Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural history museum hostage. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
One man will make a mistake. The other will make it a spectacle.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for depiction of a hostage situation, including violence and brief language
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7 November 1997 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,649,742,
9 November 1997
Gross USA: $10,541,523
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $10,541,523
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The pastor in the news montage is an actual pastor of the church where the filming took place for his brief interview. The crew was filming, he was watching and was talking with one of the assistant directors, who then invited him to appear in the movie. He had no prior acting experience. See more
Jeez, I sent you to cover a piece of fluff, and you come back with a hostage situation.
Referenced in Alan Partridge
Guys Like Me
Written and Produced by Philippe Sarde See more