When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
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
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During the hostage negotiation in the beginning, Talley writes a message on the whiteboard and then tosses it to his friend. He tosses it white side down, but it slides over to his friend white side up. See more »
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 »
I just saw Hostage today at an advanced screening and I liked it! It
seems to have all the elements of the Bruce Willis action movie, so one
might think it cannot surprise anymore. Then again, you rarely see a
bad Bruce Willis movie. It has the opening failure of the perfect cop,
and the almost "post traumatic stress" side to the character who then
moves into a smaller town, but carries his burden along with him.
But this time, Bruce Willis doesn't seem all that perfect, he is
scared, his voice is shaking in several situations and even cries. He
still saves the day, but he's a lot more... human. And the guy is
pretty good at this, too.
Then there are the really powerful scenes that shake your soul! Young
actor Ben Foster is involved in many of them and does a terrific
(literally and figuratively speaking) job! There are also some
unexpected resolutions and some even less expected symbolic shots.
Bottom line is, Hostage is a good pick not only for the action/thriller
fan, but also for any movie goer.
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