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Sweet Hostage (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 10 October 1975
An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

Director:

Lee Philips

Writers:

Edward Hume (teleplay), Nathaniel Benchley (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Linda Blair ... Doris Mae Withers
Martin Sheen ... Leonard Hatch
Jeanne Cooper ... Mrs. Withers
Lee de Broux ... Sheriff Emmet (as Lee DeBroux) (as Lee Debroux)
Bert Remsen ... Mr. Withers
Dehl Berti Dehl Berti ... Harry Fox
Al Hopson Al Hopson ... Mr. Smathers
William Sterchi ... Hank Smathers (as Bill Sterchi)
Roberto Valentino De Leon Roberto Valentino De Leon ... Juan
Michael Eiland Michael Eiland ... Tom Martinez (as Michael C. Eiland)
Mary Michael Carnes Mary Michael Carnes ... Dry Goods Clerk
Don Hann Don Hann ... Liquor Store Proprietor
Ross Elder Ross Elder ... Hospital Attendant
Chris Williams Chris Williams ... Man in Bungalow
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Storyline

An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

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Taglines:

He captured a girl... but unleashed a woman. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Xanadu See more »

Filming Locations:

Taos, New Mexico, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brut Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally featured as part of ABC's "Friday Night Movie" series. See more »

Goofs

When Leonard leaves the cabin to go into to town to do the shopping, he leaves the shopping list on the table. Later, in the store, he is seen reading from the list. See more »

Quotes

Hospital Attendant: Oh, Excuse me, Mr. Kahn, Luncheon is served
Leonard Hatch: In Xanadu did I, a stately pleasure dome did decree. And there, from force of habit, I only dine with royalty.
Hospital Attendant: Your Majesty, your knights await.
Leonard Hatch: And my days, as well.
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Connections

References To Tell the Truth (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers on a Carousel
Music by George Barrie ASCAP
Lyrics by Bob Larimer ASCAP
Sung by Stephen Schwartz (as Steven Michael Schwartz)
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Love comes from sources unknown.
17 February 2000 | by shortribSee all my reviews

I saw this film over 25 years ago I was very young, but it left a deep impression in my heart, this was a very touching movie that stayed with me for all these years, I only saw this movie that one time, but I never forgot about it, I did however forget the name of the movie, but I never forget the two main characters; Linda Blair and Martin Sheen they were absolutely fabulous. Why did they not make more movies together. I will always keep this movie in my memories. I hope to see it again soon as would like to have a copy of my own to watch whenever I want. Sweet Hostage was and still is Sweet Brilliance!!!!.


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