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Hostages (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 February 1993 (USA)
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Fictionalized account of British, Irish, and American hostages taken in Lebanon in late 1980's. Dark and brutal story of Terry Anderson and his fellow hostages and how their families held ... See full summary »

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Brian Keenan
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Frank Reed
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Fictionalized account of British, Irish, and American hostages taken in Lebanon in late 1980's. Dark and brutal story of Terry Anderson and his fellow hostages and how their families held out under the stress. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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A solid docudrama which does not pander.
24 June 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Hostages", a docudrama about five Western civilians (including Terry Anderson, the longest held captive at seven years) taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980's, does not wallow in pity, angst, and woe and resists the temptation to become an action flick or take sides against Islamic militants. Rather, the film does a good job of telling the story of men bound together in captivity by the need for human interaction while their families fight futile battles with government officials at home. Good for a made-for-tv flick, "Hostages" includes real file footage which speaks volumes and offers good commentary on the plight of hostages, their needs and those of their families. Should be of special interest to those who followed the news story in real time.


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