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Hostages 

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A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.
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Series cast summary:
Toni Collette ...  Dr. Ellen Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Tate Donovan ...  Brian Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Rhys Coiro ...  Kramer Daly 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Sandrine Holt ...  Sandrine Renault / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Quinn Shephard ...  Morgan Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Dylan McDermott ...  Duncan Carlisle 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Billy Brown ...  Archer Petit 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Mateus Ward ...  Jake Sanders 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Jim True-Frost ...  Logan 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Lola Cook ...  Sawyer 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Larry Pine ...  Burton Delaney 10 episodes, 2013-2014
James Naughton ...  President Paul Kincaid 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Joanne Kelly ...  Vanessa Moore 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Brian White ...  Colonel Thomas Blair 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ...  Mary Kincaid 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Francie Swift ...  Nina 7 episodes, 2013-2014
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Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon, is thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Ellen and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more ... Written by CBS

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Ridiculous storyline, more of a comedy than a thriller
23 April 2016 | by areatwSee all my reviews

To start on a positive note, the acting in this series is generally good, to the point where it adds a hint of realism to what is an unbelievably ridiculous storyline.

Such is the stupidity of the plot, I feel it would be more appropriate for 'Hostages' to be categorised as a comedy rather than a thriller, and 3 or 4 episodes in I began to treat it as such.

If you are going to create a drama series involving a plot to kill the US President, then surely you need to ensure the storyline and script are as realistic (or simply believable) as possible? Unfortunately, there are so many gaping plot holes and ludicrous plot twists that it's nearly impossible to sit and watch 'Hostages' without thinking about what else you could be doing with your valuable time.


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23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Hicksville, New York, USA

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