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Hostage (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  11 March 2005 (USA)
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A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.

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(as Florent Siri)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Jeff Talley, a former LAPD hostage negotiator, has moved himself away from his failed career outside of Los Angeles, and away from his wife and daughter. When a convenience store robbery goes wrong in his turf, the three perpetrators move in on an unsuspecting family. But the family's father has a secret which might compromise his kin, and one of the criminals is about to jump over the edge. Jeff Talley has to get everybody to survive the night......if he can. Written by Jay Cohen (chefjaybc@gtctelecom.com)

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£807,171 (UK) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$318,412 (South Africa) (24 June 2005)
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Trivia

When Mars (Ben Foster) shoots the policewoman at the front gate she spins around to face the camera. In the commentary the director said this scene is a homage to the gunfight in "Once Upon A Time In The West". In that movie Henry Fonda spins around in the same way after being shot by Charles Bronson. See more »

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Marshal is seen siphoning fuel out of a Mercedes. All modern Mercedes (and modern vehicles in general) are equipped with screens in the fuel line that prevent siphoning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Mack: I need to talk to that motherfucker! You hear me? I want to talk to that fucker right now! I want that motherfucker!
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The beginning and end credits take place as a virtual camera moves through a digitally replicated set with frozen action. This then fades into and out of the live action at the beginning and end of the film. See more »

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Outta Here
Written by Rob Bryton & Neil Cross
Performed by K.I.N.D
For Savage Arts Entertainment
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One of Bruce Willis' best performances
13 March 2005 | by (Up-state New York USA) – See all my reviews

This action thriller keeps you on the edge of your chair with a twist around every corner. The beginning credits were presented in a unique manner which transitioned quickly into the film. Bruce Willis portrays his character so accurately ...in the Bruce Willis way..as only a veteran actor can and you can be assured "Hostage" will become one of his most notable films. His emotional range was tested time and time again and he passed with flying colors. Another noteworthy mention should be for Ben Foster in his role as Mars Krupcheck. I almost felt sorry for him. His tormented and demented character came through so vividly in his glaring eyes. The overall performances by all cast was excellent...even the Beagle. Thanks for the adrenaline rush.


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