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Hostage movies

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Squirrel God, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Squirrel God

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    Watched "Mad City" tonight with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman and it struck me that hostage movies really appeal to me and there are quite a lot of them about :)

    So what hostage movies are your favourites?

    Mine include:

    Bandits
    Con Air
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Face/Off
    From Dusk Til Dawn
    Go
    The Hole
    Joy Ride
    Mad City
    Minority Report
    The Negotiator
    The Rock
    Speed
    Swordfish
    Three Kings
    Way of the Gun
     
  2. Sinzer

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    Die Hard (Ultimate Hostage film)
    Natural Born Killers (Ends with hostages)
    Under Seige
    Predator

    I would argue with a couple of your choices :p

    From Dusk Til Dawn - Not really a hostage movie, vampire flick, mind you, been a long time since I seen it.
    The Hole - Again a horror movie, not really hostage
    Minority Report - Not really a hostage movie, the girl is taken because she wants to go, not kidnapped and used as a bargaining chip.

    To me the real hostage films are those where are a group of people are kept against their will and saved by a lone ranger.
     
  3. James45

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    Dean Cain was in a great one but I can't the life of me remember what it was called.;) :D

    Passenger 57's a hostage film but it ain't great:rolleyes:
    Who Dares Wins
     
  4. njiri

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    Skyjacked....... V.V. old and a bit corny, but great nonetheless
     
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    ...Christmas Rush?
     
  6. Squirrel God

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    Clooney and Tarantino hold Keitel's family hostage for the majority of the movie. It's only when the vampires start piling in that they start to work together. They also take a few hostages before that :)
     
  7. James45

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    yeah it's definitely a hostage movie to start with. just checked and the dean cain one was Best Men.
     
  8. Sinzer

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    Yup, you are right, I thought my memory was serving me badly :)
     
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    Suddenly with Frank Sinatra.
    Seem to remember one called Split Second where a some escaped convicts take some hostages and hide out in an area due to very shortly be used as a atom bomb test area

    Then there is Desperate Hours but I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorites.
     
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    Who Dares Wins is my favorite!

    Classic film!
     

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