MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,789 this week

Hostile Takeover (1988)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 117 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel) (as Michael A. Gilbert) ,
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 5843 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 58 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4400 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 562 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hostile Takeover" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hostile Takeover (1988)

Hostile Takeover (1988) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hostile Takeover.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

It's a summer of fun for two teenaged boys who spend their time chasing two sisters, annoying a biker gang, and basically getting into typical sophomoric hijinks whenever they can.

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Michael Zelniker, Carl Marotte, Karen Stephen
The Vagrant (1992)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

Director: Chris Walas
Stars: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell
The Psychic (1991)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A serial killer is terrorizing a small college town. When a student begins to have psychic visions of the killer with clues as to who he is, he gives this information to the police - only ... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Zach Galligan, Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Nouri
Watchers (1988)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Based on a novel by Dean Koontz. A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Hess
Stars: Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Christopher Cary
Tokyo Cowboy (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

No Ogawa, a young Japanese man, loves American western movies. What little English he does know he learned from these movies. When he is fired from his latest job at a fast food restaurant,... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Garneau
Stars: Anna Ferguson, Sharon Heath, Christianne Hirt
L'homme idéal I (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On her 35th birthday, Lucie realizes there is something missing in her life: a baby. But nature requires a male partner to conceive life. So she bets with her friends that she can find Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Marie-Lise Pilote, Roy Dupuis, Macha Grenon
Straight Line (1990)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Mr. T, Alexandra Amini, Sean Roberge
The Surrogate (1984)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Frank and Lee have marital problems: he's been impotent for 18 months, she alternates between sympathy and criticism. His temper gets the best of him, so he's seeing a psychotherapist who ... See full summary »

Director: Don Carmody
Stars: Art Hindle, Carole Laure, Shannon Tweed
Horror | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Pascale Bussières, Jessica Barker, Rémy Girard
Chaindance (1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a part of a special government reform program, inmate J.T. Blake has to take care of Johnny Reynolds who has cerebral palsy. In the meantime, another inmate wants to take care of J.T. Blake forever.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Scott Andersen, R. Nelson Brown, Norman Browning
Relative Fear (1994)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Just why are people surrounding Adam Pratman dropping down dead? Is this five year old really a murderous sociopath?

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Darlanne Fluegel, Martin Neufeld, James Brolin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Eugene Brackin
...
Larry Gaylord
...
Sally
...
Joan Talmage
...
Smolen
Graeme Campbell ...
Hollis
...
Garlas
...
Mayor
Patrick Patterson ...
Security Guard
Winston Gaddishaw ...
Marksman
Helen Beavis ...
Mrs. Hampton
Cindy Girling ...
Mrs. Gaylord
...
Cop #1 (as Ken McGregor)
François Klanfer ...
NY Boss
Rex Hagon ...
V.P. of Felton
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Man on the Edge Has Nothing to Lose.

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1988 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Devastator  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Larry Gaylord: A million people a week work overtime, a billion come in on a day off, and they don't flip out!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Hit Man, Assistant to Producer: George "I'm Going to Get Mean" Vuko See more »

Connections

References RoboCop (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hostile Takeover (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?