Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

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Pia Postman
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Frank McGrath
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Dr. Christine Winter
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Marge Fong
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Tony Grenaldi
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Hank Wilson
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Captain Tanner
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JoAnn McGrath
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Lt. Clay Maloney
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Sally McGrath
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Man in Yellow Shirt
Karen Hensel
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Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

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Pretty decent
2 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

NO SPOILERS HERE! I watched this film because it stars two of the most underrated actor/actresses in the business. David Morse and Marg Helgenberger are both in this film. I really like both of them and wish they'd hit the big time! The basic story is that a man, played by Morse, blames a talk show host, played by Helgenberger, for his daughter's death. I can't help but recall the Jenny Jones talk show incident of a few years ago and wonder how much of an influence it was on this story. Anyhow, Morse's character takes Helgenberger's character, along with the studio audience and the entire production crew, as hostages to extract his revenge. The acting is pretty good across the board and the story is written well enough to keep the viewer's interest. The story is told from both sides of the issue, with the Police one step behind Morse and gaining fast. Will they save the Damsel in Distress? Sorry, as I said, NO SPOILERS!


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