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The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide. | Add synopsis »
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Sunday Shorts: ‘Hostage’, directed by John Woo and starring Clive Owen
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  (in credits order)

Clive Owen ... The Driver

Maury Chaykin ... The Kidnapper

Kathryn Morris ... Linda Delacroix (The Hostage)

Darius McCrary ... FBI Commander

Gerry Becker ... Doctor

James MacDonald ... SWAT Team Commander
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... SWAT Team Member (as Rock Galotti)
Lyon Reese ... FBI Technician (as Jolyon Reese)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gina Briganti ... Town Member
Christopher Gilbertson ... SWAT Team Member
Shannon Holzer ... SWAT Team Member

James D. Dever ... SWAT Team member (uncredited)

Directed by
John Woo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Carter 
Greg Hahn 
Vincent Ngo 

Produced by
Arthur Anderson .... co-producer
Jules Daly .... executive producer
Brian DiLorenzo .... co-executive producer
Tony McGarry .... producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Tony Scott .... executive producer
Philip Steuer .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Jablonsky 
Cinematography by
Jeffrey L. Kimball  (as Jeffrey Kimball)
Film Editing by
Jeff Gullo 
Angus Wall 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
Production Design by
Deborah Evans 
Art Direction by
Adam Lustig 
Costume Design by
Kim Bowen 
Makeup Department
Daniel Erdman .... key hair stylist
Gina Monaci .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Marjie Abrahams .... executive in charge of production
Rebecca Donaghe .... second assistant production supervisor
Jen Wall .... production supervisor
Adam Zimmerman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Anderson .... first assistant director
Thomas Coe .... second second assistant director
Jamie Marshall .... second assistant director
Art Department
Shane Buckallew .... plaster gang boss
Raymond Dumas .... storyboard artist (as Rusty Dumas)
Sebastian Ize .... leadman
Chris Langevin .... assistant property master
Don Miloyevich .... property master
Phoebe Neil .... set director
Jennifer Ritchey .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
James Berek .... epk sound mixer
Bryan Bowen .... sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... adr supervisor (as Paul Carden)
Tom Caton .... boom operator
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Fluhr)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound (as Richard Goodman)
Randy Kelley .... sound editor (as Randy Kelly)
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Minkler)
Kelly Oxford .... dialogue editor
Alan Rankin .... senior sound designer
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... supervising sound editor (as Mark Stoeckinger)
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Dave Lockwood .... compositor: Creo Collective
Keith Adams .... stunt driver
Rick Avery .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt driver (as Cory Eubanks)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti .... stunts (as Rock Galotti)
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt driver
Randy Hall .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunt driver
Denney Pierce .... stunts
John Rocker .... stunts
John Rottger .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunt driver (as John Clay-Scott)
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator
Greg Tash .... stunts
Jose L. Vasquez .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt driver
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Alan Wyatt Jr.)
Eddie Yansick .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... key grip (as Mike Anderson)
Audie Aragon .... dolly grip
Luciano Blotta .... assistant video assist operator
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Malcolm Doran II .... best boy grip
Ian Fox .... camera operator
Ian Fox .... underwater camera operator
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera (as Bob Heine)
Jeb Johemming .... vtr
Shawn Landes .... second assistant camera
Peter Lee .... first assistant camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Frank Mathews .... best boy electric
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator (as Leo Napolitano)
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (as Kenny Nashino)
Jim Rose .... chief rigging electrician
Paul Tilden .... camera loader
Johnny Walker .... first assistant camera (as John Walker)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Dale White .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lynda Wu .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Idell James .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate editor
Ray Boniker .... first assistant editor
Clark Campbell .... assistant editor
Tony Chiu .... apprentice editor
Beth Dewey .... digital intermediate producer
