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Hostage (2002)

The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

Director:

John Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clive Owen ... The Driver
Maury Chaykin ... The Kidnapper
Kathryn Morris ... Linda Delacroix (The Hostage)
Darius McCrary ... FBI Commander
Gerry Becker ... Doctor
James MacDonald ... SWAT Team Commander
Robert 'Rock' Galotti Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... SWAT Team Member (as Rock Galotti)
Lyon Reese Lyon Reese ... FBI Technician (as Jolyon Reese)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Briganti ... Town Member
Christopher Gilbertson ... SWAT Team Member
Shannon Holzer Shannon Holzer ... SWAT Team Member
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Storyline

The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

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Not Rated
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Goofs

The original police car in pursuit of the BMW when it flies off the hill is a Chevrolet Caprice. Yet when he tells him to pull over, the police car that is chasing him is a Ford Crown Victoria. But the police car that crashes into a Ford Bronco is the Chevrolet Caprice again. See more »

Quotes

The Kidnapper: Now, what's in that number? Two years missed salary, profit participation, bonuses. Mm, I've even had to pay for these power lunches. So, what's in a number? What's in a number? Ypu know what? Maybe nothing's in a number. Maybe a number is just a number.
The Driver: I don't get it. Why are you burning it all?
The Kidnapper: You know, whoever says you can't take it with you...
[FBI SWAT Team bursts in]
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Crazy Credits

BMW recommends that you always wear your seat belt. See more »

Connections

Follows Chosen (2001) See more »

User Reviews

 
Cool, but packed with glaringly obvious plot holes
3 December 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

You can almost always rely on John Woo to deliver great action... Face/Off and those of his films that were made before he went Hollywood, especially those featuring Chow Yun-Fat(or so I've heard; have only seen Face/Off myself) are great and popular for his unique brand of cool, stylish action. His use of slow-motion in action sequences are especially popular; here, he delivers as well... but one can't help but think about whether or not Woo(or anyone else, for that matter) actually read the script. There are quite an impressive amount of glaringly obvious plot holes for such a short action flick... but I suppose what we're supposed to pay attention to is the car(this is a commercial, after all) and its capabilities... though I think many of them are exaggerated, at least slightly, in this. The acting isn't particularly good, but Clive Owen is still great as The Driver... not that one would expect anything else from him. The action is pretty cool, that I must admit. And it somehow manages to overshadow the numerous holes in the fairly thin plot. All in all, worth a single watch, for car freaks. But not much more. I recommend it to big fans of Woo and the commercials, as well as car fanatics. 7/10


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Official Sites:

BMW Films

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hire: Hostage See more »

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Production Co:

RSA Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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