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Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story (1991)

Based on the real-life experiences of Sis Levin, the wife of CNN Reporter Jerry Levin, who was taken hostage in Lebanon by Shiite Fundamentalists in 1984, and her struggle to free him.

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Roger Young

Writer:

Anne Brittany
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gila Almagor ... Nuhad
Na'ama Amrani Na'ama Amrani
G.W. Bailey ... Brother
Mohammad Bakri ... (as Mohammed Bakri)
Chaim Banai ... Ghannoum (as Haim Banai)
Shmil Ben Ari
Virginia Bingham Virginia Bingham
Suzanne Q. Burdeau Suzanne Q. Burdeau
Terry Burns
Michael Cavanaugh ... Kaplan
Eli Dor-Haim Eli Dor-Haim ... (as Eli Dor-Chaim)
Michael Downs Michael Downs ... Schumacher
David Dukes ... Jerry Levin
William Eckert William Eckert
Tomer Even Tomer Even ... as Tomer Even
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Based on the real-life experiences of Sis Levin, the wife of CNN Reporter Jerry Levin, who was taken hostage in Lebanon by Shiite Fundamentalists in 1984, and her struggle to free him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In der Gewalt der anderen See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$271,327
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Middle East Suspense
11 October 2007 | by azflybaby35See all my reviews

This was a based on true story movie - and my husband and I enjoyed it - another find in the $1 bin at Wal-mart. As it says on the box it covers the kidnapping of Mr. Levin in the Middle East and his wife's attempts to free him.

This movie took many interesting twists and turns. It showed that even then we did not know how to deal with the threat of American's being kidnapped and how much danger we put reporters in to get close to the story. The only thing I was disappointed in was I would have liked a little more back history, on Sis's family (since she and her brother call each other Sis and Brother) and on how Sis and Jerry met. You see her deep love for her husband yet they both seem so different from one another.

On a side note it was interesting to see Marlo Thomas as a blonde.


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