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Hostage (2002)

The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

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John Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clive Owen ... The Driver
Maury Chaykin ... The Kidnapper
Kathryn Morris ... Linda Delacroix (The Hostage)
Darius McCrary ... FBI Commander
Gerry Becker ... Doctor
James MacDonald ... SWAT Team Commander
Robert 'Rock' Galotti Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... SWAT Team Member (as Rock Galotti)
Lyon Reese Lyon Reese ... FBI Technician (as Jolyon Reese)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Briganti Gina Briganti ... Town Member
Christopher Gilbertson Christopher Gilbertson ... SWAT Team Member
Shannon Holzer Shannon Holzer ... SWAT Team Member
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Storyline

The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

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Details

Official Sites:

BMW Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Hostage See more »

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Production Co:

RSA Films See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Like most movies, a mistake is made with the sound of the revolver. It will not make the "clicking sound" until is has engaged the ratchet pawl within the gun. So while the cylinder spins outside the gun, it shouldn't be making the sound it makes. See more »

Quotes

The Kidnapper: Words... are cheap. Words... come and go. All I wanted from her was a gesture. Now, five million dollars withdrawed from Ms. CEO's account, that's a gesture. See, now that's a GRAND gesture. I like that.
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BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

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Follows Star (2001) See more »

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Clive Owen's behind the wheel, and John Woo's behind the camera!
17 November 2002 | by bluefox808See all my reviews

I've been a huge fan of the BMW Film Series "The Hire" since the first season that was produced by David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club). These latest three episodes were produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). It's a match made in movie-fan heaven: Hollywood's hottest directors, Britain's coolest actor, and Germany's most kick-ass cars!

"Hostage" is directed by John Woo, the action virtuoso who brought us "The Killer," "A Better Tomorrow" and "Face/Off." Although John Woo is famous for his ballistic shootouts, he is also quite adept at doing drama. This short film showcases that to perfection, with flawed characters and a delicious surprise twist at the end.

This short film rocks in the action department! You get to see The Driver do all sorts of cool maneuvers in this one, including a 180 then driving high-speed in reverse, a 12-foot-high car jump, and he even out-drives a fleet of police cars!

For the best action in the "The Hire" series, I recommend "Hostage" along with "Ambush" and "Ticker." "Powder Keg" has the best drama and "Star" is the funniest one in the series. I can't wait for Tony Scott's "Beat the Devil" to come out!


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