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Hostage Details


A cop looking for a quieter way of life is thrown into the most dangerous crisis of his life in this thriller based on the novel by Robert Crais. Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) used to be a hostage negotiator with the Los Angeles Police Department, but after a standoff goes horribly wrong, Talley moves himself and his family to a small, quiet town of Bristo Camino, where he serves as chief of police. When three young criminals attempt to steal a car from a wealthy accountant, the situation quickly spins out of control and the thieves are trapped inside the heavily fortified home, taking the accountant and his family hostage. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department soon arrives on the scene, and Talley eagerly hands over the situation to them, but when he unexpectedly finds himself in telephone contact with one of the children inside, he begins to suspect that the cops are in over their heads. After he's approached by a masked stranger who has an agenda of his own, Talley is forced to decide if he should protect the safety of the family in the house or his own wife and kids. Hostage was the first English-language film from director Florent Emilio Siri. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 11, 2005


Bruce Willis
as Jeff Talley
Kevin Pollak
as Walter Smith
Ben Foster
as Mars
Jonathan Tucker
as Dennis
Marshall Allman
as Kevin
Jimmy Bennett
as Tommy Smith
Tina Lifford
as Laura
Kim Coates
as The Watchman
Serena Scott Thomas
as Jane Talley
Robert Knepper
as Wil
Rumer Willis
as Amanda Talley
Michelle Horn
as Jennifer Smith


Florent Emilio Siri
Bruce Willis
Arnold Rifkin
Bob Yari
Mark Gordon
Robert Crais
Book Author
Doug Richardson
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci
Richard Glasser
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexandre Desplat
Composer (Music Score)
Olivier Gajan
Richard Byard
Larry Fulton
Production Designer
Keith P. Cunningham
Art Director
Manfred Heid
Gerd Koechlin
David Willis
Susanne Bohnet
Associate Producer
Stephen Eads
Associate Producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer
Executive Producer
Hawk Koch
Executive Producer
David Wally
Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager
Executive Producer
C. Scott Baker
Set Designer
Luke Freeborn
Set Designer
Kevin Cross
Set Designer
Dawn Brown-Manser
Set Designer
Elisabetta Beraldo
Costume Designer
Cindy Carr
Set Decorator
Steven Ticknor
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Flick
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Devlin
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Cotone
First Assistant Director
Victoria Burrows
Matthew Morrissey
Visual Effects Supervisor
Larz Anderson
Special Effects Coordinator
Stephen Flick
Supervising Sound Editor
Steven Ticknor
Supervising Sound Editor
Billy Burton
Stunts Coordinator
Billy Burton
Second Unit Director