devices is a memorable tune. The two of them come off as "Solider's For Hire" with a love for killing commies in the jungles of Africa.

The Colonel is priceless as he parody himself as he was when he was active military. The tough talking and tougher fighting Brown pulls out all the stops to up-stage Wings Houser. "Boom-Boom" Donovan is a big Teddy Bear who gets great satisfaction tossing explosive oranges at the enemy combatants.

Karen Black, Kevin McCarthy and Wings Hauser star as pawns in a game of international terrorism in the explosive, action-packed thriller HOSTAGE. Seeking to free religious zealot Zobruto, ruthless Arab Terrorists hijack a planeload of prominent passengers including the daughter and grandson of Pentagon Chief Colonel Shaw (McCarthy), a soft-porn movie star (Black), and a mystical spiritual leader. After killing the co-pilot and a young woman, the terrorists state their ultimatums. If their demands are not met within 48 hours, one passenger will be killed every hour, starting with Shaw's grandson, their key hostage. After failing to get government help, Colonel Shaw sends in top-notch military commando Major Striker (Hauser) to free the prisoners. In a fiery confrontation, the passengers fight for their lives amidst a barrage of gunfire to free themselves from being held HOSTAGE

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