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Hostage (2005)

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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 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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11 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£807,171 (UK) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$34,636,443 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Trivia

When Tommy reaches for the DVD of the earlier version of "Heaven Can Wait", it has been misfiled in the "F" section along with one other film: "The Nest". That is the English name of director Florent-Emilio Siri's 2002 film The Nest (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Talley crashes the car through the front gate, wires attached to the bottoms of the gate panels are clearly visible. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Taking 'Hostage': Behind the Scenes (2005) 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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An unexpected delight.
9 March 2005 | by (new york, new york) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie last night for the only reason, it was a free premiere ticket, and I had not much else to do. I was therefore pleasantly surprised by the movie. Artistically and dialogue wise this movie is lacking, except for the first scene, but this is to be expected from a Bruce Willis film. As a an action/thriller the movie hits the mark. It is noir, gritty, violent, and similar to the director's, Florent Siri, style used for his 2002 film, "The Nest". Several very cool shots by the cinematographer, tie this movie together. This is a great movie to go watch on a Saturday night with friends. You will be thoroughly entertained by Willis, who is best suited for this type of role.


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