HostageMarch 11, 2005
A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 6.6/10 (51,630 voted)
Critic's Score: 44/100
Stars: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Serena Scott Thomas
Jeff Talley, a former LAPD hostage negotiator, has moved himself away from his failed career outside of Los Angeles, and away from his wife and daughter. When a convenience store robbery goes wrong in his turf, the three perpetrators move in on an unsuspecting family. But the family's father has a secret which might compromise his kin, and one of the criminals is about to jump over the edge. Jeff Talley has to get everybody to survive the night……if he can.
Writers: Robert Crais, Doug Richardson
Serena Scott Thomas
Michael D. Roberts
Every Second Counts
Release Date: 11 March 2005
Filming Locations: Azusa, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,214,734
(13 March 2005)
(19 June 2005)
Did You Know?
The word "fuck" is used 89 times.
When Tommy and Jennifer are in the safe room, Mars smears a bloody hand print on the window and shoots the window three times, but when Jeff comes back to get Jennifer and Tommy, the hand print is less smeared and the bullet holes are not in the window.
I need to talk to that motherfucker! You hear me? I want to talk to that fucker right now! I want that motherfucker!
IT ROCKS! This is a Bruce Willis we did not see for a long time!
I saw Hostage in a German Pressscreening and I was blown away. Visually
stunning from the first second to the last. The director Florent Siri
nails every frame. He kept me on the edge of the seat from beginning to
In the last years Bruce Willis disappointed me. His last movies I found
very lame. But here, he is back as the great Action dude, he is famous
for. But Hostage is not another "die hard"-flick. It is different. With
more Drama, much darker and less humor is Hostage one of the most adult
(means grown up) Action Thriller I saw in Years.
The story is great. No cheap tricks, every second is well written,
superb acted and directed. The same with the soundtrack and – as I said
before – the visuals.
Hostage is a kind of violent Film noir in a MTV a like style. A real
ride. I don't want to tell much about the story. Go and see!