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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 ... See full summary »

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not every hostage wants to be saved!

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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As Shawn and Charlie are escaping, Shawn turns the wheel to the left, as the car is turning right. See more »

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Shawn Holloway: What's going on is there really some nut on the roof holding a hostage?
Elevator Cop: Yes ma'am, but don't you worry, we'll get him.
Shawn Holloway: What are you gonna do once you get him are you gonna shoot him?
Elevator Cop: We'll hopefully he will have the good sense to give himself up before it comes to that.
Shawn Holloway: Well if he had any GOOD sense he wouldn't be robbing a bank in the first place... Don't you think?
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well directed piece
13 December 2002 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

This was clearly a work that was low budget and yes perhaps a little rushed

  • but I get a bit annoyed at reviewers here who whinge on about script


development for a film that clearly had a hard time getting any kind of funding at all. Script development is hard to get in even the biggest budgeted films just look at Lord of the Rings if you want to see underdeveloped characters but strangely not to many people shooting that down.

That said this is a nice, gentle film about a bank robbery that is not trying to be Reservoir Dogs or Lock Stock, and I don't think it is so much underdeveloped as less violent. The writer and director have stuck to their own vision and have produced something that they should be proud of for a first feature.

The performances are good and the script and directorial choices are clever and interesting without trying to scream at the audience "Look at me I'm an Auteur"

Certainly worth a look and a good video movie for females who are tired of seeing the male dominated violent heist films.


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