Genre: ACTION / TRHILLER / ADVENTURE / CRIME
Release Dates: MARCH 11, 2005
Official Websites: miramax.com/hostage
On March 11th there will be no negotiation.
Based on the #1 best selling thriller.
Would you sacrifice another family to save your own?
Production Company: Stratus Film Company / Cheyenne Enterprises
Devastated by a failed 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 no profile job as chief of police in the low crime hamlet of Bristo Camino, a small town in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow home a family intending to steal their car, they have inadvertently picked 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 working for a mysterious crime enterprise. 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 Sheriffs Department and leaves the scene. Meanwhile, inside the compound is digital information, which is time sensitive and invaluable to the mysterious criminals and critical to their enterprise. They will stop at nothing to get what belongs to them. Talley is forced to resume the command he abandoned, where the stakes quickly evolve into a hostage situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine.
Crew: Florent Siri (director); Robert Crais (based on his novel); Doug Richardson (screenplay), Mark Gordon, Arnold Rifkin and Bob Yari (producers); Manfred D. Heid, Josef Steinberger and Gerd Koechlin (co-producers); Susanne Bohnet, Stephen J. Eads and David Willis (associate producers); Hawk Koch, Josef Lautenschlager, Andreas Thiesmeyer and David J. Wally (executive producers)
Cast: Bruce Willis as Jeff Talley, Kevin Pollak as Mr. Smith, Jonathan Tucker as Dennis Kelly, Ben Foster as Mars, Jimmy Bennett as Tommy Smith, Michelle Horn as Jennifer Smith, Jimmy Pinchak as Sean Mack, Marshall Allman as Kevin Kelly, Serena Scott Thomas as Jane Talley, Rumer Willis as Amanda Talley and Hector Luis Bustamante as Officer Ruiz
Film Fetish trivia:
The director is Florent Emilio Siri, who is best known for directing video games, including Tom Clancey: Splinter Cell.