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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Bruce Willis's daughter in the movie, Amanda, was played by his real-life daughter Rumer Willis. Rumer wanted the part, but Bruce made her audition like everyone else, and she got the part. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy and Jennifer are in the safe room, Mars smears a bloody hand print on the window and shoots the window three times, but when Jeff comes back to get Jennifer and Tommy, the hand print is less smeared and the bullet holes are not in the window. 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

References The Nest (2002) See more »

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Outta Here
Written by Rob Bryton & Neil Cross
Performed by K.I.N.D
For Savage Arts Entertainment
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Well-acted and Emotional Action Thriller
13 March 2005 | by rydercupSee all my reviews

I went into this movie with moderate expectations, but was very impressed with how good it was. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, Hostage offered some great action, drama, emotion and most of all some fantastic acting, mainly by Bruce Willis and Ben Foster. I have not always enjoyed Willis' movies, but this one was reminiscent of some of his better roles, ie. Die Hard and Sixth Sense.

I have read some of the media's reviews of this film and some have been unjustifiable harsh. Were they watching the same movie? Once again, I am glad that I did not listen to the critics because I would have missed this movie. If you are in the mood for a tense, gritty thriller with believable and emotional characters, Hostage will not disappoint. I give it 8.5/10.


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Language:

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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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