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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:
...  Dr. Ellen Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Brian Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Kramer Daly 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Sandrine Renault / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Morgan Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Duncan Carlisle 15 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Archer Petit 14 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Jake Sanders 14 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Logan 11 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Sawyer 11 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Burton Delaney 10 episodes, 2013-2014
...  President Paul Kincaid 9 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Vanessa Moore 9 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Colonel Thomas Blair 8 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Mary Kincaid 8 episodes, 2013-2014
...  Nina 7 episodes, 2013-2014


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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23 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Hostages: Zakladnicy  »

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It's the adaptation of the hit Israeli show "bnei arubah". See more »


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A sad failure
9 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Based on advance publicity and the hiring of the great Toni Colette, I thought Hostages would be one of my favorite shows. By the end of the first episode, the story was so stupid and improbable I knew I would never watch again. If the hostage takers are so omniscient and well- placed, what do they need the doctor Toni plays for? They had numerous chances to off the prexie. Why doesn't Toni show the prexie a note when they are alone saying: "Don't speak. People who want me to kill you are holding my family hostage." Etc. Etc. Maybe if the American networks had limited three or four episode series like the BBC this would have worked. But then they would have had to hire more talented scriptwriters than those who crafted this unbelievable series. Based on advance publicity, Blacklist sounded pretty hokey. But it's actually more believable and entertaining than the train wreck the Hostage writers created.

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