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Hostage (1988)

While out shopping Martha (Carol Burnett) is kidnapped by Bonnie (Carrie Hamilton) who has escaped from prison. While on their way to New York City they begin to develop a friendship, while Bonnie's father is trying to get even with her.

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Peter Levin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mike Anscombe Mike Anscombe ... Newscaster
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Matron
Doris Belack ... Edna
Annette Bening ... Jill
John Bentley John Bentley ... Patrolman
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Garage Attendant
Carol Burnett ... Martha
Jennifer Cornish Jennifer Cornish ... Girl in Car
Pierre Gaufreau Pierre Gaufreau ... Boy in Car
Carrie Hamilton ... Bonnie Lee Hopkin
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Cell Mate
Clark Johnson ... Detective Morton
François Klanfer François Klanfer ... Restaurant Customer
Gordon Martineau Gordon Martineau ... Newscaster
Leon Russom ... Grady
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While out shopping Martha (Carol Burnett) is kidnapped by Bonnie (Carrie Hamilton) who has escaped from prison. While on their way to New York City they begin to develop a friendship, while Bonnie's father is trying to get even with her.

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Against Her Will See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Hostage" is one of Carol Burnett's best.
6 December 1998 | by buppySee all my reviews

Carol Burnett and real-life daughter Carrie Hamilton star in this outstanding and terrific film. Carol Burnett has always been known as a terrific comedic actress (which she is) but in this film she's very dramatic and does it well. Carol Burnett stars as Martha, who is recovering from the loss of her husband. One day while shopping she's kidnapped by Bonnie Lee Hopkin (Carrie Hamilton) who's just escaped from prison. En route to New York City they forge a friendship while on the run from Bonnie's father who's trying to get even with her for shooting him in the arm. Carol Burnett is a very funny actress and it pleases me to watch her being terrific as a dramatic actress in this truly outstanding film.


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