Hostage

"Every Second Counts"

Hostage is a 2005 thriller directed by Florent Emilio Siri starring Bruce Willis. Jeff Talley played by Bruce Willis is a Los Angeles hostage negotiator who finds himself talking to a man who has taken his wife and young son hostage. Talley ends up talking to the scared boy inside the house and assures him that everything is going to be alright. After his conversation with the boy Talley gets a message from the S.W.A.T. team that they have a clear shot to take out the man. Talley advises them to hold on that no one is going to die today. Unfortunately things begin to turn bad and shots are fired from the house. Talley runs into the house but is too late. He finds the man and his wife dead, and the little boy dies in his arms. Devastated by his failure to keep the family alive, Talley and his family move to Bristo Camino, California which is a lot quieter community where he takes a job as Police Chief.

Meanwhile in Bristo Camino, two teenage brothers Dennis and Kevin, and their friend Marshall, also known as “Mars” spot an obviously wealthy teenage girl go into a local market. When she returns to her father and brother in their family car, an “Escalade,” the boys decide to follow the family home, where they have decided to steal the SUV. The family is very wealthy. The father, Walter Smith goes directly to his office where he downloads some encrypted information onto a DVD and advises the man on the phone that it is located in the “Heaven Can Wait” DVD case.

The original plan was to steal the SUV and go, but when they are spotted on the cameras, the boy sends a silent alarm to the alarm company. When the officer responds to the call she is confronted by a teenager with a gun and gets shot twice. Talley is called to the scene and manages to get the officer out of harm’s way but ends up dying. After the Ventura County Sheriff Department arrives, Talley decides to turn the authority over to them after everything he had been through in Los Angeles. Stopping to pick up some dinner for his family, he finds a man in the back seat telling him to drive. They meet up with a black van where they show him that they have kidnapped his wife and daughter and instruct him to go back and get the DVD.

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| 2005 | 1 hr 53 min | 6.6/10
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Florent Emilio Siri
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English
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