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Kidnap & Rescue reenacts and describes the rescues of hostages abducted overseas and who are held for ransom. The show delves into the roles of private security firms, their operations, and their missions in saving innocent people from the clutches of extremist terrorist groups and drug cartels. The show also features interviews and output from both people involved in the rescue operations and the victims who were rescued.

Saturdays at 10:00 pm on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 10 Episodes
January 29, 2011
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Fouad Hajji, Iyad Hajjaj, Owen Alabado, Jon Briddell
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Kidnap & Rescue Full Episode Guide

  • Worldwide kidnapping is a growth industry, fortunately there are individuals who have dedicated their lives to protecting the innocent, these are their stories.

  • Matthew Maupin and Thomas Hammill are kidnapped by insurgents during an ambush in Iraq. Civilian truck driver Hammill was held hostage but kept alive while Private First Class Maupin was killed. Both were victims of hostage terrorism.

  • Every year over 1.5 million children go missing - many are kidnapped then bought and sold by human trafficking rings. This episode profiles two of operator Ty Ritter's "Project Child Save" missions to bring children being held hostage abroad back home.

  • A husband and wife on vacation to celebrate their anniversary are taken hostage by a Muslim extremist group in the Philippines. The US government and Filipino Marines work to rescue them from the brutal terrorist leader Abu Sabaya.

  • The Guidry Group is a private security firm based out of Montgomery, Texas, specializing in "high net worth" clients, fortune 500 companies and US government interests. Plus, the intimate story of an operator who lost his partner in the line of duty.

  • The kidnapping of DEA agent Kiki Camarena was a seminal event in exposing the official corruption and true power of the drug cartels south of the border. The US using unorthodox methods themselves kidnap the kidnappers.

  • An Arizona teenager is kidnapped from his home by potential "buyers" while trying to help sell his sister's car. An American citizen with homes on both sides of the border is taken from his Tijuana residence while he sleeps.

  • When Thomas Hargrove is abducted by the Columbian FARC while working in South America, his wife Susan, friends, and professional negotiators fight to bring him home alive.

  • Filipino-American businessman Alistair Onglingswan are in Manilla celebrating their birthdays when they become victims to a psychopathic taxi driver.

  • Brad Barker and his HALO group attempt to rescue a man taken from his own bed at night and a girl kidnapped, drugged, and sold into sexual slavery, both across the US-Mexico border.

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