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Hostage - Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jimmy Bennett, Florent Emilio Siri

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Would you sacrifice another family to save your own?

Devastated by a hostage situation which resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) exits Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they inadvertently pick the wrong house on the wrong day. The trio find themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town owned by an accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again. Soon after, Talley readily hands authority of the hostage situation over to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and leaves the scene. After it becomes clear that the Sheriff Department cannot handle the crisis, Talley is forced to resume the command he had abandoned where the stakes quickly evolve into a hostage situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine.

Persons of interest

  • Bruce Willis .... Jeff Talley
  • Kevin Pollak .... Mr Smith
  • Jimmy Bennett .... Tommy Smith
  • Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak .... Sean Mack
  • Jonathan Tucker .... Dennis Kelly
  • Ben Foster .... Mars
  • Michelle Horn .... Jennifer Smith
  • Marshall Allman .... Kevin Kelly
  • Serena Scott Thomas .... Jane Talley
  • Rumer Willis .... Amanda Talley
  • Hector Luis Bustamante .... Officer Ruiz
  • Ransford Doherty .... Officer Mike Anders
  • Marjean Holden .... Officer Carol Flores
  • Jamie McShane .... Joe Mack
  • Glenn Morshower .... Lieutenant Leifitz
  • Michael D Roberts .... Ridley
  • Robert Crais .... Author
  • Doug Richardson .... Screenwriter
  • Florent Emilio Siri .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The only thing more dangerous than an LAPD police officer is an LAPD police officer whose family has been kidnapped... because now it's personal.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

113 minutes (1:53 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 14 April 2005
DVD rental: 1 September 2005

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