Hostages (2013–2014)
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The family of a doctor, who will be doing surgery on the United States President, is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent. She is ordered by the kidnappers to assassinate the President in order to save her family.


Jeffrey Nachmanoff


Alon Aranya (developer), Jeffrey Nachmanoff (developer) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Dr. Ellen Sanders
Tate Donovan ... Brian Sanders
Rhys Coiro ... Kramer Daly
Sandrine Holt ... Sandrine Renault
Billy Brown ... Archer Petit
Quinn Shephard ... Morgan Sanders
Mateus Ward ... Jake Sanders
James Naughton ... President Paul Kincaid
Dylan McDermott ... Duncan Carlisle
Larry Pine ... Burton Delaney
Jeremy Bobb ... Quentin Creasy
Montego Glover ... Lena
Kevyn Morrow
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Mary Kincaid
Greg Brostrom Greg Brostrom ... Janitor / Security Guard


US President Paul Kincaid is scheduled for surgery by Dr. Ellen Sanders, but terrorists prepared kidnap her entire family, demanding she kills the head of state. Their leader is brutal(ly efficient) FBI agent Duncan Carlisle, secretly in league with a White House key staffer. They come well prepared, informed about husband Brian Sanders's business trouble and adulterous affair, teen son Jake's bond with the dog, while blackmailed by a school drug dealer, and wining brat daughter Morgan's affair with Boyd Norton. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Kate Burton was originally casted to play the role of First Lady, but it was very difficult for the production team to coordinate her schedule. As a result, the part was given to Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and two scenes from the Pilot had to be reshoot. See more »

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Just too stupid
1 October 2013 | by qck1See all my reviews

The pilot moved well, but just could not see the point. Might make a movie but it is a stretch to see this as a weekly show. Also, wouldn't the neighbors notice that something strange was happening at the house, and more than likely the news media would be all over the doctor, and be at the house given the press she has received? Also the Secret Service would more than likely keep a watch on the doctor for her own safety, especially given the notoriety. Hard to believe that this even got out the door. The networks must really be desperate to even consider this show, and to put so much advertising into it. This show deserves a quick death.

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