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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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My First Colin Firth Experience!
11 March 2011 | by susan-317See all my reviews

I was not familiar with any of the male actors in this movie when I happened upon it on cable. I fell in love with both Colin Firth and Ciaran Hinds who are both excellent in this. It's a difficult story but an important one historically, telling the tale of the Iran hostages and the political situation surrounding their capture and eventual release. The movie does not condemn the kidnappers, but instead illustrates what the powerless do to become the powerful. It's tragic, but true.

Kathy Bates has a small role, but was the biggest star in the film -- then!

I next saw Colin in Valmont and Ciaran Hinds in Circle of Friends. Colin ran off to have a baby with Meg Tilly but, thankfully, returned to acting soon. Such a wonderful talent! See all of these films if you can. Also, see Colin in The Advocate. What a great film. It's grand that Colin is finally getting the attention he deserves.


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