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Hostages (1992)

Fictionalized account of British, Irish, and American hostages taken in Lebanon in late 1980's. Dark and brutal story of Terry Anderson and his fellow hostages and how their families held ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathy Bates ... Peggy Say
Colin Firth ... John McCarthy
Ciarán Hinds ... Brian Keenan
Natasha Richardson ... Jill Morrell
Jay O. Sanders ... Terry Anderson
Josef Sommer ... Tom Sutherland
Harry Dean Stanton ... Frank Reed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rasan Abbas Rasan Abbas ... Head Kidnapper
Conrad Asquith Conrad Asquith ... Terry Waite
Colin Bruce Colin Bruce ... Robie Burke
Colum Convey Colum Convey ... Art Agnew
Stephen Dillane ... Chris Pearson
Harry Ditson ... David Say
Tony Doyle ... Badraig Murphy
Paul Jaynes Paul Jaynes ... Newsman
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Fictionalized account of British, Irish, and American hostages taken in Lebanon in late 1980's. Dark and brutal story of Terry Anderson and his fellow hostages and how their families held out under the stress. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Panttivangit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It's well worth my five dollars!
7 August 2001 | by SylSee all my reviews

I bought the video for less than five bucks at a liquidators store. I wanted the video for one of my favorite actors, Rolf Saxon. HE has a minor part and only two scenes. But in between them, the film is filled with solid performances by Kathy Bates, Natasha Richardson, Ciaran Hinds, Colin Firth, and Harry Dean Stanton. It can also be recommended for educational purposes to discuss the years when Iran and the U.S. were enemies. Besides the red tape, we learn the horror and the reasons for it. It can be a very deep movie. You almost feel sympathy for their captors too. We know that they were not all evil entirely. THey had their reasons too. While the treatment was cruel and harsh, the hostage crisis was forced to pay the world's attention to the other Israeli-held hostages!


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