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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.

Director:

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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Every Second Counts See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The hair Bruce Willis sports in the beginning of the film is an elaborate, realistic wig. The beard, however, is all Willis. See more »

Goofs

When the inside of the house is on fire, there is no smoke. 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

Referenced in Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Outta Here
Written by Rob Bryton & Neil Cross
Performed by K.I.N.D
For Savage Arts Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Amazing and breathtaking- Bruce has returned
13 March 2005 | by szeepSee all my reviews

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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,800,000, 13 March 2005

Gross USA:

$34,639,939

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,663,556
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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