Hostage – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 11, 2005
DVD Release: June 21, 2005
Hostage – Filtered


Devastated by a hostage situation which resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) exits Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County.

When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they inadvertently pick the wrong house on the wrong day. The trio find themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town owned by an accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again. Soon after, Talley readily hands authority of the hostage situation over to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and leaves the scene. After it becomes clear that the Sheriff’s Department cannot handle the crisis, Talley is forced to resume the command he had abandoned where the stakes quickly evolve into a hostage situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine. Based on the novel by Robert Crais.

Dove Review

A hostage negotiater tries to help a family being held hostage, after finding out that his own family is being held hostage. During this process he realizes his family is more important than his line of work. This is a good action movie, and the story kept my attention. It was a good movie although there was quite a bit of violence and some graphic scenes.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Man hits boy with phone, gunshots, man shoots woman in chest and she dies-some blood shown, man holds girl by neck, man thrown man from belcony and shoots another man and both die, girl stabs man in face with knife, man on fire.
Drugs: Mention of "bong,"smoking and drinking shown.
Nudity: Girl wearing inappropriate shirt- shows cleavage, men in thier underwear.
Other: None


Company: Miramax Pictures
Director: Florent Siri
Producer: Mark Gordon
Genre: Action
Runtime: 113 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz