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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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Lt. Sneed
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Hondo
John Hemphill
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Diane St. Clair
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Ramon
Rick Bennett ...
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T.V. Anchor Paul
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Monica Etheridge
Jack Duffy ...
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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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Lieber Alaska als diese Frau  »

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One of the best movies of our time!!!

George Wendt is so convincing in his role as hostage. He makes it so believable! You end up getting caught up in the movie, and it seems like hours are actually minutes. Role after role, his movies get better an better. They turn such a simple plot into so much more. John Candy and George wendt should have always done movies together. This dynamic duel seems Unstoppable! I am very suprised to find that it wasn't an instant success. If not watch it for its hillarious plot, than rent it for Wendt's brilliant preformance. As scary as it is intelligent, as funny as it is touching, Hostage For a Day is a prime example of the way cinema should be: excellent telling of complete stories.


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