Her goldfish dead, her lover exposed as a rat, Shawn Holloway leaves her bank post and goes to the roof intent on suicide. Before she can leap, she's taken hostage by Charlie Anders, a fleeing bank robber. He and his partners have stolen a million in cash and plan to escape to Venezuela. Shawn agrees to cooperate if Charlie promises to kill her once he's in the clear. Parts of the plan go awry, so Charlie has time to try to pierce her bleak manner and self pity, and she has time for reflection. As night falls, their interlude ends: they're each alone, Charlie facing prison as the police close in, and Shawn staring down at a river from atop a high bridge. Written by
Not every hostage wants to be saved!
Did You Know?
When Shawn first goes out on the roof, she has the same dark lipstick as when she left her apartment. By the third or so scene on the roof, she now has light (or no) lipstick. See more
What's going on is there really some nut on the roof holding a hostage?
Yes ma'am, but don't you worry, we'll get him.
What are you gonna do once you get him are you gonna shoot him?
We'll hopefully he will have the good sense to give himself up before it comes to that.
Well if he had any GOOD sense he wouldn't be robbing a bank in the first place... Don't you think?