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Held Hostage (2009)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 19 July 2009
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Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.

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Grant Harvey

Writers:

Michelle Renee (book), James Kearns | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Benz ... Michelle Estey
Brendan Penny ... Chris Clark
Natasha Calis ... Breea Estey
Tom Carey ... Dave Estey
Michelle Harrison ... Rose
Jason Schombing ... Carlos Martinez
Dalias Blake ... Reggie
Jeff Pangman ... Joe
Bruce McGill ... Ben Summers
Dean Marshall ... Leland
Linda Sorensen ... Dr. Morse
Sonja Bennett ... Sandi Clark
Gary Jones ... Walter
Danny Wattley ... Hershey
Michael Puttonen ... Judge
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Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.

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How far would you go to save your daughter?

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Panttivankidraama See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Notable variations from the actual crime: 1) There was an adult female roommate that was also kidnapped. 2) The majority of the money was never recovered. Only $93,000 of the $360,000 stolen was recovered. 3) The suspects were two black males, and a Hispanic male and female. 4) The principal male suspect was acquitted of the kidnapping charge against Michelle Renee, but convicted for the other people. See more »

Goofs

When the gun thug puts duct tape over Michelle's mouth it is nearly horizontal. After the scene change, it is at an angle with the left side being lower. See more »

Quotes

Michelle Estey: I thought we had an agreement.
Dave Estey: I know but I just...
Michelle Estey: Dammit Dave.
Dave Estey: She sounds old Michelle.
Michelle Estey: I don't care.
Dave Estey: She wants to see you.
Michelle Estey: [she laughs] I don't care. I don't care, why do you keep doing this to me?
Dave Estey: I'm not doing anything, I just think you can talk to her.
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Held Hostage
6 February 2017 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

This is a film that can't quite make up its mind what it wants to be: crime thriller, personal voyage, psychological drama...but as it is a true story or at least based on one, allowance should be made for that. Only the surname of the principal character has been changed, and as there is no real romance angle, she can't really be called a leading lady.

Michelle has had a hard life, but after running away from home and working as an exotic dancer, she lands a job in a bank, and is now managing it, the hard pressed single mother of a daughter, when her life comes crashing down around her ears. Her home is invaded, her daughter tied up and gagged, while she is forced to rob her own bank under threat of being blown to kingdom come. She goes through with it, but although the good news is that the dynamite was not real, the bad news is that she is now less a victim than a suspect.

When the gang are caught, the ringleader decides to shift the lion's share of the blame onto her. How bad can it get? Obviously not that bad or the real Michelle would not have written the book of the same title on which this film is based.

Don't expect too much from "Held Hostage", but it is certainly watchable.


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