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Hostage (2005)

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Action, Crime, Drama |

Hostage is a American crime thriller film produced by and starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson.

The film earned mixed to negative reviews and was not a financial success on its original release, earning only slightly more than its production costs.

Former L.A. SWAT officer Jeff Talley is a hostage negotiator in Los Angeles. One day, Talley negotiates with a man who has taken his wife and son hostage after learning his wife was cheating on him. Shortly after Talley denies a SWAT commander’s request to give snipers the order to open fire, the despondent man kills his wife, son, and himself. Traumatized, Talley moves with his family and becomes police chief in Bristo Camino, a fictional suburban hamlet in nearby Ventura County.

A year later, Talley finds himself in another hostage situation. Two troubled teenaged brothers, Dennis and Kevin Kelly, and a sociopathic accomplice, Marshall “Mars” Krupcheck, all very well-armed, take Walter Smith and his two children, Jennifer and Tommy, hostage in the Smith home after a failed robbery attempt. Dennis had told his younger brother to wait in the car, not anticipating the siege to come, but Kevin refused.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri (as Florent Siri)

Writers: Robert Crais (novel), Doug Richardson (screenplay)

Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas, Jonathan Tucker, Marshall Allman, Michelle Horn, Ben Foster

Cast:

Bruce WillisJeff Talley
Kevin PollakWalter Smith
Jimmy BennettTommy Smith
Michelle HornJennifer Smith
Ben FosterMars Krupcheck
Jonathan TuckerDennis Kelly
Marshall AllmanKevin Kelly
Serena Scott ThomasJane Talley
Rumer WillisAmanda Talley
Kim CoatesThe Watchman
Robert KnepperWil Bechler
Tina LiffordLaura Shoemaker
Ransford DohertyMike Anders
Marjean HoldenCarol Flores
Michael D. RobertsRidley
Art LaFleurBill Jorgenson
Randy McPhersonKovak
Hector Luis BustamanteOfficer Ruiz
Kathryn JoostenLouise
Johnny MessnerMr. Jones
John IngleGray Hair Man
Jamie McShaneJoe Mack
Jimmy ‘Jax’ PinchakSean Mack (as Jimmy Pinchak)
Glenn MorshowerLt. Leifitz
Chad SmithBobby Knox
Scott Allan CampbellPolice Psychologist
Jane McPhersonNurse
Phil ShumanNews Reporter
Christina CabotNews Reporter
David Wayne CampbellVentura County Police Officer (uncredited)
Dario DeakSwat Officer #1 (uncredited)
Mark EliasTown member (uncredited)
Sven-Ole ThorsenHooded Thug Guarding Hostages (uncredited)
Scott L. TregerSWAT Lieutenant (uncredited)
Peter WeireterVentura County Sheriff Sniper (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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