Hostage (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bruce Willis Jeff Talley
Kevin Pollak Walter Smith
Serena Scott Thomas Jane Talley
Ben Foster Mars Krupcheck
Jonathan Tucker Dennis Kelly
Jimmy Bennett Tommy Smith
Michelle Horn Jennifer Smith
Marshall Allman Kevin Kelly
Rumer Willis Amanda Talley
Kim Coates The Watchman
You get two hostage crises for the price of one in Hostage, an overwrought but otherwise involving thriller grounded by Bruce Willis's solid lead performance. Making a dramatic pit-stop on his way to Die Hard 4, Willis plays a traumatized former Los Angeles hostage negotiator, now working as a nearly-divorced police chief in sleepy Ventura County, California. Willis suddenly finds himself amidst two potentially deadly stand-offs when a trio of hapless teenagers seize hostages in the fortress-like home of an accountant (Kevin Pollack) whose connections to organized crime result in Willis struggling to rescue his estranged wife and daughter, who are being held hostage by faceless thugs at an undisclosed location. Having directed two of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell video games, director Florent Siri brings plenty of slick, competent filmmaking to Willis's desperate dilemma, and the film boasts a gritty, graphic style that draws attention away from implausible plot twists. The bothersome, over-the-top performances by the teenaged villains also slightly compromise this gloomy but emotionally gripping adaptation of Robert Crais's novel, named as one of Amazon.com's best books of 2001. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Action; Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Florent Emilio Siri
Producer Mark Gordon; Arnold Rifkin
Writer Robert Crais; Doug Richardson
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 113 mins
Movie Release Date 3/11/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 512
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/15/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936282917
Release Date 6/21/2005
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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