History Film / Hostage

2nd Dec '16 10:43:51 PM QuantumReality
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The film opens with ex-SWAT officer turned Los Angeles hostage negotiator Jeff Talley (Willis) attempting to difuse a situation where a man is holding his wife and son hostage due to the wife cheating on him. Alas, he doesn't act quick enough, and the man shoots the two before shooting himself. The son dies in Jeff's arms. This leaves Jeff unable to endure hostage situations anymore, so he moves with his wife and daughter to the (fictional) peaceful suburban hamlet of Bristo Camino in Ventura County and becomes a police chief.

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The film opens with ex-SWAT officer turned Los Angeles hostage negotiator Jeff Talley (Willis) attempting to difuse defuse a situation where a man is holding his wife and son hostage due to the wife cheating on him. Alas, he doesn't act quick enough, and the man shoots the two before shooting himself. The son dies in Jeff's arms. This leaves Jeff unable to endure hostage situations anymore, so he moves with his wife and daughter to the (fictional) peaceful suburban hamlet of Bristo Camino in Ventura County and becomes a police chief.
26th Mar '16 1:04:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* HostageSituation: Naturally, this is the central plot of the movie. Bruce Willis plays a former hostage negotiator who quit after a hostage crisis gone wrong, but then the house of a family man with connections to a shadowy syndicate is invaded by three armed robbers who have to take hostages after a shoot-out with a patrolman. His own wife and daughter are kidnapped by the syndicate to ensure that he gets a specific package they need out of the house.
13th Jul '14 6:14:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]

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* [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]: [[spoiler:It looks like Dennis is in charge of the hostage situation, until his more deranged friend Mars (who hadn't said much throughout the film) kills him.]]

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* [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]: DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:It looks like Dennis is in charge of the hostage situation, until his more deranged friend Mars (who hadn't said much throughout the film) kills him.]]



* IHaveYourWife

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* IHaveYourWifeIHaveYourWife: Bad guy kidnaps Bruce Willis' family to force Bruce to get a DVD that incriminates him from a hostage situation going on elsewhere. After resolving the hostage situation and getting the DVD, he manages to kill the bad guy and save his family.


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* MolotovCocktail: Mars uses numerous of these to take down the mansion with him.
12th Jul '14 3:41:48 AM Morgenthaler
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''Hostage'' is a 2005 thriller film directed by Florent Emilio Siri and starring BruceWillis. It is [[FilmOfTheBook based on the novel of the same name]] by Robert Crais, to which it is relatively faithful.

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''Hostage'' is a 2005 thriller film directed by Florent Emilio Siri and starring BruceWillis.Creator/BruceWillis. It is [[FilmOfTheBook based on the novel of the same name]] by Robert Crais, to which it is relatively faithful.



* ActorAllusion: Darker example: this was not the first time Willis plays a law enforcement type [[Film/MercuryRising who fails to save a boy from death.]]



* NamesTheSame: The DVD is hidden in a case for the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch film ''Heaven Can Wait'', but Walter also owns a copy of the 1978 film of the same name. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, this doesn't actually cause any problems, as Walter's son just grabs both when Talley tells him the name.]]




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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: [[invoked]] The DVD is hidden in a case for the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch film ''Heaven Can Wait'', but Walter also owns a copy of the 1978 film of the same name. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, this doesn't actually cause any problems, as Walter's son just grabs both when Talley tells him the name.]]
12th Jul '14 3:40:08 AM Morgenthaler
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Critics considered it mediocre (39% on RottenTomatoes), seeing it as cliched, though RogerEbert gave it three stars. Didn't make much money: $77,944,725 versus production costs of $52 million.
6th Mar '14 8:13:54 AM Eegah
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* NamesTheSame: The DVD is hidden in a case for the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch film ''Heaven Can Wait'', but he also owns a copy of the 1978 film of the same name. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, this doesn't actually cause any problems, as Walter's son just grabs both when Talley tells him the name.]]

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* NamesTheSame: The DVD is hidden in a case for the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch film ''Heaven Can Wait'', but he Walter also owns a copy of the 1978 film of the same name. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, this doesn't actually cause any problems, as Walter's son just grabs both when Talley tells him the name.]]
6th Mar '14 8:13:32 AM Eegah
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* NamesTheSame: The DVD is hidden in a case for the 1943 Ernst Lubitsch film ''Heaven Can Wait'', but he also owns a copy of the 1978 film of the same name. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, this doesn't actually cause any problems, as Walter's son just grabs both when Talley tells him the name.]]
3rd Mar '14 6:34:54 PM Softy
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* EvilVersusEvil: At the film's climax, [[spoiler:Mars kills several of the syndicate operatives before succumbing to the injuries they inflicted upon him.]]
26th Oct '13 7:05:38 PM JIKTV
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* DecoyAntagonist: [[spoiler:It looks like Dennis is in charge of the hostage situation, until his more deranged friend Mars (who hadn't said much throughout the film) kills him.]]

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* DecoyAntagonist: [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]: [[spoiler:It looks like Dennis is in charge of the hostage situation, until his more deranged friend Mars (who hadn't said much throughout the film) kills him.]]
29th Sep '13 9:16:20 AM erforce
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* ActorAllusion: Darker example: this was not the first time Willis plays a law enforcement type [[MercuryRising who fails to save a boy from death.]]

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* ActorAllusion: Darker example: this was not the first time Willis plays a law enforcement type [[MercuryRising [[Film/MercuryRising who fails to save a boy from death.]]
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