When a family is held hostage, former hostage negotiator Jeff Talley arrives at the scene. Talley's own family is kidnapped and Talley must decide which is more important: saving a family he doesn't even know or saving his own family.
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Jeff Talley, a former LAPD hostage negotiator, has moved himself away from his failed career outside of Los Angeles, and away from his wife and daughter when three perpetrators move in on an unsuspecting family. But the family's father has a secret which might compromise his kin, and one of the criminals is about to jump over the edge. Jeff Talley has to get everybody to survive the night......if he can.Written by
Jay Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The following year, Jimmy Bennett would appear in Firewall, again playing the younger brother to an older sister taken hostage inside his family's isolated, high-end house. See more »
The watchman fastens the seat belt across Talley's chest (under his arms), but during the close-ups of the man in back restraining him, it appears to come over his left shoulder, not his chest. See more »
I need to talk to that motherfucker! You hear me? I want to talk to that fucker right now! I want that motherfucker!
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The beginning and end credits take place as a virtual camera moves through a digitally replicated set with frozen action. This then fades into and out of the live action at the beginning and end of the film. See more »
Hostage is breathtaking from the first to the last second. Not only is the story well elaborated pure and to the point with no frills but also Bruce Willis has added more facets to his "last boyscout" personality.Bruce returns as we have seen him so many times before - a lonesome cowboy having trouble in his marriage and with his teenage daughter. And yes he is a police chief once more. But he stepped down in his career as blaming himself for a mistake he made in the past. He is scared and even cries which makes him so human and almost fragile- yet he is a tough negotiator still.He suffers and we suffer with him as he portraits a hero which is much more real. Willis has matured and his amazing performance just blew me away. Hostage is a must see.
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