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Hostage (2005)

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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.

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Florent-Emilio Siri (as Florent Siri)

Writers:

Robert Crais (novel), Doug Richardson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Jeff Talley
Kevin Pollak ... Walter Smith
Jimmy Bennett ... Tommy Smith
Michelle Horn ... Jennifer Smith
Ben Foster ... Mars Krupcheck
Jonathan Tucker ... Dennis Kelly
Marshall Allman ... Kevin Kelly
Serena Scott Thomas ... Jane Talley
Rumer Willis ... Amanda Talley
Kim Coates ... The Watchman
Robert Knepper ... Wil Bechler
Tina Lifford ... Laura Shoemaker
Ransford Doherty ... Mike Anders
Marjean Holden ... Carol Flores
Michael D. Roberts ... Ridley
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Storyline

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 (chefjaybc@gtctelecom.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,214,734, 13 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,639,939

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,944,725
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis's daughter in the movie, Amanda, was played by his real-life daughter Rumer Willis. Rumer wanted the part, but Bruce made her audition like everyone else, and she got the part. See more »

Goofs

Tommy looks at his hand which is bleeding, then he crawls through the crawl space and vents, but he leaves behind no bloody hand prints. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Mack: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Negotiator (1998) See more »

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Outta Here
Written by Rob Bryton & Neil Cross
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For Savage Arts Entertainment
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An unexpected delight.
9 March 2005 | by chez_dreSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie last night for the only reason, it was a free premiere ticket, and I had not much else to do. I was therefore pleasantly surprised by the movie. Artistically and dialogue wise this movie is lacking, except for the first scene, but this is to be expected from a Bruce Willis film. As a an action/thriller the movie hits the mark. It is noir, gritty, violent, and similar to the director's, Florent Siri, style used for his 2002 film, "The Nest". Several very cool shots by the cinematographer, tie this movie together. This is a great movie to go watch on a Saturday night with friends. You will be thoroughly entertained by Willis, who is best suited for this type of role.


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