Hostage

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: March 11, 2005
DVD: June 21, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.78
based on 3327 votes and 87 reviews
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Cast: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jimmy Bennett, Jonathan Tucker, Ben Foster, Michelle Horn

Synopsis

Devastated by an unspeakable tragedy while on the job as a hostage negotiator for the LAPD, Jeff Tally (Bruce Willis) resigns and accepts a low-profile job as the chief of police in the sleepy town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. On a slow Monday morning Talley's job becomes anything but quiet and sets him on a course that could change not only his professional but personal life forever.

When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home, intending to steal their car, they get more than they bargained for. The trio finds themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town with no way of escape. Panicked, they take the family hostage, placing Talley in a situation he never wanted to face again.

Director: Florent Siri
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Mark Gordon, Arnold Rifkin, Bob Yari
Screenplay: Doug Richardson
Official Site: www.miramax.com/hostage/

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  • 2 stars "A bit stupid and boring. Didn't enjoy it as much as other movies done by Willis - of course, they all seem to be the same lately."