DVD 113 mins IMDB 6.7 (13,467 votes)
R
Hostage
Disney / Buena Vista (2005)
In Collection
#265

My Rating:
8

Seen It:
Yes
(2005 )
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Bruce Willis Jeff Talley
Ben Foster Mars Krupcheck
Kevin Pollak Walter Smith
Serena Scott Thomas Jane Talley
Jonathan Tucker Dennis Kelly
Jimmy Bennett Tommy Smith
Michelle Horn Jennifer Smith
Marshall Allman Kevin Kelly
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

Director Florent Emilio Siri
Producer Mark Gordon; Arnold Rifkin; Bruce Willis; Bob Yari
Writer Robert Crais; Doug Richardson
Cinematography Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci
Musician Alexandre Desplat
User Credit 1 Richard Byard; Olivier Gajan
User Credit 2 Elisabetta Beraldo

Every Second Counts.

Action superstar Bruce Willis (Sin City, Die Hard, Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, Pulp Fiction) powers a nail-biting thriller that crackles with action and suspense! When Jeff Talley (Willis) became Chief of Police in a sleepy town, he thought he'd left behind the traumas of his career as a big city hostage negotiator. But when a random crime escalates into a deadly stand-off, Talley find himself thrust into a situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine! Also starring Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, The Whole Nine Yards), Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Ben Foster (Six Feet Under, The Punisher), this acclaimed hit is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Crais.

Edition Details
Barcode 786936282917
Region Region 1
Release Date 6/21/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary
Taking Hostage Behind the Scenes
Commentary by Director
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong graphic violence, language and some drug use.
User Text 2 Would you sacrifice another family to save your own?
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Notes
Trivia: The word "fuck" is used 89 times. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: One of the hostage takers hits Walter Smith in the forehead, causing him a large contusion and bleeding. When Smith gets to leave his house and is put on a stretcher inside the ambulance, you can clearly see that there is no sign of injury where his contusion is supposed to be, and no blood either. (more)

Quotes:
[sitting on the couch while Walter's cellphone is ringing in his pocket]
Kevin Kelly: He keeps ringing.
(more)

Awards: 2 nominations (more)