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Hostage for a Day (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 25 April 1994
Warren Kooey is a man who's tired of his current life; a witch of a wife, a boss who complains about everything he does and looses his lifesavings (stolen by the wife). He has only one ... See full summary »

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Warren Kooey
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V.D. Regan
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Elizabeth Kooey
Pj Torokvei ...
Ronny
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Jackie
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Lt. Sneed
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Hondo
John Hemphill
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Diane St. Clair
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Ramon
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T.V. Anchor Paul
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Monica Etheridge
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Warren Kooey is a man who's tired of his current life; a witch of a wife, a boss who complains about everything he does and looses his lifesavings (stolen by the wife). He has only one thing on his mind: Alaska... Written by Andreas Magnusson <am@wineasy.se>

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If you thought you'd get John Candy...think again
20 December 1998 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Why on earth John Candy let himself be associated with this loser of a picture is beyond me. The plot is simple and it is rife with possibilities for great humour but it doesn't take advantage of them. George Wendt is not the greatest actor that ever hit the screen but his years at Cheers should have taught him how to create a laugh...apparently they did not. He is so un-funny at times it hurts. I wanted to get up and deliver the line the way it could have been but...well. At any rate if you're looking for a good sit-down to watch a good comedy and maybe have a beer...don't drink the beer too fast, I suspect you'll be on your way out to the store for another movie and you shouldn't drive intoxicated!


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