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Hostile Takeover (1988)

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A man takes three co-workers hostage while working overtime on Thanksgiving weekend. He has no demands.

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Eugene Brackin
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Larry Gaylord
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Joan Talmage
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Winston Gaddishaw ...
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Helen Beavis ...
Mrs. Hampton
Cindy Girling ...
Mrs. Gaylord
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Cop #1 (as Ken McGregor)
François Klanfer ...
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Rex Hagon ...
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A man takes three co-workers hostage while working overtime on Thanksgiving weekend. He has no demands.

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A Man on the Edge Has Nothing to Lose.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
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10 December 1988 (Italy)  »

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Larry Gaylord: A million people a week work overtime, a billion come in on a day off, and they don't flip out!
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A lost man
22 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the film on cable one day and it still stays with me a little. Sure, everything was under produced, the lighting dark, and the overall acting, story, and dialogue incoherent in many places, and the story has a whole depressing. However, maybe that's how the story was suppose to take place as seen through the eyes of the protagonist, Eugene. Eugene is the typical quiet man in suspenders who finally has enough of his sad, lonely life and takes people three people to be hostage just to be heard by someone who gives a damn. His exact reasons are never explained just alluded to in one scene, but watch how Sally and he begin an honest relationship that ends perhaps as it should. Also note Jayne Eastwood's performance as an older woman with scars of her own. All very strange, but it all fits its own logic.


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