History Film / Hostage

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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* [[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.]]



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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.]]
2nd Sep '13 10:42:02 AM jimmybaby2049
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