Thatcher Peterson .... digital color producer
Bob Wendt .... post-production supervisor
Location Management
Michael J. Griffin .... location manager (as Michael Griffin)
Chris Gutierrez .... location scout
Jack Robinson .... assistant location manager
Other crew
Scott Acito .... production assistant
Lola Belsito .... project coordinator
Bruce Bildsten .... creative consultant
Deon Boyce .... production assistant
David Carter .... creative consultant
Fred Childress .... production assistant
Casey B. Collins .... assistant: Mr. Woo (as Casey Collins)
James D. Dever .... technical advisor: SWAT (as Jim Dever)
Nelson Drake .... production assistant (as Nelson H. Drake)
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... set production assistant
Kevin Flatt .... creative consultant
Adam Galindo .... production assistant
Jake Goldberger .... production assistant
Ryan M. Graham .... production assistant
Demetrius Griffin .... production assistant
Greg Hahn .... creative consultant
Michael Hall .... production assistant
Brendon Halverson .... production assistant
Michael Hawk .... production assistant
Jason Hoodak .... production assistant
Zac Jackson .... production assistant
Daniel Kalette .... production assistant
Susie Karlein .... production assistant
Matti Kluttz .... production assistant
David Lubars .... creative consultant
Fred Mason .... production assistant
Heather Mathews .... project coordinator
Alain Matz .... production assistant
John Mayer .... production assistant
Jim McClelland .... production assistant
Christopher Miller .... production assistant
Tom Moran .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Brittany Philion .... assistant: Mr. Woo
Juan Antonio Pineda .... production assistant
Michael Rangel .... production assistant
Tom Riddle .... title design
Brendon Robbins .... production assistant
Mikul Robins .... production assistant
Yamit Shimonovitz .... production assistant
Mark Sitley .... creative consultant
Peter Toumasis .... assistant: Mr. Scott (as Pete Toumasis)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor (as Judy Townsend)
Michael Vasovski .... production assistant
Nirant Vora .... production assistant
Eddie White .... production assistant
Jessica S. Williams .... production assistant
Kelly Williams .... executive assistant
Angeles Woo .... assistant: Mr. Woo
Inmar Young .... production assistant
Geff Zamor .... production assistant (as Geff. K. Zamor)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Hire: Hostage" - USA (series title)
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9 min | USA:11 min (DVD edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: The original police car in pursuit of the BMW when it flies off the hill is a Chevrolet Caprice. Yet when he tells him to pull over, the police car that is chasing him is a Ford Crown Victoria. But the police car that crashes into a Ford Bronco is the Chevrolet Caprice again.See more »
The Kidnapper:Now, what's in that number? Two years missed salary, profit participation, bonuses. Mm, I've even had to pay for these power lunches. So, what's in a number? What's in a number? Ypu know what? Maybe nothing's in a number. Maybe a number is just a number.
The Driver:I don't get it. Why are you burning it all?
The Kidnapper:You know, whoever says you can't take it with you...
[FBI SWAT Team bursts in]
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References The Rock (1996)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Wow, this is smart advertising., 18 November 2002
Author: Fred M. Hung from New York, NY

In their latest quarterly report, BMW recently cited higher than expected launch costs associated with the new Z4. From looking at films like Hostage and Ticker, it's easy to understand why.

Hostage is a new breed of action shorts. By assembling John Woo's Hollywood A-list production crew, BMW along with Scott brothers Ridley and Tony have blended film and commercial into seemless product placement.

The premise of Hostage is not exactly treading on new ground. A disgruntled employee is holding his former employer in the trunk of his car, and high tide threatens to drown her unless the FBI, with help from Clive Owen's The Driver, delivers $5 million.

Woo's slick direction and gift of tension plays very well. Hostage is a taut thriller that both entertains and product places the new BMW Z4. No doubt the Driver films has already catapulted Clive Owen's career.

For those who question BMW's business acumen, consider how many car commercials lay casualty to the Fast Forward button. BMW has correctly identified his target demographic, high end yuppies with disposable income and broadband connection, and created an not easily forgettable product placement. Doubting Thomas' out there can surf the BMWfilms website for other shorts like Powderkeg and Ticker. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

As for the car itself, well, if only it were a Bull market....

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